10 English words that you pronounce INCORRECTLY | British English Pronunciation

10 English words that you pronounce INCORRECTLY | British English Pronunciation

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Hello and welcome back to English with Lucy I’ve got a pronunciation video for you today and it’s all about 10 words that you might be pronouncing incorrectly So, let’s get started Ok so the first word is this one! How would you say it? it’s not fru-it There are not two syllables there We actually pronounce this word ‘fruit’ fruit So many students make the mistake of saying ‘fru-it’ or fruiiiit, fruiiit But no, it’s just fruit And fruit is my favourite food The next word we have is this one So many students actually pronounce this how they would pronounce it in their own language Probably the Italians and the Spanish more than anything But we pronounce this not cha-os not cha-os But chaos We almost add a ‘y’ sound ‘chaos’ It was an absolute chaos The same with the adjective form.. it was ‘chaotic’. Ok, number three, we have… Now I remember learning to spell this word when I was at school and thinking ‘wow, that’s a crazy spelling’ because it’s so different to the pronunciation Now I’ve heard all different pronunciations for this word I’ve heard kuwew, I’ve head kyooyoo But really we just say ‘queue’, ‘queue’ one syllable, and everyone knows that British people love queueing, queue, to queue, there is a queue The verb and the noun as well Now on to number four and this one always makes me laugh when people say this cause it is really difficult to say. it is… this one Now I hear people say ‘crips’ I used to work in a cafe with a lot of foreign workers and they would always say ‘Where are the crips?’ and I’d be like ‘crips? are you talking about crepes?’ We say ‘crisps’ This ‘sps’ sound is very difficult for some people to say so you need to practice this in the mirror before you brush your teeth every night…crisps Ok number five is this one If you like cooking then you should have seen this word before And most people say resips or reseeps But it should be recipe So it’s very irregular this word normally when an e is on the end we don’t pronounce it but in this case we do recipe, three syllables OK, number 6, this one.. OK, so many people pronounce this incorrectly. they want to say every syllable so they say com-for-ta-ble but really it’s comfortable comfortable, so it’s not com-for-ta-ble, it’s just comf-t-ble OK, so we actually lose a syllable there. the same goes for number seven which is not veg-e-ta-ble vegetable not ve-ge-ta-ble vegetable vegetable similarly we have number 8 very important word, if you don’t know this word then you’re crazy cause it’s a big part of my life I hear many people say ‘cho-co-late’ or cho-co-late…choco…choco but we say chok-lit chocolate So it’s just 2 syllables and I understand it’s quite hard for many people to pronouce but, you wanna speak English well you got to practice so chocolate…chocolate OK and my last two are days of the week so number nine…this one… not one of my favourite days of the week but it’s very important to pronounce it correctly I always hear Tu-es-day tu-es-day When in reality it’s Tuesday choose, like I want to choose what I’m having for breakfast this morning Tuesday, not tu-es-day, Tuesday and then the last one…. Another day of the week not wed-nes-day….Wednesday not wed-nes-day…Wednesday So that’s it for this pronunciation lesson I really hope it helped you and hopefully you can now pronounce these words more confidently You will need to repeat and practice again and again and again but that’s part of learning a language so get started now! make sure that you connect with me on all of my social media it’s all here and I look forward to seeing you in class very very soon! mwah!

100 thoughts on “10 English words that you pronounce INCORRECTLY | British English Pronunciation”

  1. REPRESENT YOUR LANGUAGE and contribute subtitle translations here: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=th9Kd7b2PtM&ref=share

  2. Where did this idiot come from I am from the Caribbean and we don't pronounce any of the words incorrectly. If someone 's first language is not English maybe their accent may make the pronunciation of the seams odd. Who is to say that the pronunciation of a word in English is the only right way to pronounce that word. English came out from other languages

  3. Plenty of work for you still Lucy 😂😂 https://www.facebook.com/1717138578509081/posts/2348328272056772?sfns=mo

  4. I'm from the U.S. and I thought this was going to be a British gal telling me to say "bananer" and "aluminium."

    P.S. I actually prefer "aluminium" over "aluminum." Sounds more Latin.

  5. I live in Canada. I know this is going to sound racist, but I've heard more people from England hatchet the English language more than any other country in the world. The host on the other hand was absolutely brilliant.

  6. Hi lucy,

    I am vishal, great videos and I want to know more videos about sentence framing with difficult words. Hope you can do so.

  7. Mind you, I realize that ANY input from an American these days is like suddenly needing to pinch your nostrils (thank you Trumpty Dumpty) but I'm giving it a go anyhow!

    In American english Tuesday is pronounced with a very subtle Y sound after the T. Not to mention that the "day" part in each weekday word normally gets the sound of "dee". It's thought, in some circles, to be bourgeois to give that syllable a long A sound…except for Sunday.

  8. Mam actually are you British girls I am listening your sound it's wonderful I want to British language but I have some problem and I don't know British actions meaning and could you help me and if you teach me something British language please

  9. Nakakatawa yung fruit. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha. I think only kids would say that. I am happy i can pronounce all word correctly.

  10. I'm a bit late I know.

    But honestly I wonder which state/city you live in.
    TBH, I've never heard anyone say Tuesday the way you pronounced even if they doesn't know how to speak okay English.
    And here you said you've heard many people pronounce it the way you pronounced it, damn.

  11. 🤯🤩😍!!! This is the LAST time I'll be creepy……you are stunningly, breathtakingly beautiful!, Intelligent and I am absolutely your servant!….ok bye😁😍😎

  12. Bruh you just made a video encouraging people to mispronounce word because most people mispronounce them
    For example you are supposed to pronounce ‘comfortable’ as Com-fort-able but most people pronounce it wrong 🤦🏽‍♂️

  13. I know this word isn’t used often, but it gets on my nerves when people pronounce “reprise” like “re-prize”. 🙄😡 Also, who the hell went around and told people that “bury” is pronounced like “burry”?

    God help you

  14. No wonder this video has over 10 thousand dislikes….
    Where on earth have you been living where even these words are pronounced wrong.
    Idiotic video…

  15. The one word I always hear, pronounced wrong, is Homicide. Even when you pull up how to say it, u hear “Hammacide” it is pronounced “Home-A-Cide.” Rediculos how ppl can’t get it.

  16. My Polish students pronounce 'comfortable' and 'vegetable' with a "table' (like a piece of furniture) at the end. 'Unteaching' this is really frustrating…

  17. 1st one correct 2nd one correct 3rd one correct 4th one correct 5th one correct 6th one correct 7th on correct 8th one correct 9th one correct 10 th one correct

  18. Hi! I learn English and this video is very interesting especially with subtitles! You explain very well, I want more videos! thanks

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