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Say It Right! contains a list of commonly mispronounced words with correct audio pronunciations and definitions in a Singaporean voice. Learn how to pronounce words like liaise, siphon, esplanade, almond, library.

  • Genre

    Word pronunciation: zhahn-ruh
    Definition: A style of art or literature; a way of writing for a particular purpose

    Example: He enjoys books of all genres, from mystery to literature to fantasy.

  • Gerontologist

    Word pronunciation: jer-uhn-tol-uh-jist
    Definition: A specialist in the study of old age

    Example: This gerontologist is well-known for his research on aging.

  • Gesture

    Word pronunciation: jes-cher
    Definition: A movement of the hands or body which expresses your feelings or intentions

    Example: It was a nice gesture for him to give her flowers.

  • Grand-Prix

    Word pronunciation: grahn-pree
    Definition: One of a series of races for fast cars

    Example: The Singapore Grand Prix will be held in September.

  • Grasp

    Word pronunciation: grahsp
    Definitions:
    NOUN

    • A firm grip
    • A person’s capacity to achieve or understand something VERB
    • Seize and hold someone or something firmly
    • Take an opportunity eagerly
    • Understand something fully

    Example: I am still trying to grasp this new concept.

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