The word pizza is from Italian and the spelling is still Italian in many languages (in all languages using Latin alphabets that I know of), in Italian it’s pronounced /pittsa/ with a “long” (or “double” as I would call it in Norwegian) t sound.
Is it pronounced Pitza or pizza?
Is it pronounced Pitza or pizza? Well in Italian, it’s pronounced /ˈpit. tsa/, and when the word was borrowed into English, it kept that T sound. In the Italian alphabet, the /tts/ sound is written “zz”, so they spell it “pizza”, and when the word was borrowed into English, its spelling stayed the same too.
How is ZZ pronounced in Italian?
Z and ZZ- When used singular, it can be silent, as in Dizionario, but when doubled in Pizza it can sound more like a T. G- If G appears before the letters A, O, or U, it has a hard sound like Grande, but if it precedes E or I, like in Gelato, it has a soft and gentle sound.
How do you spell Pizza phonetically?
- IPA: /ˈpiːt.sə/
- Audio (US) (file)
How do you say pizza in other languages?
In other languages pizza
- American English: pizza /ˈpitsə/
- Arabic: بِيتْزا
- Brazilian Portuguese: pizza.
- Chinese: 比萨饼
- Croatian: pizza.
- Czech: pizza.
- Danish: pizza.
- Dutch: pizza.
How do you say I want pizza in French?
Translation of “I want pizza” in French Je veux une pizza.
How do you say pizzeria in English?
Break ‘pizzeria’ down into sounds: [PEET] + [SUH] + [REE] + [UH] – say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them.
What does pizzeria mean in English?
: an establishment where pizzas are made or sold.
What sound does Ch make in Italian?
If you see a CH spelling in Italian, it’s actually pronounced as a hard K sound, not as a soft “ch” sound as it would be in English. K: The last syllable is spelt C – H – I – so the C plus H is pronounced as a hard K sound.