Language is tricky. Not only are there multiple ways to spell the same word, but there are silent letters, emphasis on certain syllables, and basically a bunch of ways to say common everyday words wrong.

And that includes food-related words. There's nothing awesome about trying to order some food or describe something you ate and having everyone look at you funny.

But it sounded so right in your head!

At any rate, hopefully this will help you out a bit...

Bruschetta

Wrong: Broo-sheh-tuh Right: Broo-SKET-tuh

Gyro

Wrong: Jy-roe Right: YEE-roe

Maraschino Cherry

Wrong: Mare-uh-sheeno Right: Mare-uh-SKEENO

Gnocchi

Wrong: No-key Right: NYOH-key

Jicama

Wrong: Hick-uh-muh Right: HEE-kuh-mah

Sherbet

Wrong: Sher-bert Right: Sher-BIT

Sriracha

Wrong: Sree-rah-cha Right: SEE-rah-cha

Tortillas

Wrong: Tor-til-las Right: Tohr-tee-yahs

Açaí

Wrong: Ah-kai Right: Ah-SIGH-ee

Anise

Wrong: Ah-nees Right: ANN-iss

Caramel

Wrong: Car-mel Right: Kar-ah-mehl

Focaccia

Wrong: Fo-ca-see-ya Right: Foh-kah-chuh

Pho

Wrong: Foe Right: FUH

Worcestershire Sauce

Wrong: Wore-chester-shire Right: WOOS-tuh-shure

Jalapeno

Wrong: Ja-la-peh-noh Right: Hah-la-peh-nyoh

Edamame

Wrong: Ed-uh-mame Right: Eh-dah-MAH-meh

Hummus

Wrong: Hum-iss Right: HOOM-us

Charcuterie

Wrong: Char-cut-eree Right: Shahr-KOO-tuhr-ee

Quinoa

Wrong: Kwin-o-a Right: KEEN-wa

Endive

Wrong: En-dive Right: On-DEEV

Bouillabaisse

Wrong: Bool-yah-bays Right: BOO-yah-BESS

Raspberry

Wrong: Rasp-berry Right: Raz-ber-ee

Mascarpone

Wrong: Mar-sca-pone-y Right: Mas-kar-POH-nay

Crudités

Wrong: Krew-dites Right: Krew-dih-TAY

Chipotle

Wrong: Chip-olt-tay Right: Cheep-oat-lay

Lychee

Wrong: Lie-chee Right: LEE-chee

Sake

Wrong: Socky Right: Sah-KAY

Croissant

Wrong: Cra-sant Right: Kwah-SAHN

Restaurateur

Wrong: Res-tuhr-rant-toor Right: Rehs-tuhr-uh-TOOR

Espresso

Wrong: Ex-press-oh Right: ESS-press-oh