“Embarrassment”, “occasionally” and “necessary” have been named among the words Brits have most difficulty spelling.
“Embarrassment(尴尬)”, “occasionally(偶尔地)”和“necessary(必要的)”等词被评选成为英国人觉得最难拼写的单词。

Researchers, who carried out a study among 2,000 adults, found more than half frequently have issues spelling commonly-used words.

Others which we often struggle with are “accommodate”, “questionnaire” and “rhythm”.“Conscience” causes many a Brit a headache, and the words “occurrence”, “restaurant”and “guarantee” are also tricky to master.
英国人常常不会拼写的词还包括“accommodate(调解)”, “questionnaire(调查问卷)” and “rhythm(韵律)”.“Conscience(道德心)”这个词让很多英国人头疼,“occurrence(事件)”, “restaurant(餐厅)”和 “guarantee(保证)”等词也令人感到难以驾驭。

Also on the top 50 everyday words Brits struggle with were the words “definite”, “separate” and “weird”.
英国人难以驾驭的日常单词中排行前50的单词还有“definite(确切的)”, “separate(单独的)” and “weird(诡异的)”等。

While “appearance”, “queue” and “receive” cause many a person to scratch their head.
“appearance(外貌)”, “queue(队列)” and “receive(接受)”等词也让很多人抓耳挠腮,拼写不出来。

The results of the study emphasised the average person's reliance on spelling assistance - 40 per cent confessed they completely rely on autocorrect technology to monitor their spelling in day-to-day communication.

Over a fifth would panic if they were forced to abandon the use of autocorrect or spell-checking technology and rely on their own knowledge. 

But spelling mistakes still prove common and costly- just under a quarter of people have been embarrassed by a spelling mistake they made at work.

While spelling ability is often noticed by others - 48 per cent of people admit they can't help but judge people if their spelling is bad.


1. Embarrassment (尴尬) 2. Fluorescent (荧光) 3. Accommodate (调节)
4. Psychiatrist (精神病医生) 5. Occasionally (偶尔) 6. Necessary(必要的)
7. Questionnaire (调查问卷) 8. Mischievous (淘气) 9. Rhythm(韵律)
10. Minuscule (草写小字) 11. Conscience (道德心) 12. Xylophone(木琴)
13. Pronunciation(发音) 14. Graffiti (涂鸦) 15. Millennium (千禧年)
16. Occurrence(事件) 17. Exhilarate (使愉快) 18. Restaurant (餐厅)
19. Accessory (配件) 20. Guarantee (保证) 21. License (证件)
22. Separate(分开的) 23. Believe(相信) 24. Colleague (同事)
25. Definite (确切的) 26. Humorous(幽默) 27. Weird(怪异)
28. Symphony(交响乐) 29. Illicit(违法的) 30. Species (物种)
31. Appearance (外貌) 32. Possession(财产) 33. Vacuum(真空)
34. Changeable(多变的) 35. Queue(队列) 36. Acquire(获得)
37. Receipt(收据) 38. Receive(接受) 39. Difficulty(困难)
40. Foreign(外国的) 41. Discipline(纪律) 42. Equipment(装备)
43. Business(商业) 44. Relevant(有关的) 45. Beautiful(美丽的)
46. Technology(技术) 47. Neighbour(邻居) 48. Friend(朋友)
49. Religious(宗教的) 50. Government(政府)