30 Super Common Brand Names You’re Definitely Mispronouncing

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30 Super Common Brand Names You’re Definitely Mispronouncing
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We can all relate to that infamous scene from the 1995 cult favorite film Showgirls, in which the lead character, Nomi (Elizabeth Berkley), responds to a compliment about her new Versace dress with, “Thanks, I bought it as Vur-sayse.” After all, given that so many brand names are either foreign or meant to sound foreign, it’s inevitable that you have no idea how to actually pronounce them.

To that end, we’ve put together a compendium of super common brand names you’re definitely mispronouncing.

haagen-dazs company name origins

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Häagen-Dazs

The right way to pronounce it: Haa-gen-daass.

nutella Amazing Facts

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Nutella

The right way to pronounce it: new-tell-uh.

Surprising Facts about Ikea

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Ikea

The right way to pronounce it: ih-key-ah.

Hyundai Santa Cruz, best trucks

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Hyundai

The right way to pronounce it: hun-day

porsche

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Porsche

The right way to pronounce it: por-sha.

Nike Cortez shoes, great for low-maintenance upgrades

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Nike

The right way to pronounce it: nai-key.

hoegaarden

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Hoegardeen

The right way to pronounce it: who-garden

fage yoghurt

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Fage

The right way to pronounce it: fah-yay.

ocado

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Ocado

The right way to pronounce it: uh-car-doh.

volkswagen

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Volkswagen

The right way to pronounce it: vo-ks var-gun.

adobe

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Adobe

The right way to pronounce it: ah-doh-bee.

del monte

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Del Monte

The right way to pronounce it: del-mon-tay.

stella-artois

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Stella Artois

The right way to pronounce it: stell-ah ar-twa.

Pret a Manger

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Pret a Manger

The right way to pronounce it: pret [so it rhymes with Brett] ah-man-shzay.

Miele

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Miele

The right way to pronounce it: meal-uh.

huawei

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Huawei 

The right way to pronounce it: wah-way.

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Adidas

The right way to pronounce it: ah-DEE-das.

renault

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Renault

The right way to pronounce it: ren-oh.

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Chevrolet

The right way to pronounce it: shev-ro-lay.

Tag Heuer Image via Wikimedia Commons

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TagHeur

The right way to pronounce it: tag haw-yer.

hublot Image via Wikimedia Commons

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Hublot

The right way to pronounce it: oo-blow.

Moschino is a fashion designer's name you should know how to pronounce

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Moschino

The right way to pronounce it: moss-key-no.

Hermes Kelly purse

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Hermès

The right way to pronounce it: air-mez.

sega

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Sega

The right way to pronounce it: see-gah.

Amazon is one of Americas most admired companies to work for

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Amazon

The right way to pronounce it: ama-zun.

Sotheby's

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Lamborghini

The right way to pronounce it: lam-bor-gee-nee.

van heusen

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Van Heuseun

The right way to pronounce it: van hew-son.

givenchy

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Givenchy

The right way to pronounce it: jhee-von-shee.

benetton

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Benetton

The right way to pronounce it: be-ne-taewn.

Versace is a fashion designer's name you should know how to pronounce

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Versace

The right way to pronounce it: vur-sah-chee.

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