Foodies and language enthusiasts cringe when they hear the same foods being mispronounced time and time again. Are you mispronouncing one of your favorite (or lest favorite) foods without even knowing it? It’s possible, if you eat Quinoa, Bruschetta, or almonds, just to name a few, you might be in for a shock.
Chances are if your parents mispronounce a certain food you will too, and as a result you might not even know it. One day, perhaps, someone will try and correct you but in that instance you will likely disagree with them… after all, you’ve been saying pass-tah instead of pah-stuh your entire life!
Globalization has caused people from all over the world to start eating foreign cuisine, which has lead to some of the biggest mix-ups of all regarding the pronunciation of many foods. As borders are crossed and recipes altered, foods are taking on some funky versions of their original names. Thankfully, this list created by Dig To Know is here to help simplify things, bringing foods from all over back to their roots.
Grow your foodie knowledge and make Language teachers everywhere proud by learning how you really say some of the most commonly mispronounced foods.