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Pronunciation…the most difficult words

Below are the 20 English words people say incorrectly.

Many are spelled with old-fashioned letter combinations, or have letters that are difficult to say when connected.

Give them a try!

1. Phenomenon (fi-nom-uh-non)

2. Anaesthetist (uh-nes-thi-tist)

3. Remuneration (ri-myoo – nuh-reyshun)

4. Statistics (stuh-tis-tiks)

5. Ethnicity (eth-nis-i-tee)

6. Philosophical (fil-uh-sof-i-kuhl)

7. Provocatively (pruh-vok-uh-tiv)

8. Anonymous (uh-non-uh-muhs)

9. Thesaurus (thi-sawr-uhs)

10. Aluminium (al-yuh-min-ee-uhm) …in Britain and Australia aluminum is spelled aluminium.

11. Regularly (reg-yuh-ler-lee)

12. February (feb-roo-er-ee)

13. Particularly (per-tik-yuh-ler-lee)

14. Hereditary (huh-red-i-ter-ee)

15. Prioritising (prah-awr-i-tahyz-ing)

16. Pronunciation (pruh-nuhn-see-ey-shuhn)

17. Prejudice (prej-uh-dis)

18. Facilitate (fuh-sil-i-teyt)

19. Hospitable (hos-pi-tuh-buhl)

20. Onomatopoeia (on-uh-mat-uh-pee-uh)


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