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10 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words

Have you ever tried to say a word, and you just couldn't say it properly? Many words are hard to pronounce. In this list, you can see some of the English words that are the most difficult to say.


clothes

The e is silent.

February

You must pronounce both r's: Feb-roo-a-ree, not Feb-yoo-a-ree.

athlete

Make sure there are only two syllables: ath-leet, not ath-a-leet.

probably

This must have three syllables: prob-a-blee, not pra-lee or prob-lee.

colleague

Don't pronounce the final ue.

espresso

There is no x sound: e-spres-o, not ex-pres-o.

Wednesday

The d is silent.

escape

There is no x sound: es-cape not ex-cape.

library

The word has three syllables: li-bra-ry, not li-bary.

picture

This is the most commonly mispronounced word. It is pronounced pik-cher, not pit-cher.

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