‘Cuisine’: Pronunciation Tutorial

If you aren’t sure how to pronounce ‘cuisine’, you’ve come to the right place.

As with many other English words, its pronunciation doesn’t match the spelling. ‘Cuisine’ is pronounced as kwi-zeen. The stress is on the second syllable.

Watch a video tutorial on how to pronounce ‘cuisine’ and practice:

Here’s a quick recap:

  • kwi-
    You start with a K sound that is followed immediately by a W sound and a short i as in ‘ship’.
  • zeen
    To make the second syllable, you start with a Z sound and then move to a long ee as in ‘sheep’ .. and finally – an N sound.

Did you know?

The word cuisine is derived from the French word for “kitchen”, but it originally comes from the Latin word “coquere”, which means “to cook”.

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How to use ‘cuisine’ in a sentence

Here are some examples of how you can use ‘cuisine’ in a sentence.

New Zealand’s best cuisine on display to the world at Expo’s Tiaki Restaurant.

One of several Vietnamese restaurants in North America betting that their cuisine represents the future of fast food.

Is there such a thing as American cuisine? The answer is complicated.

See more real-life examples of using the word cuisine in a sentence in Youglish. Then, try to make your own sentence with the word and share it in the comments below.

Want to learn some more food vocabulary? Check out a tutorial on Worcestershire Sauce and the episode about 6 Food names you’re (Probably) Pronouncing Wrong.

Additional Resources:

Ship-Sheep Minimal Pair
Cuisine on Youglish

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