How do you say ‘Pastor’ and ‘Pasta’?

According to the Cambridge dictionary a ‘Pastor’ in the UK is pronounced the same as ‘Pasta’ in the US!

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Word

UK Pronunciation

US Pronunciation

Pastor

par-stuh /ˈpɑː.stə/
pas-ter /ˈpæs.tɚ/

Pasta

pas-tuh /ˈpæs.tə/
par-stuh /ˈpɑːstə/

Context is an integral part of language, so there shouldn’t be too many issues. Remember, don’t shout out ‘pasta!’ at a British man in a clerical collar.

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