Definition: is a fermented liquid condiment.
I have to admit that this is a word I personally try to avoid saying!
Definition: an army officer of high rank
This is one of those words that doesn’t look the way it is pronounced.
Definition: an organized group of singers
Growing up speaking English I don’t find this word particularly difficult, but I definitely can see why it might be difficult for non-English speakers!
Definition: an agile tree-dwelling rodent with a bushy tail
This is another word that is difficult for many non-native English speakers, especially native German speakers whom tend to say “sqvirvel” or “squi-wel.”.
Definition: a plant of the buttercup family
This one is a tongue twister for natives and non-natives alike.
Definition: a narrow strip of land with sea on either side
This word brings back childhood memories for me, sitting in a classroom with the teacher telling us how to pronounce this word and everyone developing an instant lisp!
Definition: constituting number six in a sequence
Just look at this word. The spelling is confusing on this one making pronunciation a challenge.
Definition: medical specialty concerned with diseases of the ear, nose, and throat.
It’s just easier to say ear, nose and throat doctor! This is where studying a second language helped me – “otorrinolaringólogo”. I wonder how Spanish speakers shorten this one.
Definition: relating to, or characteristic of the countryside rather than the town
Most people tend to pronounce this word as a one syllable word, forgetting the “u” all together.
This list of words was taken from Reddit.
What words do you struggle to pronounce?