desert VS dessert – similar pronunciation

Has the pronunciation of these 2 words ever been difficult for you?

desert 


dessert 
Let’s practice today! The good news is context will help you be understood, even if your pronunciation is strange.

If you said “After dinner can we have ice cream for desert?” I know what you mean, even if your pronunciation is incorrect.

Here is the sound each word makes:

dessert  DIZ-ZURRT

“After dinner can we have ice cream for dessert?”  DIZ-ZURRT

desert  – DEZ-IRT

“My student used to live in California, and he often went to the  Mojave desert with his family.”  DEZ-IRT

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