How Do You Say…?

Do you ever find yourself stumbling over certain words in conversation? Are you trying to learn a foreign language and can’t quite figure out which syllables to stress? Have you ever been to a fancy French restaurant and had a hard time ordering? Don’t feel bad it happens to all of us. But now, you can save yourself the embarrassment of flub-ups with this helpful tool on YouTube. World, meet the Pronunciation Book Channel!

What words really tie up your tongue?

About Richard

Richard finds style inspiration in an assortment of historical figures, musicians, and movie characters, including Doc Holliday, Tracy Pew, Han Solo, and El Topo. When not tapping at the computer keyboard for ModCloth, Richard spends his time playing music and dreaming of composing the perfect soundtrack to an epic gothic western film set on a distant, dusty planet, where the cowboys ride rocket-powered motorcycles instead of horses.

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6 Responses to How Do You Say…?

  1. Paulette W. 09/29/2010 at 3:16 pm #

    Very cool find :)

  2. Danielle 09/29/2010 at 3:21 pm #


    I can’t seem to pronounce conscience properly. It always seems to come out of my mouth wrong.

  3. Elodie 09/29/2010 at 3:36 pm #

    Maybe the proper “American English pronunciation”, but certainly not the correct French one.
    This channel is not a benchmark for the pronunciation of words and brands in French, German and Italian, that sounds just completely wrong…

  4. Isobel 09/30/2010 at 12:07 am #

    I love the concept, but I don’t suggest that youtube channel to anyone who is trying to pronounce words in foreign languages correctly. His french isn’t bad, but he is mispronouncing some things. His dutch, on the other hand, is fairly abysmal…though, in all fairness, he does explain on the sidebar that his pronunciation is the American English way.

  5. Emily 10/01/2010 at 3:57 pm #

    I’m never sure if I’m saying “Miu Miu” right!

  6. Lily 10/02/2010 at 9:54 am #

    As mentioned earlier, it is not the way french, Italian, etc. would pronounce those words, so it’s a nice find but not for those who want to learn foreign languages :)

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