what is the proper way to pronounce gnocchi?
I heard all of the following:
Which, if any of these, is closest to the real pronunciation?
- RainLv 71 month ago
Italian say nyohk-kee or nyuh-kee.
- BenLv 51 month ago
Both vowels are fairly short, and it has a double consonant (a distinct sound from a single consonant).
Or just listen to the pronunciation in that link Zirp posted.
- CatherineLv 71 month ago
In French we say, like: Neeo-Kee
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- PontusLv 71 month ago
None of those reflect the original Italian pronunciation.
In standard Italian, it's: NYOH-kee. (NYOH is stressed).
gn = /ny/, o can reflect two different vowels (long or short O, as in English), but it's a long O in that word (in standard Italian); CH is a /k/ sound, always.
The chee syllable, in Italian, is written as: ci.
Some English speakers do pronounce it the Italian way.
Of those options that you have heard, from know-kee (I prefer the spelling: noh-kee) is the closest to the original Italian.
update: I forgot to put in the geminated consonant. It's: nyohk-kee. The K is pronounced twice.Source(s): intermediate Italian, native English speaker. You can hear it pronounced by a native Italian speaker here. Click on the loudspeaker icon in the Italian text box. : https://translate.google.com/#view=home&op=transla...
- KiethLv 71 month ago
Know kee. I grew up surrounded by Italians and Mexicans.
- A.J.Lv 71 month ago
nyawk-kee in its Italian origin; nok-ee or noh-kee in American English anglicized.
take your pick.
- Anonymous1 month ago