Do You Know How to Pronounce These 10 Common Food Words?

published Aug 20, 2015
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There are many videos and articles out there that tell you how to say hard-to-pronounce food words. You’ve seen them, I’ve seen them. Now is the time to test your skills.

Look at the word and image, say the name in your head – or go crazy and say it out loud! – and then see if you’re right. Tally up your points and tell us how you did in the comments.

1. Quinoa

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Answer: Keen-Wa (Quinoa).

2. Nutella

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Answer: New-Tell-Ah (Nutella). Apparently this is controversial.

3. Bruschetta

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Answer: Broo-Sket-Tuh (Bruschetta).

4. Gyro

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Answer: Yeer-Oh (Gyro).

5. Pho

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Answer: Fuh (


6. Worcestershire

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Answer: Wus-Tuh-Shur (Worcestershire).

7. Sriracha

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Answer: Sir-Rotch-Ah (Sriracha). This is also controversial, but this is how The New York Times says it’s pronounced.

8. Tzatziki

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Answer: Zat-Zee-Key (Tzatziki).

9. Gnocchi

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Answer: Nyohk-Kee (Gnocchi).

10. Jicama

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Answer: Hee-Kah-Mah (Jicama).