Maybe you’re looking to purchase a new sous vide cooker or you just want to tell all your friends about the amazing sous vide you picked up but there’s a problem…
You have NO IDEA how to pronounce sous vide! And what is the sous vide translation?
Trust me, you’re not alone. I had no idea either. And millions of others are also clueless too!
So, without further ado.
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How to Pronounce Sous Vide
Sous vide is pronounced “soo-veed” with a hard D at the end.
Let’s dissect this a bit.
Sous vide is a French term that translates to “under vacuum”. Sous translates to “under” while vide translates to “vacuum”.
When saying “sous”, the “ou” is pronounced as a long o or “oo”. The second “s” is silent.
Vide is the most commonly mispronounced word. Most people leave off the “d”. When saying “vide”, the “i” is pronounced as a long “e” or “ee”. The final “e” is silent so the last letter you hear and say is the “d”.
Sous Vide Pronunciation and Sous Vide Meaning Video
If reading all those sounds makes your head hurt, or you just want to consume this in an easier format, check out my video below.
What is Sous Vide Cooking?
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