You’re at a trendy restaurant, and you ask the waiter if you can get freekeh instead of rice on the side. He smirks, and you suddenly realize it’s not pronounced “freaky.“ Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.

Whether you tend to trip up over açaí or quinoa or some other exotic buzzword, we know it’s sometimes easier to just give up and go with another option altogether rather than risk looking like a jerk. But it doesn’t have to be that way. To help you out, we created a go-to guide with correct pronunciations from the Random House Dictionary to avoid any embarrassing moments in the future. Pin it, print it, repeat it!