How is the word “spinach” pronounced?

The first syllable sounds like the word “spin”, while the “ach” that follows is pronounced like the “idge” in “fridge”, “bridge” and “porridge”. The main stress is on the first syllable. Spinach, as you know, is the leafy vegetable that the cartoon character Popeye eats whenever he wants to become strong. The character was created in order to make spinach popular among children in America.

The Hindu- ‘Know Your English’ Series, October 11, 2004

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