English Words We’ve Been Pronouncing Wrong All Our Lives!!!



About

English Words We’ve Been Pronouncing Wrong All Our Lives!!! -Published on 19th March 2022 by Oxford School of English- Here are 10 everyday words we use so much but pronounce so incorrectly. We wish someone taught us


More Detail

<p><strong>English Words We&rsquo;ve Been Pronouncing Wrong All Our Lives!!!</strong></p> <p><em>-Published on 19th March 2022 by Oxford School of English-</em></p> <p>Here are 10 everyday words we use so much but pronounce so incorrectly. We wish someone taught us their correct pronunciation sooner! Let&rsquo;s have a look!</p> <p>1.<strong>&nbsp;HEART&nbsp;</strong>Well, you have a big HAAT and not HURT. So the &lsquo;r&rsquo; is silent in heart and the sound is AA. Try it out with your mouth wide open.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>2.<strong>&nbsp;DENGUE&nbsp;</strong>In Hindi this word is pronounced as डेंगू (den-GOO) but in English the right pronunciation is den-GEE. Don&rsquo;t hesitate saying den-GEE the next time!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>3.<strong>&nbsp;WEDNESDAY&nbsp;</strong>This word is not as long to pronounce as it is written. This one is simply WENZ-day. Not WED-NES-day! So yes, the &lsquo;d&rsquo; in Wednesday is never pronounced.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>4.<strong>&nbsp;RECEIPT&nbsp;</strong>The &lsquo;p&rsquo; in receipt is silent, which makes it ruh-SEET (not ruh-SIPT).</p> <p>5.<strong>&nbsp;VEGETABLE&nbsp;</strong>VEJ-tuh-buhls make you healthy, and not VEH-JEE-TABLES. The second &lsquo;e&rsquo; is not pronounced in this word.</p> <p>6.<strong>&nbsp;DATA&nbsp;</strong>DAY-ta privacy is a really important issue nowadays. Say, Ta-Ta to DAA-TA! :D</p> <p>7.<strong>&nbsp;COUGH&nbsp;</strong>The next time you cough, make sure you say KOFF, not KUFF.</p> <p>8.<strong>&nbsp;PLUMBER&nbsp;</strong>Here&rsquo;s another silent letter word, where the b is silent. So it is PLUH-mur, not plum-BER.</p> <p>9.<strong>&nbsp;VIDEO&nbsp;</strong>VEE-dio or VI-dio? The latter one is right in this case.</p> <p>10.<strong>&nbsp;WOMEN&nbsp;</strong>English is a funny language, isn&rsquo;t it? Why should there be an &lsquo;o&rsquo; in women when it is never pronounced like an O! Well, it is what it is. The correct pronunciation is WI-min, not WO-min.</p>


Reviews



People Also Like

See More

10 Days Weather forecast of Noida, India

Croozi has eased your travel plan more by providing weather forecast of 10 days for that location, all at one place. Now you don't have to go through so many websites to plan a single journey. You are welcome!