How to pronounce


Pronouncing the word "archipelago" correctly can feel intimidating for non-native English speakers, but with a few simple tips you can master this tricky word in no time.

Start by breaking the word down into its two syllables: ar-chi-pel-a-go. The first part, “ar” is pronounced like the letter 'A' and the “chi” should sound like the 'k' in the word “kit”. The third syllable, “pel” should sound like the 'p' in “pet” and the fourth syllable, “a” is pronounced like the letter 'A'. Finally, the fifth syllable, “go” is pronounced like the 'g' in “go”.

Put the syllables together and you get the word "archipelago" pronounced as ah-kee-pel-ah-goh. Make sure to emphasize the second syllable, “kee” by giving it more emphasis than the other syllables.

Practice saying the word out loud and you'll be a pro in no time. With some practice and patience, you can learn how to pronounce archipelago correctly and confidently.

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