You know how to fold a fancy napkin, the proper way to slice Brie and even how to make coq au vin. But are you totally embarrassing yourself when you try to order the crème brûlée from that elegant restaurant down the street? Here, ten French desserts you’re probably saying wrong.
10 French Desserts You're Probably Mispronouncing
The wrong way: Kraypz
The right way: Krehpz
Life lesson: If you want to sound fancy, say it the French way and roll the “r” a bit.
The wrong way: Kreem Brew-lee
The right way: Krehm Brew-lay
Don’t let all the crazy accents scare you.
The wrong way: Puh-teet For
The right way: Puh-tee Foor
They are petite… So we’ll take four.
The wrong way: Maah-duh-line
The right way: Mad-lenn
Not the small girl who walked in two straight lines.
The wrong way: Ee-klar
The right way: Eh-klayr
As in “these chocolate-filled éclairs are très magnifique, eh?”
The wrong way: Mack-uh-roon
The right way: Mack-ron
Not to be mistaken for the coconut cookies with the extra “o.”
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The wrong way: Coo-gun Ay-mun
The right way: Kween Uh-mawn
As in “Yasss, kween. These pastries are très bon.”
The wrong way: Cuh-nell-ee
The right way: Cah-null-ay
These mini Bundt cakes are the cutest.
The wrong way: Bayg-net
The right way: Ben-yay
As in “Yay! We’re going to NOLA to eat beignets.”
The wrong way: Klaw-phoo-tiss
The right way: Klah-phoo-tee
It’s a traditional dessert of black cherries covered in flan and confectioners’ sugar.