In this episode, I’ll share with you the most searched ‘how to pronounce’ words on Google and talk about how to pronounce them.
Since they appeared in the top searches, it seems that people – native and non-native speakers – are unsure of their pronunciation. And for a good reason – many of these words have two different pronunciations!
Here are the words people are most curious about:
Shein, Nike, Worcestershire, entrepreneur, gif, water, often, doge, route.
Here’s the list of words with the phonetic and IPA transcription:
Shein /ˈʃi:.ɪn/ shee-in
Nike /ˈnaɪki/ nai-kee
Worcestershire /ˈwʊ.stə.ʃər/ wu-stuh-sh’r
entrepreneur /ɑːntrəprəˈnɝ/ aan-chruh-pruh-n’r
GIF gif /gɪf/ or djif /dʒɪf/
water /wɑˈɾər/ waa-d’r
often /ˈɑːfən/ aa-f’n or /ˈɑːftən/ aaf-t’n
doge /doʊʒ/ dowj
route /ruːt/ ruwt or /raʊt/ raut