We often mispronounce brands. Well, because let’s face it, proper nouns can be tricky! But when it comes to food, we don’t want to make the same mistakes. You ask why? Only ‘coz food is the most quintessential part of our lives! However, even the self-proclaimed foodies sometimes get tongue-tied when it comes to pronouncing the names of certain foods.
It has happened to all of us at least once: you’re sitting at a nice restaurant and know exactly what you want, but you’re nervously waiting to tell the server your order because you have no idea how to pronounce the name of the dish. When they finally get to you, you nervously point to the option to avoid mispronunciation. But hey! Don’t be too hard on yourself. Food names come from all over the world, and some can be really tricky to say if you aren’t familiar with that particular language. It happens to the best of us! There are some food names that mostly everyone is pronouncing all wrong. Don’t worry! Help is on the way.
The next time you want to order a fancy dish or just talk food, you won’t have to resort to pointing. Here is a list of the 15 most commonly mispronounced words and the way you should actually be saying them.
You Probably Say: Ag-lio O-lio
Correct Pronunciation: Ah-li-oh Oh-li-oh
You Probably Say: Rasp-berry
Correct Pronunciation: Raz-ber-ee
You Probably Say: Nut-ela
Correct Pronunciation: New-tell-a
You Probably Say: Tor-tee-lass
Correct Pronunciation: Tohr-tee-yahs
You probably say: Ex-press-oh
Correct Pronunciation: Ess-press-oh
You Probably Say: Kee-noah
Correct Pronunciation: Keen-wah
You Probably Say: H-rb
Correct Pronunciation: Erb
You Probably Say: Koh-koh-wa
Correct Pronunciation: Koh-koh
You Probably Say: Fuh-jee-taah
Correct Pronunciation: Fuh-hee-tuh
You Probably Say: Hum-us
Correct Pronunciation: Hoom-us
You Probably Say: Ja-la-peh-noh
Correct Pronunciation: Hah-lah-peh-nyoh
You Probably Say: Sal-mon
Correct Pronunciation: Sam-uhn
You Probably Say: Broo-shet-ah
Correct Pronunciation: Broo-sket-ah
You Probably Say: Krau-sent
Correct Pronunciation: Kwuh-saunh
You Probably Say: Ferrero-ro-shar
Correct Pronunciation: Furrero-ro-shey
TBH, I don’t really care how you choose to pronounce these words. As long as people you’re ordering the food from understand you, who am I to judge? Don’t let the haters stop you from doin’ your thang! Anyhoo, to all the foodies who’ve always wished to avoid gastronomic faux-pas, we hope it’s super easy now. It’s time to go and show off your new-found culinary knowledge.
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