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  • Hi Friends I am Niharika. English is the most widely spoken language. But at times people

  • do mispronounce certain words. There are different reasons for it. There are words that are

  • always be mispronounced by so many people. So people tend to think , well that's the pronunciation.

  • So in this lesson I have picked up around 15 random English words which are usually mispronounced

  • by many people. So we are gonna learn how to pronounce these words correctly .

  • So, let's get started - the very first one the dry fruit - it's pronounced as Almond. Many people tend

  • to pronounce it as almond I would like to eat five almonds - that's incorrect. The correct

  • pronunciation is almond Ah-mund , so the「 L」 is silent. Another word that I have for you is Dengue, the mosquito

  • borne disease - Yes it's not dengue or its not dengue, many people pronounce it in this

  • manner but that is incorrect. The correct pronunciation is 'Den-gee' So it's Den-gee

  • Another one that I have for you is pizza,the amazing pizza, the delicious cheesy pizza.

  • Now , many people pronounce it as pizza or they pronounce it as pizza, these are all

  • incorrect pronunciations. The correct way to pronounce it is pizza. Its peet-zha. Got

  • it? The next one sour ,something which is sour - lemons are sour , so it's - you can

  • rhyme it with power or shower so it's sour. The correct pronunciation is sour because

  • many people pronounce it as sour or sour, all weird pronunciations so make sure you

  • don't pronounce it incorrectly. the correct pronunciation to this word is sower. The next

  • one that I have for you is coupon. Now people tend to pronounce it coupons but its not coupon

  • - it is 'Cu-pawn' Something like this,it rhymes with lawn or Shaun. Coupons are these gift

  • vouchers or discount vouchers that you use to buy or shop for things. So they are called

  • or the correct pronunciation is coupons. The next one that I have for you is the trades-person

  • plumber it's not plumber but its plumber. So here the 'b' is silent - it's 'plumer' So

  • the person who fix the pipes or the water drainage for you, the trades-person is called

  • as plumber. My plumber is gonna come this afternoon so I gotta be home. So it's plumber

  • The next one - the second month of the year -what is it pronounced as ? Well, most of

  • the people in this world, they pronounce it incorrectly. the way they pronounce it is

  • 'Febuary' they tend to drop the 'r' but that's incorrect the correct pronunciation of this

  • month is -Feb- roo-ary. So it's something like this - it's February, please do not drop

  • the 'R' it's not February it is February. That's how you will pronounce it. The next

  • one is debris - the scattered pieces like, may be there is an earthquake or there is

  • a building collapse then you find debris. Debris are everywhere so debris are the scattered

  • pieces of rubbish. So it is debree - though it is spelt with a 's' but its not pronounced

  • as debris it is deb-ree. So it's - that's how it is pronounces -'deb-ree' Got it? Let's

  • have a look at another. Sometimes you know many people have this breathlessness because

  • they are suffering from the disease called asthma. It's not asthma because the way its

  • spelt, people tend to pronounce it incorrectly, people tend to say asthma but its not asthma

  • the correct pronunciation is azma okay - so that's the correct pronunciation. Another

  • word that is mispronounced lingerie. Though if you look at the spelling it's lingerie

  • that's how people tend to pronounce it but that's incorrect the correct pronunciation

  • is - Lawn-gray and what's lingerie, well the woman's inner wear or the night clothes. So,

  • that is lingerie so the correct way is 'lawn-gray' so that's how you would pronounce this word.

  • Another one is mojito well it's the cocktail that you enjoy on a hot summer day or may

  • be on a weekend. so that's mojito. Yes, it's delicious. But people tend to pronounce it

  • as mojito -that's incorrect the correct pronunciation is 'Moheeto' So instead of putting stress

  • on the 'j' you gonna say mojito. I will have a glass of Mojito. The next one and the very

  • common one pronunciation. People tend to say it pronunciation but it's not pronunciation.

  • It doesn't have - though the word would be pronounce or pronounced with 'noun' however

  • the word pronunciation is spelt with nun and not noun and the correct way to pronounce

  • is pronunciation just the way it is spelt not pronunciation but pronunciation. Got it?

  • The next one Espresso - espresso, when you are tired, you are feeling really lethargic

  • you need a shot of espresso. So that's the coffee shot,right! Many people tend to say

  • it as' expresso' but it's not expresso it doesn't have x in the spelling neither it

  • is pronounced as expresso, the correct pronunciation is just the way it is spelt it is espresso

  • "I will have a shot of espresso" so the next time you are at the coffee shop please don't

  • end up saying expresso the correct pronunciation is Espresso . Now let's have a look at another

  • one etcetera. Etcetera - another word for it is and so on. but the correct pronunciation

  • is Etcetera. That's the short form of it ETC people tend to pronounce it as Etcetera the

  • correct pronunciation is Etcetera which means and so on. So I would like to buy bag,clothes,shoes

  • etc. And then the last one is hierarchy so if you belong to the corporate world people

  • tend to say what's the hierarchy of this company? But it's not hierarchy but it is hierarchy

  • again just the way its spelt that's the way it has to be pronounced. People tend to mispronounce

  • it, people tend to pronounce it as hierarchy but that's incorrect.

  • These are the most common words that people tend to mispronounce. Now you know what's

  • the correct pronunciation so go ahead ,do not make a mistake and if someone else is

  • making a mistake please do try to correct them. I will be back with a new lesson till then take care

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