Learn English – Is it wrong to pronounce “pizza” as “peedtza”


I was extremely mocked by colleagues (good humor) when I said the word "pizza" in the middle of the conversation.

Given my accent, the way I pronounced it was closer to "peedtza", with a slight hint of that "d" that I never noticed myself until they brought it up.

They were saying it should be pronounced "peetsa" with no "d" or "z" in there.

Is my pronunciation absolutely wrong? Or could it be pronounced like that as well?
I don't know if that matters, but we are in America, so a comparison between British and American English is welcome.

I can take criticism, so be as blunt as you want!

Best Answer

It's definitely "peetsa", both in British and American English. There is no correct alternative pronunciation. If your accent imbues a subtle "d" sound, I wouldn't worry too much about that and people should be understanding.

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