You know that feeling when you really want to order something on the menu, but then when it comes time to say it out loud you chicken out because it dawns on you that you actually have no idea how to pronounce it? Oh. Just us? Cool.
If we’re not alone in this mega-awkies moment, we’ve decided to put together a list of all the ingredients you’re probably pronouncing wrong. Sorry not sorry.
Quinoa: say it like keen-wah not kwin-oh-a.
Surprise, beignet is actually said ‘ben-yay’.
Bruschetta sounds like bru-sket-a. Awkward.
Charcuterie: say it with us now, shar-queue-ter-ee.
Espresso actually doesn’t have an x in it, sorry. Try ‘ess-press-o’.
Greeks must hate us, because it’s actually ‘year-oh’, not Gyros.
Paella needs to be said with a sexy Spanish accent: Pie-ey-ah.
Pho is the centre of many debates. But let’s get this straight—it’s fuh. Duh!
Crudités is actually pronounced as crew-dee-tay.
Gyoza sounds like gyo-zah not gai-oh-zah.
Feel smarter already? Us too!
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