If you’ve ever wanted to hurl your kombucha across the room at a complete stranger for ordering an “ex-presso”, you’re not alone.
Whether you’re visiting a different country or trying something you’ve never eaten or even seen before; the mispronunciation of food, coffee or wine can make or break a person, but it’s important to always give it a go.
In case you want to avoid the embarrassment, we’ve assembled a list of hard-to-pronounce foods because we’re all about avoiding cringe-worthy dining moments.
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So, from Spanish sausages to Japanese beans and French specialities, take note of these ten foods you’re most probably absolutely pronouncing wrong. You can thank us later.
The wrong way: Bru-chet-a
The right way: Broo-sket-tuh
Easy done by dropping the ‘h’.
The wrong: Char-chu-tuh-ree
The right way: Shahr-koo-tuh-ree
TBH, we’re still learning this one.
The wrong way: Ed-a-mame
The right way: Eh-duh-mah-may
Like, may we have another bottle of sake.
FOOD: FOIE GRAS
The wrong way: Foy-grass
The right way: Fwah-grah
Just act like you’re boujee and you’ll be fine.
The wrong way: Geh-nok-i
The right way: Nyohk-kee
Like, low-key obsessed with pasta.
The wrong way: Gee-row
The right way: Yee-row
Just remember that it rhymes with hero; like the person handing one to you at 3am.
The wrong way: Poke
The right way: Po-kay
Just remember it rhymes with OK.
The wrong way: Pay-ella
The right way: Pie-aye-ya
If you see a word spelled with 'll' in Spanish, it’s not pronounced like the English 'l'. The correct sound is like the 'y' in 'yet’.
The wrong way: Fo
The right way: Fuh
It’s a bowl of fun, minus the ‘n’.
The wrong way: Pros-coot-to
The right way: Pro-shoo-toh
Good news is, the Italians won’t correct you like the French.
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