Brand names most commonly mispronounced

by IDP IELTS — 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

A post shared by Huawei Mobile (@huaweimobile) on Mar 30, 2017 at 9:25am PDT


Hublot: Oo-blow

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


Hyundai: Hun-day

A post shared by Hyundai Australia (@hyundaiaus) on Feb 27, 2017 at 6:51pm PST


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

A post shared by Mercedes-Benz (@mercedesbenz) on Jun 3, 2017 at 4:27am PDT


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

A post shared by Pierre Cardin (@pierrecardintr) on May 23, 2017 at 9:08am PDT


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

A post shared by Samsung Mobile (@samsungmobile) on Mar 17, 2017 at 5:01am PDT


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

A post shared by Stella Artois (@stellaartois) on Apr 11, 2017 at 1:20pm PDT


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;

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