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Halloween Pronunciation Guide

Find out how to pronounce words associated with Halloween and El Día de Los Muertos

Halloween, or Hallowe'en is a celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day.

It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from Celtic harvest festivals which have pagan roots. Nowadays Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or guising), attending Halloween parties, carving pumpkins, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films.

It's currently a festival celebrated mainly in Anglo-Saxon countries although it has spread recently around the world. Also closely associated with Halloween in Mexico is the Day of the Dead (or Día de los Muertos). This focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.

In this guide we bring together some of the most used words and terms relating to Halloween and the Day of the Dead to help you pronounce them.

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Halloween - English

How to say words and terms associated with Halloween in English

  • Hallowe'en произношение Hallowe'en [en]
  • Samhain произношение Samhain [ga]
  • ghost произношение ghost [en]
  • ghoul произношение ghoul [en]
  • Ouija произношение Ouija [en]
  • witch произношение witch [en]
  • broomstick произношение broomstick [en]
  • jack-o-lantern произношение jack-o-lantern [en]
  • pumpkin произношение pumpkin [en]
  • lantern произношение lantern [en]
  • costume произношение costume [en]
  • fancy-dress party произношение fancy-dress party [en]
  • All Saints' Day произношение All Saints' Day [en]
  • goblin произношение goblin [en]
  • candle произношение candle [en]
  • horror произношение horror [en]
  • horror movie произношение horror movie [en]
  • terror произношение terror [en]
  • Apple произношение Apple [en]
  • dunk произношение dunk [en]
  • haunted house произношение haunted house [en]
  • haunt произношение haunt [en]
  • tombstone произношение tombstone [en]
  • skeleton произношение skeleton [en]
  • toffee apple произношение toffee apple [en]
  • Candy произношение Candy [en]
  • pranks произношение pranks [en]
  • scary произношение scary [en]
  • frighten произношение frighten [en]
  • frightening произношение frightening [en]
  • monster произношение monster [en]
  • vampire произношение vampire [en]
  • sweeties произношение sweeties [en]

Mexico - Día de los Muertos

Words and terms in Spanish related to Mexico's “Día de los Muertos” or Day of the Dead

  • Día de los Muertos произношение Día de los Muertos [es]
  • tequila произношение tequila [es]
  • mariachi произношение mariachi [es]
  • Mictecacihuatl произношение Mictecacihuatl [nah]
  • Mictlantecuhtli произношение Mictlantecuhtli [nah]
  • La Catrina произношение La Catrina [es]
  • tlalocan произношение tlalocan [nah]
  • Tlāloc произношение Tlāloc [nah]
  • Huitzilopochtli произношение Huitzilopochtli [nah]
  • mictlan произношение mictlan [nah]
  • Xoloitzcuintle произношение Xoloitzcuintle [es]
  • calavera произношение calavera [es]
  • mezcal произношение mezcal [es]
  • pulque произношение pulque [es]
  • Atole произношение Atole [es]
  • calabaza произношение calabaza [es]
  • Todos los Santos произношение Todos los Santos [es]
  • ofrenda произношение ofrenda [es]
  • alfeñique произношение alfeñique [es]
  • infierno произношение infierno [es]
  • paraíso произношение paraíso [es]