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...And How Do You Say Gyro Anyway?


Gyros are easy and delicious homemade sandwiches with a Greek twist.

If you're a sandwich lover in the mood for something a little different, try putting together your own Gyros. The hardest part of the whole process just may be the right way to say the word.

Pronouncing Gyro: G as in YEE!


So what's the right way to pronounce Gyro? Is it “JI-row”, “YEE-Row” or “EE-row”? There are about as many ways to fix a Gyro as there are ways to pronounce it. To set the record straight, it’s pronounced “YEE-row” – kind of like “Hero” replacing the H with a Y.

This popular Greek sandwich generally consists of meat, onion, tomatoes, pita and a creamy cucumber sauce called Tzatziki. If you're wondering, Tzatziki is pronounced “sat-ziki.” And making Gyros is easier than pronouncing either of those words.

The Ingredients


You'll need to decide what kind of meat you want to use. Traditional Greek Gyros use pork, chicken or veal. Other countries have their take on the Gyro by using ground beef or lamb instead of the traditional Greek ingredients. It’s up to you—don’t be afraid to try something new!



There: not only did you learn how to pronounce Gyro and Tzatziki, you made yourself an awesome lunch!

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