10 個你可能不知道怎麼發音的英文字

Ten Words that you’re probably pronouncing incorrectly

文:徐安心 (Benjamin Hsu)

 

arctic (arc-tic not are-tic.)

Many people forget that there’s a c inside arctic, and pronounce it artic.

 

colonel (kernel not co-lo-nel)

that co-lo-nel is actually a kernel.

 

epitome (not epi-tome, epi-tuh-me)

It’s not tome (epi-tome), it’s tuh-me!

 

facade (fasaade not fa-kade)

Remember people, it’s a soft c, not a hard c!

 

gaol (jail not gale)

When you’re going to gaol, remember that its pronounced jail, not gale!

 

hors d’oeuvre (ohr durv, not hore-do-vrays)

This is something that everybody mispronounces the first time around, but don’t be discouraged!

 

hyperbole (hyper-bo-lee not hyper-bowl)

That hyperbole is from Bo Lee, not the bowl.

 

library (lie-brary, not lie-berry)

The syndrome of the forgotten R is widespread, but be one of the chosen few!

 

subtle (suttle not sub-tuul)

I’m not being subtle when I’m telling you that you’re pronouncing it wrong, i’m being suttle!

 

thyme (time, not thigh-m)

It may not be your favorite herb, but it’s the time to start pronouncing it right.

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