7 English common words you’re probably saying wrong

Today, we are going to go over 7 of the most commonly mispronounced words in English. Who knows? Maybe you have some difficulties with them. Let’s have a look at those words!

These 7 words are really hard to pronounce, and it’s going to be a bit of a tongue twister. Disclaimer: you can pronounce the words however you want. This article is written for entertainment purposes only!

How is it that native speakers mispronounce words in their own language? It’s because sometimes we learn words from reading, not from hearing them used. Moreover, English is not a phonetic language. The letters do not correspond one-to-one with the sounds. So we can see a word and guess the pronunciation, and maybe be wrong.

Click the card to learn the right pronunciation. Each word from the list has a link so you can hear these words!

We hope you have learned something new today. If you can think of any more words that are pronounced incorrectly by native speakers, make sure you comment below! QuizzClub's Community would love to hear them.

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Jacqueline Tattam
Well, for a start, the phrase should be “saying wrongly “ NOT “saying wrong”. …”saying” requires an adverb NOT an adjective
Aug 22, 2021 2:52AM
Mary Davis Walpole
Vance Duncan, definitely agree with emphasis on the first syllable
Sep 3, 2021 3:22PM
George Dordoni
Vance Duncan, I believe you are right. KEEN-wah!
Jul 6, 2021 5:14PM
Bill Knott
Keith Williams, i can't really tell the difference between US and British pronunciation other than the softer Bristish R. It's "Lieutenant" that will separate the Brits from the Yanks. LOOT-Tenant or LEFT-tenant
Jun 10, 2021 7:11AM
Bill Knott
Kenneth C. Lind, also, if you pronounce it like "speedometer", has it become a tool for measuring deaths? or should it be KIL-o-meter, like "centimetre".
Jun 10, 2021 7:05AM
Raymond Cardona
Big difference in how English citizens pronounce words and how we pronounce the same words in North America neither way is right or wrong Bonnie
May 6, 2021 5:42PM
Gemma Berry
They could have added the words to divide nations! 😁 For example, US and UK discuss. Schedule.
Mar 9, 2021 6:28PM
Gemma Berry
Deedle, just think of corn - kernel!
Mar 9, 2021 6:04PM
Kenneth C. Lind
One word missing fro list is KILOMETER. It is two words KILO the first and METER the second put together, so the "O" is not pronounced as AH. AWE.
Mar 8, 2021 4:21PM
Margaret Louise Gifford
I’m kind of a snob about correct pronunciation. Got them all!
Mar 6, 2021 4:43PM
Jaimi McEntire
Vance Duncan, always heard it pronounced KEEN-Wah
Feb 20, 2021 9:11PM
Catherine Barnes
It is easy when you are British.
Jan 5, 2021 6:25PM
Keith Williams
Ashamedly pronounce Colonel in the American style,but I do hail from south of England
Dec 13, 2020 10:50PM
Jeanne Black
I got the mall right, but I had a serious English teacher in H.S. I've been out over 50 years, but I can still hear her voice when I'm confronted with something odd. Loved her & she liked me because I read some of the classics & did book reports. Everyone else read short easy books.
Nov 14, 2020 5:02PM
Mischievous i actually thought my entire life was pronounced the opposite of how it is really pronounced. Got 3 wrong. Especially colonel. Still don't get it 🤔🤔🤔
Oct 15, 2020 10:26PM

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