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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.

  • Lasagna

    Word pronunciation: luh-zahn-yuh, lah-
    Definition: An Italian food made from wide thin sheets of pasta together with cheese, meat or vegetables

    Example: My favourite food is lasagna.

  • Launch

    Word pronunciation: lawnch, lahnch
    Definition: To move a boat from land into water; to begin a new project

    Example: The new campaign will launch in September.

  • Leisure

    Word pronunciation: lee-zher, lezh-er
    Definition: The time when you are free from work and can do what you want

    Example: I swim for leisure.

  • Library

    Word pronunciation: lahy-brer-ee, -bruh-ree, -bree
    Definition: A room or building containing a collection of books or journals for people to borrow

    Example: I go to the library to borrow books.

  • Lingerie

    Word pronunciation: lahn-zhuh-rey
    Definition: Women’s underwear

    Example: Her shop sells premium silk lingerie.

  • Lure

    Word pronunciation: loor
    Definition: The power that something or someone has that makes them attractive; to attract someone

    Example: He couldn’t resist the lure of money.

  • Luxury

    Word pronunciation: luhk-shuh-ree, luhg-zhuh-
    Definitions:

    • a state of great comfort or elegance, especially when involving great expense
    • The use of expensive food, clothes and household goods

    Example: We don’t have the luxury of time, this assignment is due tomorrow.

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