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How To Pronounce Acai Berry Correctly

December 26, 2019 22:01

Have you ever heard about acai? If you are a smoothie lover you certainly know about this popular superfood. However, this trendy ingredient can make you think a lot. Almost all smoothie bowls include acai but many people still don't know how to pronounce this word in the right way. Is it ah-kai? Or maybe ah-sigh? Or are these versions wrong?

How do you pronounce acai? Acai pronunciation can be confusing, but we are here to reveal the mystery.

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Acai berry pronunciation: how to pronounce acai in the right way

Acai berry pronunciation may seem tricky, but it isn't difficult at all. Sure, it can be hard to know how to say it if you’ve never heard this word before.

The word acai is pronounced ah-sah-EE. If we use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) the pronunciation of acai is shown as [aˌsaˈi]. And another tricky question: do acai and açaí mean the same?

The answer is yes, acai and açaí are the same. Acai is just the Americanized transcription of açaí. Acai and açaí are pronounced in exactly the same way. And it isn't necessary to find the special characters in your smartphone to write it in this specific way.

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Let's move further. The second word berry is pronounced ber-ee. In the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) it looks like [ˈbɛɹi]. The phonetic transcription looks unusual, isn't it? But it makes sense if you know the basic phonics pules. Put the two words together as ah-sah-EE ber-ee.

There are two ways of saying acai, however, it depends on where you put the stress on sounds and where you are from. People tend to pronounce acaí with a higher "ah" sound in the United Kingdom while people in the United States prolong the sound of the letter "a" to make it "aa."

Incorrect acai pronunciation?

It turns out there is no right or wrong strategy on how to pronounce acai. Just like how you can say either or bald in different ways. This follows the lines on how the UK writes " accessorise" as " accessorize." And once again it depends on where you are from and what kind of accent do you have. If you still struggle with acai berry pronunciation, we have a trick for you. Just watch the video below.

Acai berry pronunciation video and audio

Here is a video on how to pronounce acai correctly. Watch it several times and you will never forget acai pronunciation.

Where to buy acai berry?

Acai berries are called a Brazilian "superfruit." They are full of nutrients such as omega-6 and -9 fats, fiber, vitamin E, and the antioxidant anthocyanins, which may help prevent cardiovascular diseases.

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It became really popular in the U.S. and people started to use it as a weight loss and anti-aging remedy. However, we shouldn't overestimate its benefits.

Acai is grown in South America and you can to buy it frozen or in pill form in the United States.

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