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How Do You Pronounce 'Paczki'? Most Chicagoans Are Saying It Wrong (VIDEO)

By  Kelly Bauer and Heather Cherone | February 9, 2016 6:14am | Updated on February 27, 2017 12:32pm

DOWNTOWN — How are you going to say "paczki" when you go to order them this Fat Tuesday? Pots-key, paz-eck-e, pus-kee?

Hopefully, none of the above.

You should be saying "paczki" like "pownch-key," which is how the word is pronounced in its native Poland. It turns out that's a little hard for Chicagoans to say, though, so DNAinfo talked to an expert to show us how to say "paczki" correctly.

Watch the video to see how Chicagoans say paczki:

Paczki are filled doughnutlike pastries made to be particularly rich. They are often covered with powdered sugar or icing. They are the centerpiece of Fat Tuesday.

They're also a popular treat in Chicago, so make sure to check out DNAinfo Chicago's map of places to grab paczki in the city.

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