Below is a list of words that even native speakers sometimes get wrong. Read on if you wish to hone your pronunciation skills and then watch the video below to check your pronounciation.

1. The letter ‘H’ 

How people pronounce it: haytch

How it should be pronounced: aitch

2. Salmon

How people pronounce it: sal-mon

How it should be pronounced: sa-mon

3. Almond  

How people pronounce it: ahl-mond

How it should be pronounced: ah-mond

4. Mischievous

How people pronounce it: mis-che-vee-us

How it should be pronounced: mis-che-vus

5. Et cetera

How people pronounce it: eksetera

How it should be pronounced: et-set-er-uh

6. Espresso 

How people pronounce it: ex-pre-sso

How it should be pronounced: eh-spress-o

7. Athlete

How people pronounce it: ath-er-lete

How it should be pronounced: ath-leet

8. Specifically 

How people pronounce it: pacifically

How it should be pronounced: spe-ci-fi-cally

9. Ask 

How people pronounce it: aks

How it should be pronounced: ah-sk

10. Quinoa

How people pronounce it: kee-NOH-ah

How it should be pronounced: keen-wa

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