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  • Hello, I'm Crown

  • Today I'm going to introduce some

  • often mispronounced English words

  • In English

  • pronunciation is very important

  • If you mispronounce something

  • it might mean something different

  • causing misunderstandings

  • In our daily lives

  • we often mispronounce words

  • because of their spelling

  • Did you know?

  • Ray has actually previously done a

  • funny video on mispronunciations

  • But that video seemed to be

  • just for fun

  • So today, we're doing some actual teaching

  • on easily mispronounced English words

  • Before we talk about their correct pronunciations

  • I will try to copy

  • how they're usually mispronounced

  • Please keep in mind that

  • I'll be using an American accent

  • So please make sure to learn the correct pronunciation that comes after

  • Don't be misled by the earlier mispronunciations!

  • First

  • First

  • How would you pronounce this?

  • I used to mispronounce this all the time

  • Because its spelling is

  • a-l-m-o-n-d

  • There's an "L" in the middle

  • So when we read it

  • We often pronounce the "L"

  • And pronounce it as "aLmond"

  • However! This is incorrect!

  • The correct pronunciation is

  • Almond

  • Yup, the "L" is silent

  • Isn't it weird?

  • Almond

  • Second

  • How would you pronounce this?

  • Ray used to pronounce this incorrectly

  • He pronounces it as "peessa"

  • Yup!

  • And then someone commented

  • "Hey, you seem to have mispronounced pizza!"

  • The correct pronunciation is

  • Yup, it's like

  • Miss Ko

  • Pizza from New York

  • She ate a really bad pizza somewhere

  • (Oh you're saying it in Chinese)

  • Pizza! Yes!

  • I was saying it in Chinese~

  • (Oh, okay)

  • Pizza

  • And the third

  • Everyone must be thinking

  • What? This word?

  • Isn't this on an elementary level?

  • Do we need to teach this?

  • But this word actually has a hidden trap~

  • Everyone must think p-o-l-i-c-e

  • is pronounced as p-o

  • "Poh-lice"

  • But this is incorrect!

  • The correct pronunciation is

  • (Is there a difference?!)

  • Police

  • Four!

  • (You can't think of any more sound effects, right?)

  • This word is actually often mispronounced

  • Because its verb

  • is pronounce

  • So when it becomes a verb

  • You might want to carry the "o" into it

  • Making it "pronOunciation"

  • But you actually can't pronounce the "o"

  • The correct pronunciation is

  • Yup!

  • So its spelling gives you a hint

  • So don't pronounce the "o!"

  • Pronunciation

  • Fifth!

  • Imagine your own sound effects...

  • (What? Lame...)

  • (Fine, I'll edit it later)

  • Please edit it later, I've run out of ideas~

  • When mispronounced, you would pronounce it with three syllables

  • Turning it into "Wed-nes-day"

  • But! The correct pronunciation is

  • There are only two syllables!

  • Wednesday!

  • Sixth!

  • How would you pronounce this?

  • Those who love reading books

  • Especially English novels

  • Must be familiar with this

  • Because this word means a type of novel

  • If mispronounced, you might pronounce it as

  • "jen-ry"

  • But the correct pronunciation

  • is actually "genre"

  • Why doesn't it sound like English?

  • Because it's not an English word

  • It's French!

  • So the correct pronunciation is

  • Genre

  • Seventh!

  • How would you pronounce this?

  • When I collaborated with WaWaKu on our horoscopes video

  • I mispronounced this word

  • (I know which word it is!)

  • Yup, I pronounced it as "mischeevious"

  • Really, I've always pronounced it as

  • "mischeevious"

  • Because it just looks like it should be pronounced as "mischeevious," right?

  • But actually its correct pronunciation

  • Should have three syllables

  • Mischievous

  • Eighth!

  • How would you pronounce this?

  • I'm sure this word must have

  • frustrated many people for a long time

  • Because this word looks very special

  • q-u-e-u-e

  • Is it supposed to be "que-wei"

  • or "qui-wi?"

  • Actually its pronunciation is very simple!

  • Just one syllable

  • It is

  • So

  • It's pronounced like the letter "Q"

  • Queue

  • Ninth!

  • How would you pronounce this?

  • The way this word is often mispronounced

  • is separating it into two parts

  • Making them two independent words

  • Which are "break" and "fast"

  • So you might pronounce it as

  • "break-fAst"

  • But this is incorrect!

  • The correct pronunciation is

  • Breakfast

  • Tenth!

  • How would you pronounce this?

  • Those who love coffee, don't mispronounce this word!

  • Actually I think I mispronounced this before

  • The incorrect version is "eXpresso"

  • There's an "X" sound

  • But let's look at the spelling

  • It's spelled "es" so the correct pronunciation is

  • You might be reminded of my video on Starbucks vocabulary

  • Here it is! Go watch it!

  • Has this episode been helpful?

  • Is it too easy?

  • Or do you think

  • Um... even if it's easy it's okay

  • because my pronunciation sounds great

  • Please let me know in the comment section

  • my pronunciation

  • is really, really great!

  • Fine, so our video ends here!

  • I hope everyone liked it

  • It's been a while since I filmed

  • Ray has also filmed a

  • Funny... Huh?

  • Was it about pronun..? (You don't know! You don't watch my videos!)

  • Hey, it was a long time ago so I forget...

  • (Okay, fine)

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    Lu Mu Yun posted on 2017/04/03
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