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Brand names most commonly mispronounced

by IELTS

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. 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!

 

Adobe: Uh-doe-bee

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Adidas: Add-dee-dass

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Allianz: Ali-ahntz

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Amazon: Ama-zun

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Anna Sui: Ah-na swee

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Asus: A-seuss

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Audi: O-dee

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Aveda: Ah-vay-da

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Badgley Mischka: Badge-lee meesh-kah

 

Balenciaga: Bah-len-see-ah-gah

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Balmain: Bal-mah

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Benetton: Bene-tawn

 

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

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Buick: Byue-ik

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Burberry: bur-bur-ree

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Bvlgari: Buhl-guh-ree

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Chevrolet: Shev-ro-ley

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Chopard: Shop-arr

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Christian Dior: Kris-tyah dyohr

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Christian Loubotin: Kris-tyah loo-boo-tan

 

Del Monte: Del mon-tay

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Dolce & Gabbana: Dol-chey and gab-ana

 

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

 

Givenchy: Jhee-von-shee

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Godiva: Go-dee-vuh

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Gucci: Goo-chi

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Guerlain: Ger-lah

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Hermes: Air-mez

 

Hoegaarden: Hoo-garden

 

Huawei: Wah-way

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Hublot: Oo-blow

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Hyundai: Hun-day

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Ikea: Ih-kee-ah

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Jean Paul Gaultier: Zhon paul go-tee-ay

 

Lamborghini: Lambor-gee-nee

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Lancia: Lan-cha

 

Lanvin: Lanh-vahn

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Laphroiag: La-froyg

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Louis Vuitton: Loo-ee we-taahn

 

Mercedes-Benz: Mur-say-dees-bens

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Miele: Meal-uh

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Miu Miu: Mew mew

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Mont Blanc: Mon-blank

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Moschino: Mos-key-no

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Nike: Nigh-key

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Nutella: New-tell-uh

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Peugeot: Poo-zho

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Piaget: Pee-ah-jay

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Pierre Cardin: Pee-air car-dohn

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Porsche: Porshaa

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Renault: Re-no

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

 

Samsung: Sam-song

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Schwarzkopf: Shwartz-kof

 

Sega: See-ga

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Shu Uemura: Shoe-oo eh-moo-rah

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Sriracha: See-rotch-ah

 

Stella Artois: Steh-la arr-twa

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Tag Heuer: Tag-hoy-yer

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Versace: Vur-sah-chay

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Volkswagen: Foaks-vaa-gun

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Yves Saint Laurent: Eve-sanh la-rahn

 

Zara: Dzah-dah

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