20 Everyday English Words That are Commonly Mispronounced 😵 How to Pronounce Correctly?

English pronunciation plays an important role in speaking fluent English. There are many Everyday English words that are often mispronounced in English. Beginners in English often mispronounce these common English words. If you too are mispronouncing these 25 English words, this English pronunciation lesson is just perfect for you. Your voice and accent trainer Hridhaan, will teach how to correctly pronounce English words with the right stress on vowel and consonant sounds.

He has simplified the pronunciation and broken them into English sounds, for better understanding.  Watch this complete Pronunciation lesson and get rid of some common mistakes made in English pronunciation.

Complete Lesson Transcript :-

Recently a lesson was uploaded on “the most mispronounced words in English language” and I read through the comments and I realized, that there was one of the most motivated learners who said that, that we seem to have missed a lot of other words as well, so thank you very much for that comment, because this is part two and this lesson is entirely devoted to you. In this lesson we are going to be talking about some of those words that we seem to have missed, the last time because of the shortage of time, let’s get started. The first one in the list is, J-A-P-A-N, which is a nation, which is a country in the northeastern part of the world, and a lot of people mispronounce it as in Japan, they literally go with the spelling of the word, but it is not Japan, it is Japan. For example like you have a pan, that you cook the gravy in, that you basically cook your vegetables in, you say /Juh-Pan/, one more time, /Juh-Pan/. Next word S-E-C-O-N-D, after first what comes? First, second but it gets mispronounced as second, second. But it is not right it is /sek-ind/ it is, sek-ind. One more time, sek-ind. Next word is, truth. What is the opposite of false? The opposite of false is, truth or truth? The sound ‘oo’ here is a little stressed, when we speak the word and it turns out to be /tr-oo-th/, please repeat after me truth, truth. It is not truth it is truth. Next one opposite or opposite? If I am here then you are opposite me, so how do we say the word? We actually stress on the first part of the word and that is here, a lot of people pronounce it by stressing on the second part opposite. It is not opposite, it is opposite. So we say /op-uh-zit/, one more time opposite not opposite. Next one is the place that one stands, for example my position is towards the left hand side of the board to you. So what is it position or position? Position a lot of people misunderstand the ‘Z’ sound with ‘G’, which is wrong and we say /puh-zi-shan/, one more time /puh-zi-shan/, position. We also do not say, position, Po we say ‘puh’, position. The next word is, what you respond to a question, how do you respond and give the response to a question? By giving the answer. But sometimes people pronounce, pronounce the ‘w’ sound in an exaggerated manner, and they say answer, wer, wer, not right, it is, /aan-suh/, one more time, it is answer, answer, not ans-wer. Next is, example, and it gets mispronounced as example or example. It is not exam, example, it is example, so /ig-zam-pl/ please repeat after me, ‘ig’, it starts with ‘ig’ not ‘eg’, example, example. Next word, especially or especially? The first one is right. So something that is quite special to you, for example what is quite special to me? These video lessons are quite special to me and I especially make them for you guys. Especially or especially? It is, ‘is’ we start it with ‘is’ ‘shali’ ‘pe-shali’ /is-pe-shali/ especially, especially. Next word in the list of the most pronounced, mispronounced words is, ‘cabin’ you have an office, and a family member or a friend comes to your office, you say, that’s my cabin or cabin? The rule is really simple, you have a cab, cab means a taxi, that’s how we pronounce it, and we write /ke-bin/ cabin we write cabin, we say cabin, not cabin, it is cab. The next one in the list is pressure, do we say pressure? Or do we say pressure? Or do we say pressure? It is pressure, /pre-sha/, please repeat after me, pressure. Let’s look at the next word, you go to a movie hall and to watch the film you need to show a snippet of a paper, what is that paper called? It’s called a ticket, but it is commonly mispronounced as ‘tiket’, it is not tiket, it is /tik-it/, please repeat after me ticket. The next word, if you feel bore, board and you don’t want to do anything, but there is another emotion that is the opposite of being bored, what is that called? This is the word and how do we pronounce it? Excite or excite? It is, please repeat after me, ‘site’, /ek-site/, not excite, it is excite. The next word is, in the olden times the, the kings and the queens used to have a big sort of a something which they used to use to fight, what was that thing called? It’s called a sword. But how do we pronounce it? Is it sward, because it has ‘W’ in it? Let’s check it out. Please repeat after me, ‘aw-d’ /s-aw-d/ it is not ‘swored’, it is, sword. Let’s look at the next one, enthusiasm and enthusiastic, enthusiastic is a quality and adjective, enthusiasm is noun. So a person who is quite energetic, who is always there to do things, that person is called an enthusiastic personality, but how do we pronounce it? Let’s break it down, /en-thu-zi-as-tik/ enthusiastic, not ‘enthuciastick’, sometimes people say. The next word that is similar to this one is, enthusiasm and how do we pronounce it? Please repeat after me, /en-thu-zi-e-zm/ enthusiasm, enthusiasm. The next word is, is it end or is it end? Something that goes that goes, that comes to an end basically, how do we pronounce that, end or end? Let’s have a look at it, it starts with ‘eh’ not ‘aa’ the other word is ‘and’, we’re in who we use to describe two things in, in, in one common thing basically and that is let’s say, ‘the red and blue’, ‘and’ but not, ‘the red end blue’ but when something finishes we call it ‘end’, it has come to an end. Next one is, a savory or a sweet thing that you eat during the breakfast, or during evening snacks, what do you call it? Is it biscut or is it Biskit? The ‘cut’ here changes to ‘kit’ and it becomes /bis-kit/, one more time, biscuit. Let’s look at the last three words, a businessman is, a businessman, especially a person who has started his own company and has managed to establish that as well, who do we call that person, who is that person? That person is entrepreneur, what is it? Entrepreneur or entrepreneur? It is entrepreneur. Let’s do it together, /on-tra-preh-na/, let’s do it together, entrepreneur, one more time, entrepreneur. The next word is excuse or excuse? Let’s have a look at it ‘ooz’, ‘kyooz’, /iks-kyooz/, it does not start with ‘eh’, it starts with ‘ik’, excuse me, excuse me please, not excuse me please. And finally we have a very interesting word, you use it when you’re not sure about something and how do you say that, probably or probably? You put the stress on the first part of the word and you say, ‘pro’ you don’t say ‘pro-ba’ it is /pro-buhb-li/, ‘b-li’ ‘uhb-li’ pro-buhb-li, probably, not probably, it is probably. This brings us to the end of the second series of the most commonly mispronounced words. Have a great day, I hope you enjoyed this lesson and God bless.

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