While many pronunciation errors involve omitting sounds or syllables from a word, with athlete, a syllable is actually added. The word is correctly pronounced with only two syllables, not with an extra syllable in the middle.

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  1. Paula says:

    Much like “realtor, pronounced “realetor””

  2. Hiro says:

    I have to do a presentation for my health class about “athlete’s foot”. I am from Japan and have hard time pronouncing word with “th” such as think, thanks, etc.