5 Foods You’re Mispronouncing

There’s a new book out called “You’re Saying It Wrong” about the 150 words we mispronounce the most.  Here are the top five FOODS you might be pronouncing wrong . . .


1.  Quinoa.  (Pronounced KEEN-wah)  A lot of people say “KIN-wah” or “kin-OH-uh.”


2.  Gnocchi.  (Pronounced NYAW-kee or NYO-key)  That’s the pasta made from potatoes that’s a cross between pasta and little dumplings.  It starts with a ‘g-n.’  But in Italian, that makes a “nyuh” sound.  So it’s “NYAW-kee” or “NYO-kee” . . . just never say “GUH-no-key.”


3.  Pho.  (Pronounced Fuh)  It’s a Vietnamese noodle, spelled p-h-o.  So most people say it like the word “foe.”  But it’s “fuh”.


4.  The French champagne, Moët.  (Pronounced Mwett)  A lot of people say “Mo-AY”, like the “t” is silent.  But you’re actually supposed to pronounce it.  (The full name is Moët et Chandon . . . pronounced “Mwett ay SHA-doh.)


5.  The Greek pita sandwich, Gyro.  (Pronounced YEE-ro)  Most Americans either say “JY-ro” or “hero”, like it starts with an “H”.  But it’s supposed to sound like it starts with a “y” . . . YEE-ro.


(NY Post)


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