Despite the popularity of this dish, bruschetta has been causing pronunciation difficulties for English speakers for a long time. To pronounce this word correctly we must remember the Italian origins: bru-sket-tah. While many Americans soften the middle syllable to a “shh” sound, the ch is said as a k in Italian. Note also that the double t extends the sound slightly, reflected both at the end of the second syllable and the beginning of the third.
Despite the simplicity of this short word, gyro consistently ranks among the most frequently mispronounced culinary terms. In order to correctly pronounce this word as the Greeks do, soften your pronunciation of the Gy and roll the R: “YEE-roh.” For a subtle anglicization, let the rolled R fall to the wayside.