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You’ve Been Saying These 10 Ingredients Totally Wrong

By Rachel Lay - 21 Nov 2016

How To Pronounce Foods

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.

How to pronounce foods

Surprise, beignet is actually said ‘ben-yay’.

how to pronounce foods

Bruschetta sounds like bru-sket-a. Awkward.

how to pronounce foods

Charcuterie: say it with us now, shar-queue-ter-ee.

how to pronounce foods

Espresso actually doesn’t have an x in it, sorry. Try ‘ess-press-o’.

how to pronounce foods

Greeks must hate us, because it’s actually ‘year-oh’, not Gyros.

how to pronounce foods

Paella needs to be said with a sexy Spanish accent: Pie-ey-ah.

how to pronounce foods

Pho is the centre of many debates. But let’s get this straight—it’s fuh. Duh!

how to pronounce foods

Crudités is actually pronounced as crew-dee-tay.

how to pronounce foods

Gyoza sounds like gyo-zah not gai-oh-zah.

how to pronounce foods

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