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'Chorizo' is a highy-seasoned pork sausage from Spain. It is also found in South America and Portugal - seasonings vary from region to region. This word is very often mispronounced by English speakers, who affect Italian pronunciation on a Spanish word, so it comes out 'choh/RITZ/oh.
How to say chorizo in English?
Simple. Decide whether the Latin-American or Spanish pronunciation is more applicable to you, and then say the word as it's written phonetically in your own accent. If you are in the UK, I suggest saying tcho/REE/thoh and if you are in the USA I suggest tchoh/REE/soh.
For more details on this, and other mortifying mispronunciations of Spanish words, check out my blog posts.
The plural is chorizos. Note the difference between the pronunciation in South America, and the pronunciation in Spain.
- tchoh/REE/thoh (Spain)
- tchoh/REE/soh (South America)
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choh/REE/soh (S Am)
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