Brand names most commonly mispronounced

by IELTS Australasia — June 7th, 2017

From Adobe to Zara, we’re here to help you with our list of brand names that you may be pronouncing incorrectly. There is no end to education, let’s make it fun!

We’re glad that you found our post on 50 most commonly mispronounced words useful. Due to popular demand, we’ll be extending this to a series, covering different categories ranging from food to countries. This month, we’re going with brand names!

Some brand names are easier to pronounce than others and most of us have probably mispronounced one brand name or another at some point. Language is tricky, everything sounds right in your head until you say it out loud and get funny looks.

There is a fix, and that is to know the words yourself.

Adobe: Uh-doe-bee

A post shared by Adobe (@adobe) on May 6, 2014 at 11:58am PDT

 

Adidas: Add-dee-dass

A post shared by adidas (@adidas) on Apr 15, 2017 at 8:06am PDT

Allianz: Ali-ahntz

A post shared by Allianz (@allianz) on Jun 27, 2017 at 5:30am PDT

Amazon: Ama-zun

A post shared by Amazon (@amazon) on Sep 7, 2016 at 10:27am PDT

 

Anna Sui: Ah-na swee

A post shared by Anna Sui (@annasui) on Mar 18, 2017 at 2:45pm PDT

 

Asus: A-seuss

A post shared by ASUS (@asus) on Dec 26, 2016 at 6:21am PST

 

Audi: O-dee

A post shared by Audi (@audi) on Jul 5, 2016 at 12:26pm PDT

 

Aveda: Ah-vay-da

A post shared by Aveda (@aveda) on May 26, 2017 at 7:04am PDT

 

Badgley Mischka: Badge-lee meesh-kah

 

Balenciaga: Bah-len-see-ah-gah

A post shared by Balenciaga (@balenciaga) on Mar 14, 2017 at 6:08am PDT

 

Balmain: Bal-mah

A post shared by BALMAIN (@balmain) on Jan 10, 2017 at 7:16am PST

 

Benetton: Bene-tawn

BMW: Bee-em-vee (the real German pronunciation)

A post shared by BMW (@bmw) on May 16, 2017 at 1:13pm PDT

 

Buick: Byue-ik

A post shared by Buick (@buickusa) on Jun 2, 2017 at 3:37pm PDT

 

Burberry: bur-bur-ree

A post shared by Burberry (@burberry) on Mar 28, 2017 at 9:42am PDT

 

Bvlgari: Buhl-guh-ree

A post shared by BVLGARI (@bulgariofficial) on Apr 27, 2017 at 12:00pm PDT

 

Chevrolet: Shev-ro-ley

A post shared by chevrolet (@chevrolet) on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:59am PST

 

Chopard: Shop-arr

A post shared by Chopard Official (@chopard) on May 19, 2017 at 3:44pm PDT

 

Christian Dior: Kris-tyah dyohr

A post shared by Dior Official (@dior) on May 4, 2017 at 3:12am PDT

 

Christian Loubotin: Kris-tyah loo-boo-tan

 

Del Monte: Del mon-tay

A post shared by Del Monte (@delmonte) on Jun 24, 2016 at 1:37pm PDT

 

Dolce & Gabbana: Dol-chey and gab-ana

 

Ermenegildo Zegna: Er-men-a-geel-do zane-ya

 

Givenchy: Jhee-von-shee

A post shared by GIVENCHY (@givenchyofficial) on Apr 19, 2017 at 2:03am PDT

 

Godiva: Go-dee-vuh

A post shared by GODIVA (@godiva) on Apr 22, 2017 at 2:28pm PDT

 

Gucci: Goo-chi

A post shared by Gucci (@gucci) on Jun 3, 2017 at 6:21am PDT

 

Guerlain: Ger-lah

A post shared by Guerlain (@guerlain) on May 28, 2017 at 3:12am PDT

 

Hermes: Air-mez

 

Hoegaarden: Hoo-garden

 

Huawei: Wah-way

 

Hublot: Oo-blow

A post shared by Hublot (@hublot) on Jun 4, 2017 at 7:28am PDT

 

Hyundai: Hun-day

 

Ikea: Ih-kee-ah

A post shared by IKEA USA (@ikeausa) on Jan 16, 2017 at 9:01am PST

 

Jean Paul Gaultier: Zhon paul go-tee-ay

 

Lamborghini: Lambor-gee-nee

A post shared by Lamborghini (@lamborghini) on May 23, 2017 at 9:49am PDT

 

Lancia: Lan-cha

 

Lanvin: Lanh-vahn

A post shared by LANVIN (@lanvinofficial) on Apr 13, 2017 at 8:26am PDT

 

Laphroiag: La-froyg

A post shared by Laphroaig (@laphroaig) on Apr 28, 2017 at 12:10pm PDT

 

Louis Vuitton: Loo-ee we-taahn

 

Mercedes-Benz: Mur-say-dees-bens

 

Miele: Meal-uh

A post shared by Miele (@miele_com) on May 26, 2017 at 1:55am PDT

 

Miu Miu: Mew mew

A post shared by Miu Miu (@miumiu) on May 19, 2017 at 2:06am PDT

 

Mont Blanc: Mon-blank

A post shared by Montblanc (@montblanc) on Feb 6, 2017 at 8:20am PST

 

Moschino: Mos-key-no

A post shared by Moschino (@moschino) on May 28, 2017 at 3:05pm PDT

 

Nike: Nigh-key

A post shared by nike (@nike) on Jan 29, 2017 at 4:20am PST

 

Nutella: New-tell-uh

A post shared by Nutella (@nutella) on May 5, 2017 at 5:45am PDT

 

Peugeot: Poo-zho

A post shared by Peugeot (@peugeot) on May 18, 2017 at 8:47am PDT

 

Piaget: Pee-ah-jay

A post shared by Piaget (@piaget) on Mar 21, 2017 at 8:00am PDT

 

Pierre Cardin: Pee-air car-dohn

 

Porsche: Porshaa

A post shared by Porsche (@porsche) on Jan 28, 2017 at 12:44pm PST

 

Renault: Re-no

A post shared by Renault (@renault) on Jun 2, 2017 at 9:13am PDT

 

Salvatore Ferragamo: Sal-vah-tor-re fer-ra-gah-moh

 

Samsung: Sam-song

 

Schwarzkopf: Shwartz-kof

 

Sega: See-ga

A post shared by SEGA (@sega) on Jul 1, 2016 at 7:35pm PDT

 

Shu Uemura: Shoe-oo eh-moo-rah

A post shared by shu uemura (@shuuemura) on May 31, 2017 at 8:00pm PDT

 

Sriracha: See-rotch-ah

 

Stella Artois: Steh-la arr-twa

 

Tag Heuer: Tag-hoy-yer

A post shared by TAG Heuer (@tagheuer) on Jun 4, 2017 at 3:04am PDT

 

Versace: Vur-sah-chay

A post shared by VERSACE (@versace_official) on Jun 1, 2017 at 12:52am PDT

 

Volkswagen: Foaks-vaa-gun

A post shared by Volkswagen (@volkswagen) on May 26, 2017 at 12:55am PDT

 

Yves Saint Laurent: Eve-sanh la-rahn

A post shared by SAINT LAURENT (@ysl) on Aug 17, 2017 at 10:59am PDT

Zara: Dzah-dah

A post shared by ZARA Official (@zara) on Oct 11, 2016 at 1:30am PDT

Source: Instagram; Wikipedia; news.com.au

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