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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.

  • Salmon

    Word pronunciation: sa-muhn
    Definition: A fish whose pink flesh is valued as food

    Example: May I have a grilled salmon?

  • Sample

    Word pronunciation: sam-puhl, sahm-
    Definition: A small amount of something that indicates what the rest is like

    Example: They were handing out samples of their ice-cream for people to taste.

  • Sandwich

    Word pronunciation: san-wich
    Definition: Two slices of bread with some cold food between them

    Example: I will have a cheese sandwich for lunch.

  • Schedule

    Word pronunciation: shed-yul
    Definitions:
    NOUN

    • A plan that lists the intended tasks, events, and times needed to achieve something
    • A written list showing the time at which certain events are planned to take place
    VERB
    • Arrange or plan for something to happen or for someone to do something
    • Include a building in a list for legal preservation or protection

    Example: Our trains follow a fixed schedule.

  • Seat Belt

    Word pronunciation: seet belt
    Definition: A belt or strap in an automobile, airplane, etc., fastened around or sometimes diagonally across the midsection to keep the person safely secured, as during a sudden stop.

    Example: Please ensure that your seat belt is securely fastened.

  • Secretary

    Word pronunciation: sek-ri-ter-ee
    Definition: A person who works in an office and writes letters, arranges meetings, and answers the telephone

    Example: My secretary handles all my appointments.

  • Separate

    Word pronunciation: sep-uh-reyt
    Definition: To divide things and make them no longer mixed together

    Example: She keeps her personal and professional lives separate.

  • Sherbet

    Word pronunciation: shur-bit
    Definition: A cooling, sweet fruit drink

    Example: I prefer sherbet to ice cream.

  • Shove

    Word pronunciation: shuhv
    Definition: To push forcefully

    Example: It is impolite to shove other passengers on the train.

  • Singapore

    Word pronunciation: sing-guh-pawr
    Definitions:

    • A small island-state in South-East Asia just south of the Malay Peninsular
    • An independent republic comprising this island and a few adjacent islets: member of the Commonwealth of Nations

    Example: Singapore is well-known as the Garden City.

  • Siphon

    Word pronunciation: sahy-fuhn
    Definition: A tube bent so that it can transfer liquid from one container to another

    Example: We need to siphon off all the water.

  • Six

    Word pronunciation: siks
    Definition: A number, one more than five

    Example: We reserved a table for six.

  • Society

    Word pronunciation: suh-sahy-i-tee
    Definition: A large group of people who live together and often do things together

    Example: We must help build a compassionate society.

  • Soften

    Word pronunciation: saw-fuhn, sof-uhn
    Definition: To make soft or softer

    Example: This shampoo will help to soften your hair.

  • Sorbet

    Word pronunciation: sawr-bey
    Definition: A frozen food made from fruit juice and sugar

    Example: The strawberry sorbet was very refreshing.

  • Southern

    Word pronunciation: suhth-ern
    Definition: Situated in the south or facing towards the south

    Example: We are exploring the southern part of this island.

  • Specific

    Word pronunciation: spi-sif-ik
    Definition: Connected with one thing and not others.

    Example: Do you have any specific requests?

  • Statistics

    Word pronunciation: stuh-tis-tiks
    Definition: A collection of numerical data that help you to understand a situation

    Example: She backed up her argument with compelling statistics.

  • Struggle

    Word pronunciation: struhg-uhl
    Definition: To try hard to achieve something

    Example: It is a struggle to make ends meet.

  • Subtle

    Word pronunciation: sut-uhl
    Definition: Cleverly achieving an effect in a way that is not immediately obvious or apparent.

    Example: She decided to be subtle instead of obvious.

  • Success

    Word pronunciation: suhk-ses
    Definition: The achievement of desired results.

    Example: The show was a success.

  • Suite

    Word pronunciation: sweet
    Definition: A set of rooms, especially in a hotel

    Example: We booked a hotel suite for our honeymoon.

  • Sword

    Word pronunciation: sawrd, sohrd
    Definition: A weapon having a long metal blade

    Example: He won the military sword of honour.

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