15 foods Mostly (simply) Mispronounced

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Many of the world class cuisines whether Italian to French come with their own traditional tastes owned so their names do. English pronunciation spread among those people speaking English plus their own mother tongues. Some are changed from what the real names are, when many names are spoken by different peoples of the world. The later heard names might be mispronounced.

MThai English has brought some of foods mostly mispronounced here. Just fix them ! All 15 food names are mispronounced by Thais. Ok, Thai people might get you confused with these food names.

#1 Macaron/macaroon มา กา รอน

From French

Correct pronunciation: Mack-uh-ROONS.
A French speaks it mack-uh-RON. (English pronunciation)

Not Ma-ga-rawng X

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#2 Caramel คาร อะ เมล

From Spanish “caramel”

Correct pronunciation: KAR-ah-mehl. 3 syllables.

Not Ca-ra-mel X

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#3 Buffet /บุ เฟย์

From French

Correct pronunciation: BOO-fay

Not Boof-fay nor Buff-ay X

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#4 Anise / Star anise เเอน อิส / สทาร เเอน อิส

Originally from the eastern Mediterranean region and Southwest Asia.

Correct pronunciation: AN-iss

Not “a niece.” X

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#5 Croissant  ควา ซ็องทฺ

From French

Correct pronunciation: CWA-sohn or Kwa-sawng (very shortly sawng)

Not cruh-SAHNT or even KRUA-Sawng X

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#6 Espresso เอส เพรส โซ

From Italian

Correct pronunciation: Es-pres-so

Not X-presso X

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#7 Foie gras / ฟัว กรา

From French

Correct pronunciation: FWAH-GRAH

Not Foy-grass nor even Foe-grah, ehh nor Foe ka. X

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#8 Kefir / เคอรฺ เฟียร

Originally from Russian

Correct pronunciation: Kir fiar, Kir like in current, fiar like in fear

Not KEE-fur X

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#9 Parmesan / พาร เม ซอน

Originally from Italian

Correct pronunciation: Par-may-zon

Not Par-mee-san X

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#10 Pasta/ พา สตะ

Originally from Italian

Correct pronunciation: PAH-stuh

Not Past-tah X

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#11 Pommes frites / ปอม ฟริทสฺ

Originally from Belgian and French

Correct pronunciation: pohm-FREET

Not Pom-mess frite nor Pom-mess freet X

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#12 Risotto ริ ซ็อท โท

Originally from Italian

Correct pronunciation: Ri-zot-toe, zo – short.

Not ree-ZOE-tohX

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#13 Salmon แซ เมิน

Originally from Latin – Salmo

Correct pronunciation: Sae- mun, no “L”

Not Sal-mawn X

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#14 Sherbet เชอ เบ็ต

Originally from American

Correct pronunciation: Shir-bet

Not Saw-bet X

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#15 Sriracha (sauce) สี รา ชา

Originally from Thai

Correct pronunciation: See-ra-cha

Not Sreeh-ra-cha nor something else X

 

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