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    How to Spell Croissant Correctly

    Understanding the Origins of Croissant The croissant is a crescent-shaped pastry that originated in Austria in the 17th century. The word “croissant” is French for “crescent” and it is believed that the pastry was brought to France by Austrian bakers in the 19th century. The legend goes that during the siege of Vienna in 1683, the Ottoman Turks tried to…

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    How to Master the G Sound in English Pronunciation

    Identifying Common Mispronunciations of the “G” Sound The “G” sound in English can be tricky for non-native speakers to master, and even native speakers can sometimes struggle with it. One common mispronunciation is replacing the hard “g” sound with a soft “j” sound, which is actually the sound of the letter “j.” For example, saying “jiraffe” instead of “giraffe” or…

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