UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌsuːvəˈnɪər/, /ˈsuːvənɪər/
US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌsuvəˈnɪr, ˈsuvəˌnɪr/
US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(so̅o̅′və nēr′, so̅o̅′və nēr′)
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souvenir - memory
A souvenir /suːvə^nɪə/ is an object that you buy or keep to remind you of a holiday, place, or event.
He kept the spoon as a souvenir of his journey.
They bought some souvenirs from the shop at the airport.
Don't use ‘souvenir’ to talk about something that you remember. Use memory.
One of my earliest memories is my first day at school.
She had no memory of what had happened.
Your memory is your ability to remember things.
He's got a really good memory for names.
Meeting him as a child really stands out in my memory.
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