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Bruschetta Is Not Pronounced As brew-shet-ta'! Here's The Correct Pronunciation!

How many of these words do you know how to pronounce?

Ever googled out words before placing an order because you didn't want to sound dumb? Or ever pronounced a word wrong and had the waiter correct you? Or do you not even know that you're saying it wrong? Well, chances are that we've all been in one of the situations more than once. And if you’ve got it wrong, there may be many others who are mispronouncing these names out too. So here’s a saviour from some of these commonly mispronounced names:
Let’s get it right, this time.


Sriracha

Sriracha, the Thai hot sauce, that gives us the tongue tingling sensation each time with its sweet, sour, salty and notes of hot chilli, originated from the Thai town of Sri Racha. The friendly sauce takes its name from the Sanskrit phrase of "glory to our king".

The way to say it right is See-rah-chuh; the first “R” silent and with a special emphasis on each syllable.


Acai

Acai berries, a fruit harvested from a type of palm tree, grows in Central and South America. The berries, blended up in a smoothie bowl, are a fruit pulp that forms a base with our tropical fruit varieties such as pineapple with a host of toppings such as chocolate, granola, yoghurt or shredded coconut to make for a hearty meal.
How do you say it right? Ah-sigh-ee. Maybe the spelling may tempt you to pronounce it as "ak-cay or "ak-ee", with a softer c.


Worcestershire

Dashes of these to soups, chilli or a grilled cheese can release a salty umami dimension -  to soups, stews, chilli, or a perfect grilled cheese sandwich. This fermented savoury sauce of vinegar, anchovies, molasses, tamarind, and spices, may have its roots in India or Ancient Rome, but only turned famous when it was made and bottled in the town of Worcester in the county of Worcestershire in England.

The pronunciation Wus-tah-sheer is just three syllables with the sauce commonly referred to as "Worcester sauce", or plain short, wus-tah.


Gnocchi

Gocchi, typically shaped by hand, are soft pillowy dumplings, usually made with riced potatoes with fresh sauces and grated cheese are popularly served in Italy as an alternative to pasta.

The correct way to pronounce it? Nyo-ki. G silent, please. The name comes from the Italian word "nocchio”, after knot in wood. A single gnocchi is a gnoccho.


Bouillabaise

A fish stew from the Provence region of France, the Mediterranean dish includes eel and halibut, to sole and whiting, to shellfish like mussels, crab and lobster.

Boo-yah-baze, without pronounce the “I’s”, is how you say it.


Anise

Anise, sharing the same taste profile as liquorice, is what gives ouzo, the popular Greek liqueur its distinct flavour. These seeds are a spice few wouldn’t want to stand.
The way you pronounce it? An-niss, keeping the "i" soft.


Pho

The flavourful Vietnamese noodle soup is a great flavourful broth with a generous helping of rice noodles and tender pieces of meat making its way through it. The right way to eat it is to skip the condiments and savour the flavour of the broth.

Simply pronounce it as Fuh. No long “o”s.


Parmesan

This hard Italian cheese is often grated over pasta, creamy risotto or added to salad.

The right way to say it out would be Par-mi-zahn. Though, its a French name for an Italian cheese and is therefore called out using French pronunciation. With a strong presence of Italian immigrants in North America, the name’s often called out as "Par-mi-jahn", the correct pronunciation of the Italian name, but spelt out still using the French spelling of “Parmigiano”.


Bruschetta

We all the know the small toasted slices of bread, lightly charred served with freshly chopped tomatoes and they’re the antipasti that’s stayed quite a favourite.

This one may surprise you a little since we’ve been getting this wrong all this while. Its actually rightly pronounced as Brew-sket-ta. Yes, we’ve all been calling it "brew-shet-ta" but if there’s ever a time you want to impress the locals when you’re in Italy, you must favour the “k” sound over the “ch” sound.


Now go live a better life with these right pronunciations.


Photo credit: Videoblocks (list image), lucas law on Unsplash (content image)

Culture

Bruschetta Is Not Pronounced As brew-shet-ta'! Here's The Correct Pronunciation!

How many of these words do you know how to pronounce?

Ever googled out words before placing an order because you didn't want to sound dumb? Or ever pronounced a word wrong and had the waiter correct you? Or do you not even know that you're saying it wrong? Well, chances are that we've all been in one of the situations more than once. And if you’ve got it wrong, there may be many others who are mispronouncing these names out too. So here’s a saviour from some of these commonly mispronounced names:
Let’s get it right, this time.


Sriracha

Sriracha, the Thai hot sauce, that gives us the tongue tingling sensation each time with its sweet, sour, salty and notes of hot chilli, originated from the Thai town of Sri Racha. The friendly sauce takes its name from the Sanskrit phrase of "glory to our king".

The way to say it right is See-rah-chuh; the first “R” silent and with a special emphasis on each syllable.


Acai

Acai berries, a fruit harvested from a type of palm tree, grows in Central and South America. The berries, blended up in a smoothie bowl, are a fruit pulp that forms a base with our tropical fruit varieties such as pineapple with a host of toppings such as chocolate, granola, yoghurt or shredded coconut to make for a hearty meal.
How do you say it right? Ah-sigh-ee. Maybe the spelling may tempt you to pronounce it as "ak-cay or "ak-ee", with a softer c.


Worcestershire

Dashes of these to soups, chilli or a grilled cheese can release a salty umami dimension -  to soups, stews, chilli, or a perfect grilled cheese sandwich. This fermented savoury sauce of vinegar, anchovies, molasses, tamarind, and spices, may have its roots in India or Ancient Rome, but only turned famous when it was made and bottled in the town of Worcester in the county of Worcestershire in England.

The pronunciation Wus-tah-sheer is just three syllables with the sauce commonly referred to as "Worcester sauce", or plain short, wus-tah.


Gnocchi

Gocchi, typically shaped by hand, are soft pillowy dumplings, usually made with riced potatoes with fresh sauces and grated cheese are popularly served in Italy as an alternative to pasta.

The correct way to pronounce it? Nyo-ki. G silent, please. The name comes from the Italian word "nocchio”, after knot in wood. A single gnocchi is a gnoccho.


Bouillabaise

A fish stew from the Provence region of France, the Mediterranean dish includes eel and halibut, to sole and whiting, to shellfish like mussels, crab and lobster.

Boo-yah-baze, without pronounce the “I’s”, is how you say it.


Anise

Anise, sharing the same taste profile as liquorice, is what gives ouzo, the popular Greek liqueur its distinct flavour. These seeds are a spice few wouldn’t want to stand.
The way you pronounce it? An-niss, keeping the "i" soft.


Pho

The flavourful Vietnamese noodle soup is a great flavourful broth with a generous helping of rice noodles and tender pieces of meat making its way through it. The right way to eat it is to skip the condiments and savour the flavour of the broth.

Simply pronounce it as Fuh. No long “o”s.


Parmesan

This hard Italian cheese is often grated over pasta, creamy risotto or added to salad.

The right way to say it out would be Par-mi-zahn. Though, its a French name for an Italian cheese and is therefore called out using French pronunciation. With a strong presence of Italian immigrants in North America, the name’s often called out as "Par-mi-jahn", the correct pronunciation of the Italian name, but spelt out still using the French spelling of “Parmigiano”.


Bruschetta

We all the know the small toasted slices of bread, lightly charred served with freshly chopped tomatoes and they’re the antipasti that’s stayed quite a favourite.

This one may surprise you a little since we’ve been getting this wrong all this while. Its actually rightly pronounced as Brew-sket-ta. Yes, we’ve all been calling it "brew-shet-ta" but if there’s ever a time you want to impress the locals when you’re in Italy, you must favour the “k” sound over the “ch” sound.


Now go live a better life with these right pronunciations.


Photo credit: Videoblocks (list image), lucas law on Unsplash (content image)

Culture

Bruschetta Is Not Pronounced As brew-shet-ta'! Here's The Correct Pronunciation!

How many of these words do you know how to pronounce?

Ever googled out words before placing an order because you didn't want to sound dumb? Or ever pronounced a word wrong and had the waiter correct you? Or do you not even know that you're saying it wrong? Well, chances are that we've all been in one of the situations more than once. And if you’ve got it wrong, there may be many others who are mispronouncing these names out too. So here’s a saviour from some of these commonly mispronounced names:
Let’s get it right, this time.


Sriracha

Sriracha, the Thai hot sauce, that gives us the tongue tingling sensation each time with its sweet, sour, salty and notes of hot chilli, originated from the Thai town of Sri Racha. The friendly sauce takes its name from the Sanskrit phrase of "glory to our king".

The way to say it right is See-rah-chuh; the first “R” silent and with a special emphasis on each syllable.


Acai

Acai berries, a fruit harvested from a type of palm tree, grows in Central and South America. The berries, blended up in a smoothie bowl, are a fruit pulp that forms a base with our tropical fruit varieties such as pineapple with a host of toppings such as chocolate, granola, yoghurt or shredded coconut to make for a hearty meal.
How do you say it right? Ah-sigh-ee. Maybe the spelling may tempt you to pronounce it as "ak-cay or "ak-ee", with a softer c.


Worcestershire

Dashes of these to soups, chilli or a grilled cheese can release a salty umami dimension -  to soups, stews, chilli, or a perfect grilled cheese sandwich. This fermented savoury sauce of vinegar, anchovies, molasses, tamarind, and spices, may have its roots in India or Ancient Rome, but only turned famous when it was made and bottled in the town of Worcester in the county of Worcestershire in England.

The pronunciation Wus-tah-sheer is just three syllables with the sauce commonly referred to as "Worcester sauce", or plain short, wus-tah.


Gnocchi

Gocchi, typically shaped by hand, are soft pillowy dumplings, usually made with riced potatoes with fresh sauces and grated cheese are popularly served in Italy as an alternative to pasta.

The correct way to pronounce it? Nyo-ki. G silent, please. The name comes from the Italian word "nocchio”, after knot in wood. A single gnocchi is a gnoccho.


Bouillabaise

A fish stew from the Provence region of France, the Mediterranean dish includes eel and halibut, to sole and whiting, to shellfish like mussels, crab and lobster.

Boo-yah-baze, without pronounce the “I’s”, is how you say it.


Anise

Anise, sharing the same taste profile as liquorice, is what gives ouzo, the popular Greek liqueur its distinct flavour. These seeds are a spice few wouldn’t want to stand.
The way you pronounce it? An-niss, keeping the "i" soft.


Pho

The flavourful Vietnamese noodle soup is a great flavourful broth with a generous helping of rice noodles and tender pieces of meat making its way through it. The right way to eat it is to skip the condiments and savour the flavour of the broth.

Simply pronounce it as Fuh. No long “o”s.


Parmesan

This hard Italian cheese is often grated over pasta, creamy risotto or added to salad.

The right way to say it out would be Par-mi-zahn. Though, its a French name for an Italian cheese and is therefore called out using French pronunciation. With a strong presence of Italian immigrants in North America, the name’s often called out as "Par-mi-jahn", the correct pronunciation of the Italian name, but spelt out still using the French spelling of “Parmigiano”.


Bruschetta

We all the know the small toasted slices of bread, lightly charred served with freshly chopped tomatoes and they’re the antipasti that’s stayed quite a favourite.

This one may surprise you a little since we’ve been getting this wrong all this while. Its actually rightly pronounced as Brew-sket-ta. Yes, we’ve all been calling it "brew-shet-ta" but if there’s ever a time you want to impress the locals when you’re in Italy, you must favour the “k” sound over the “ch” sound.


Now go live a better life with these right pronunciations.


Photo credit: Videoblocks (list image), lucas law on Unsplash (content image)

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