LINGO ROCKET BLOG
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Whether you are a foodie or like exploring palatable international dishes, there is no better way to make a fool of yourself than butchering the pronunciation of menu items. It seems like there is a new item from a global cuisine that becomes trendy at least once a month. We are sure you all have tried or at least heard about gyro, bruschetta, acai, and gnocchi. But do you know how to pronounce those international words? Read on to learn how to properly pronounce some of the popular mouthwatering foods.
While many of us pronounce the delicious toast with garlic, olive oil, and diced tomatoes on the top as “brush-etta,” the proper Italian pronunciation is "bruce-kay-tuh."
Gnocchi are tasty dough dumplings that could be made from semolina, wheat flour, egg,cheese,potato, breadcrumbs, cornmeal, or similar ingredients. It has been a traditional type of Italian pasta of Middle Eastern origin. The right way to pronounce the dish is "noh-kee."
This hearty and fragrant soup is one of the most commonly botched words. It might surprise you, but the right way to pronounce pho is “fuh.”
We bet you were pronouncing this Greek dish wrong, as most people say "gee-roh" when ordering the mouthwatering food. However, the Greek pronunciation is "yee-roh."
The trendy and healthy berry is pronounced as “uh-sy-ee.”By the way, did you know that, açaí berries are the number one superfruit. They are energy-boosting, support the immune system, facilitate sleep, and help you combat aging.
Prosciutto is an Italian dry-cured ham that is usually thinly sliced and served uncooked. The right way to pronounce the ham is "pro-shoot-tow."
The salad usually includes raw red peppers, shallots, artichoke hearts and other seasonal raw vegetables. The right pronunciation of the salad is "nee-swahz."