10 of the most difficult words to pronounce in the English language

So, according to the Independent, sorry doesn’t seem to be the hardest word…

English is an absolute pain to learn as a second language.

Our spellings are not intuitive, we have hundreds of ways of expressing the same thing, and regional variations are a nightmare.

That said, an audio clip of a man from the Czech Republic trying to pronounce ten of the most challenging English words for learners is delighting reddit users because he’s so determined not to give up.

The struggle is very real – and understandable, considering native English speakers can’t always say or spell these correctly:

1. Queue

2. Appreciate it

3. Chaos

4. Comfortable

5. Lieutenant

6. Paradigm

7. Quay

8. Squirrel

9. Worcester

10. Penguin

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