It’s an unfortunate scenario that happens to us all: One moment, you are sitting casually at dinner with friends; the next, you are staring, paralyzed, at the words on the menu in front of you. None of these are English. A bead of sweat drips down your brow.
If you order chicken, everyone will know you’re copping out. If you order the dish with jicama, you will have to pronounce it in front of the judgmental waiter.
There’s no reason to get all anxious and sweaty palmed at the dinner table. Just consult this illustrated collection of foods that you are probably pronouncing incorrectly, designed by Buzzfeed’s Rachel Sanders and Chris Ritter.
All illustrations courtesy of Buzzfeed.