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15 foods Mostly (simply) Mispronounced

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-toh X

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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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