Mispronounced Words

List of wrongly pronounced words in India - Part I

Pronunciation is the way or the manner of speaking a word. A word can be pronounced in different ways by various persons depending on many factors such as: their location, education, social class, childhood, voice disorders and many more. It is an undeniable fact that in India people have acquired a not-so-bad command of English language but still the mispronunciation of certain words is very common among a good majority of English speakers in India. Below is the list of some commonly used mispronounced words.
  • Science: It is pronounced as saayans not as signs.
  • Receipt: It is pronounced as ri-seet not as ricept.
  • Almond: It is pronounced as Ah-mund, (L is silent) not as Aal-mund.
  • Bury: It is pronounced as Be-ri and not as Burr-ri.
  • Dengue: It is pronounced as Den-gee not as Den-goo.
  • Pizza: It is pronounced as peet-zuh not as Pi-za.
  • Genre: It is pronounced as Zhon-ruh not as Jen-ner.
  • Quote: It is pronounced as kwo-te not as coat.
  • Sour: It is pronounced as sower (as in power) not as saar.
  • Police: It is pronounced as Puh-leece not as Poo-leece.
  • Coupon: It is pronounced as Koo-pawn not as koo-pun.
  • Gauge: It is pronounced as gayj not as gauj.
  • Raspberry: It is pronounced as Raz-ber-ee (P is silent) not as rasp-berry
  • Cocoa: It should be pronounced as koh-koh and not as koh-koh-wa.
  • Dessert: It is pronounced as dizz-urt not as des-ert.
  • Bowl: It is pronounced as bo-hl (pronunciation of O) not as baa-ool.
  • Euler: It is pronounced as Oiler not as Yular.
  • Truth: It is pronounced as troo-th not as tru-th.
  • Capris: The correct pronunciation is Kuh-preez and not as cape-reese.
  • Plumber: It is pronounced as plumer with b silent.
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