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Dining Dictionary: How to pronounce those tricky food and drinks from around the world

Have you ever found yourself in a restaurant on holiday, tempted by one of the local specialities, but when the waiter comes to take your order you realise you have no idea how to pronounce the dish you want? Don't worry, we've all been there. And it doesn't just happen on holiday, when dining in world cuisine restaurants at home or ordering a fancy cocktail, the menus can leave many of us tongue-twisted.

That's why we have put together a guide on how to pronounce some of the most commonly mispronounced food and drinks from around the world, to prevent you from experiencing any more restaurant blunders, at home or abroad.

We scoured numerous resources to find some of the most commonly mispronounced food and drinks and have created a simple guide breaking down exactly how to pronounce these tricky orders, so you'll never have to miss out on enjoying some of the finest delicacies from around the world.

So whether you want some Caribbean "ceviche", a bit of Thai "sriracha" or a Brazilian "caipirinha", you can place your order loud and proud thanks to our dining dictionary. Plus, don't forget to keep an eye out for those popular dishes you may not even realise you've been mispronouncing all this time – the Italian "bruschetta", Spanish "chorizo" and Vietnamese "pho" are common offenders.

Dining Dictionary: How to pronounce those tricky food and drinks from around the World

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