30 Super Common Brand Names You’re Definitely Mispronouncing

You'd think "Amazon" was a pronunciation gimme putt.

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.

1
Häagen-Dazs

haagen-dazs company name origins

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

2
Nutella

nutella Amazing Facts

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

3
Ikea

Surprising Facts about Ikea

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

4
Hyundai

Hyundai Santa Cruz, best trucks

The right way to pronounce it: hun-day

5
Porsche

porsche

The right way to pronounce it: por-sha.

6
Nike

Nike Cortez shoes, great for low-maintenance upgrades

The right way to pronounce it: nai-key.

7
Hoegardeen

hoegaarden

The right way to pronounce it: who-garden

8
Fage

fage yoghurt

The right way to pronounce it: fah-yay.

9
Ocado

ocado

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

10
Volkswagen

volkswagen

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

11
Adobe

adobe

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

12
Del Monte

del monte

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

13
Stella Artois

stella-artois

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

14
Pret a Manger

Pret a Manger

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

15
Miele

Miele

The right way to pronounce it: meal-uh.

16
Huawei 

huawei

The right way to pronounce it: wah-way.

17
Adidas

adidas flagship store

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

18
Renault

renault

The right way to pronounce it: ren-oh.

19
Chevrolet

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

20
TagHeur

Tag Heuer Image via Wikimedia Commons

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

21
Hublot

hublot Image via Wikimedia Commons

The right way to pronounce it: oo-blow.

22
Moschino

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

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

23
Hermès

Hermes Kelly purse

The right way to pronounce it: air-mez.

24
Sega

sega

The right way to pronounce it: see-gah.

25
Amazon

Amazon is one of Americas most admired companies to work for

The right way to pronounce it: ama-zun.

26
Lamborghini

Sotheby's

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

27
Van Heuseun

van heusen

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

28
Givenchy

givenchy

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

29
Benetton

benetton

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

30
Versace

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

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

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