April 21, 2024

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Have You Been Pronouncing These 10 Popular Brand Names Wrong?

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Have You Been Pronouncing These 10 Popular Brand Names Wrong?

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You must have been hanging out with your friends and talked about something unimportant. Places, bags, shoes, and other items that sometimes appear in your chitchat. It oftenly found that people might mistakenly mispronounce this such a brand. But do you know that it turns out we are often mention it wrong?

Below here are the 10 brand names around you that often wrong in pronunciation, which is deCODE summarized from various sources. After you read this, you have to be a master in pronouncing these brand in the right way to minimize inevitable annoyance.

1. Nutella

This yummy chocolate hazelnut spread might be oftenly pronounced wrong. Trademark of this ferrero italian company has the correct pronunciation is new-tell-uh.

2. Del Monte

When you are eating steaks, burgers or fries, sometimes you pour a chili or tomato sauce on top. Famous for its chili and tomato sauce products, the right pronunciation of Del Monte is actually del-mon-tay.

3. Adobe

Do you like to use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or even Adobe After Effects to designing and editing video? If it so, you have to be pronounced it with ah-doh-bee.

4. IKEA

 

The Swedish home furniture brand has been exist in more than 40 countries, which is one of them in Indonesia. Well, do not get the wrong pronunciation of Ikea. Ikea is not read eye-key-ah but ih-key-yah.

5. Hermes

Being one of the world famous fashion brand from Paris. A row of Hollywood actress upload photos in their Instagram account, just to show off the branded bag. In pronouncing,  is not her-meez. You must remove the letter ‘H’ on the brand. When read into air-mez.

6. Hyundai

The Hyundai Motor Company is a South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. The pronunciation is not hi-un-dye but hun-day.

7. Porsche

A number of Hollywood artists have this sports car. Cal it Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner for example. So, when you see they are riding on this luxury car, meaning you do not say porsh, but por-sha.

8. Nike

Nike brand sports shoes have caused much debate about the pronunciation. That’s because the brand name is taken from the Greek goddess of victory. Well the correct pronunciation is not nyke but ni-key.

9. Xiaomi

Famous for its smartphone with high quality and still in affordable price. Xiaomi is a Chinese electronics and software company headquartered in Beijing. You can say it with shao-mi instead of xiy-ya-omi.

10. Amazon

Based in Seattle, Amazon is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company. Online shopping from the earth’s biggest selection of books, magazines, music, DVDs, videos, electronics, computers, software, apparel & accessories, shoes, and even jewelry. Don’t mention it with how it commonly written. Say it ama-zun.

So, how many did you get right?

Reporter: Vanessa Bella | Editor: Sasya Semitari P & Galih Perdana

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