Common Italian Mispronunciations

Over time people have debated over the pronunciation of various Italian words. It’s caused arguments between friends and family, causing a divide. We're here to clear it up once and for all.

Is it “BRU-CHET-TA” or “BRU-SKET-TA”? Which one is correct?

Consulting multiple Italians and the world wide web, the truth is this: it’s pronounced “BRU-SKET-TA”. The “CH” pairing in Italian words is pronounced as a “K” sound. If you think we’re wrong on this one, think about the way you pronounce “zucchini” or “Pinocchio”.  So the next time you order bruschetta you’ll be educating your friends on arguably the most mispronounced words in the Italian language.

Cheers!