Y98 LISTENERS: Our contest line has changed! Missouri – (314) 531-9898 | Illinois – (618) 397-9898

Here are a few brand names we actually mispronounce in America.

Someone posted a list of a bunch of company names that Americans don’t pronounce right. We’d already seen a lot of them before, but here are five you might not know about…

1. IKEA. We say “EYE-kee-uh,” but in Sweden where it’s based, they say “EE-kee-uh.” No one will know what you’re talking about if you say it like that here though.

2. Nutella. A lot of people say “NUH-tell-uh,” so the beginning sounds like the word “nut.” But the right way to say it is “NEW-tell-uh.”

3. The car brand Hyundai. A lot of people say “hun-DIE,” or make it three syllables . . . “HY-un-day.” But it’s really just, “hun-day.” Also, a lot of people say “porsh,” but it’s really two syllables . . . “POR-shuh.”

4. The German beer Hoegaarden. Germans say it, “WHO-garden,” not “HOE-garden.”

5. Samsung. In South Korea where it’s based, they say “sam-SONG.”

Click Here to see more.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From Y98

In Case You Missed It
Y98 Instagram

Listen Live