Jump to content
Linguaholic

Hard To Pronounce Words


Recommended Posts

  • 3 weeks later...
Improve your knowledge of any language online

I think "banana" and "umbrella" are very difficult for me to pronounce because I am not able to say them the correct way. Some people have a hard understand me when I try to say them, which I try but still can't get it the right pronunciations. I think it has something to do with using my tongue or something.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...
  • 3 weeks later...
Scribendi: World-Class Editing and Proofreading

English is an easy language phonetically. It only has a few words which are difficult to pronounce. The ones which I find difficult to pronounce include, Otolaryngology and entrepreneurship. These are the words which I struggle with sometimes.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 months later...

There are a few English words that have me struggling to make the pronunciation but the one that comes to mind now is 'amateur'. Even when I think I have the pronunciation correctly it still sounds a bit awkward.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 years later...
  • 1 year later...

Anything that makes flip flops between L and R sounds.
Although I'm not a native speaker of any Asian language, living in Japan and speaking Japanese all the time made it almost impossible for me to correctly pronounce things like "Hillary", "salary", etc.
Additionally, some words that use "th" can be difficult, so it always ends up in an "f" sound.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 weeks later...
On 8/31/2013 at 3:41 PM, tulosai said:

I'm especially interested in the opinions of non-native speakers, but Americans and Brits, feel free to chime in too.  What are some of the hardest English words for you to pronounce?

When I was starting to learn English one of the difficult word was "scheduled" I'm from central America.  

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...