Say It Right! contains a list of commonly mispronounced words with correct audio pronunciations and definitions in a Singaporean voice. Learn how to pronounce words like liaise, siphon, esplanade, almond, library.
duh-bree, dey-bree or deb-ree
Definition: The remains of something that has been destroyed/demolished
Example: After the collision of 2 ships, large amounts of debris was washed up on the beach.
- Something that is owed or that one is bound to pay to or perform for another
- A liability or obligation to pay or render something
- The condition of being under such an obligation
- Theology; an offense requiring reparation; a sin; a trespass
Example: Don’t spend more than you earn or you’ll soon accumulate a large credit card debt.
Definition: The first appearance of someone in public, especially in a show
Example: He made his debut performance when he was just four years old.
Definition: To delay taking action, usually in order to wait for the opinion of someone else
Example: He tried to defer his enlistment to a later date so he could go on his honeymoon.
Definition: The explanation of the meaning of a word or set of words
Example: The dictionary provides us with clear definitions of words.
Listen to the 2 different ways you can use Delegate in a sentence:
Definition: To appoint someone else to do a job for you.
- Three hundred delegates are scheduled to arrive for the conference.
- Don't try to do everything yourself, delegate some of your work to your staff.
Definition: To make an initial partial payment for something, as a guarantee that you will buy it
Example: Every month I deposit some money into my savings account.
dee-poh; Mil. or Brit. dep-oh
- A place for the storage of large quantities of goods
- A place where buses, trains, or other vehicles are housed and maintained
- A railway or bus station
Example: The bus refuelled at the depot.
Definition: To become worse
Example: Despite the intensive treatment, her health continued to deteriorate.
Definition: To be unlike something else, or to have a different opinion
Example: Although your views differ from ours, we will find a way to come to an agreement.
Definition: Involving the relationships between countries
Example: Her diplomatic approach to sensitive issues literally saved the day.
Definition: An unfortunate event that causes great hardship to many people
Example: Early warnings of natural disasters such as earthquakes can help save lives.
Definition: To end a marriage officially
Example: Marriage counselling is advised. Divorce is the really the last option.
Definition: Not behaving or working normally
Example: His kidneys are sadly dysfunctional, that’s why he needs to go for dialysis treatment.
Definition: A difficulty with reading and writing caused by a problem in the brain
Example: My son has dyslexia and that’s why he reads slower than others.