12 Brands YOU pronounce INCORRECTLY

12 Brands YOU pronounce INCORRECTLY


Music Hello everyone and welcome back to English with Lucy you’ve read the title. Today, I am going to tell you 10 faction designer the names that you, yes you, pronouncing incorrectly. And I bet, you come here like, oh yeah, let’s see, let’s see, what a British Girl! with missing finger nails is gonna accuse me of. Wow, you might surprise this sound because I surprise myself. What did we said in this video. I am by no means a faction expert I am, however, extremely interested in pronounciation. And I know a lot of, you guys, are as well sound like you know, like you’re talking about. So A lot of you will be here, because you want to improve English speaking and pronounciation and sound that you want to be more professional . When talking about these brands. If you like take your English a step further, then I really really recommend “Audible” . When I come to improving the pronounciation and sometimes reading just isn’t enough, but listening audiobooks really shows you how each word is pronounced. So there is the link in the description box, you can click on it and you can sign up for 30 days for free trial and free audiobook. I’ve got some recommendations in there for audiobooks, read with a British English Accent and also an American English Accent as well. You can choose whichever is more relevant for you. That’ve been said. Let’s get started with this video. Now, the first one is this one, Hermés. Heyyy… What a Gorgeous brand, and I always always wanted one of their fancy belts. I’ve never been able to justify one those. This one, I used to pronounce that “HƠ-MEI-S”. But upon doing my research, I found out that It should be pronounced, “E-MES”, “E-MES”. “E-MES” Not because it’s a French designer and the “H” is silent. The next one,”ADIDAS” this one, oh my god, I’ve heard so many variations for the pronounciation. And this brand I’ll give you a clue, the founder of the brand which is called “Adolph Dassler” “Adolph Dassler” And nick name was “A-DI” So brand is an fusion of his nick name and his surname. his nick name-ADI, and his surname is DAS=>ADIDAS. I sometimes hear /a’dides/ or /adi’das/ or /a’di’das/ But yeah, it should be /’adidas/. The next one, another French one, one I am likely to butcher It is what I would originally called “BALMAN”. But it should actually be pronouced /Bou mân/, /Bou mân/ The Frenchies don’t like pronouncing the end the “N” of words. /Bou-ma/, /Bou-ma/. I think I need a France lesson. Then we have this one, “LOEWE”. Like many of you, I imagine, I looked at this and I thought /LOU/ I thought it was gonna be called /LOU/. But it’s not It’s the Spanish brand and that “W” is actually pronounced “V” So it is /LU-E-VI/ , /LU-‘E-VI/, /LU-E-‘VI/, /LU-E-VI/. That’s a sexy word. The next one “MOCHINO”. It is not /MƠ-SHI-NOU/ It is not /MƠ-SHI-NOU/. It is actually pronounced /MÔ-SKI:-NOU/ , /MÔ-SKI:-NOU/. which is, because, it is an Italian brand and anything with “SCH”, I say “SKI:”, “SKI:”, /MÔ-SKI:-NOU/. There are something on my floor, “VERSACE”. It’s /VỜ-SÁ-SI/ Actually, it’s not a /VỜ-SÁ-SI/. It is an Italian word and it should be /VỜ-SHÁ-SI/ /VỜ-SHÁ-SI/ The next one “NIKE”. It’s not /NAIK/. It is /NAI-KÌ/ The next one is “THIERRY MUGLER”. And it’s more /THÌ-E-LÝ MU-G-LỜ/. We will so have “SAINT LAURENT”. Instead of /SAN-LO-RONG/…/SA-LO/ /SA-LOW-ONT/. Now the difficulty with this is the French “R” The French “R” sounds which is the /HƠ/,/HƠ/, from the back and I find very difficult to produce. We also have one that is a really really common limit pronounce in the UK. And the reason we know we mispronounce it, it’s because the phrase word that is in French. And it should be “RALPH LAUREN”=>/ROU-‘FLO-RANT/. But we for some reason pronounce it /ROU-‘FLO-RENT/ Another difficult one is “GIVENCHY”. /GI-VONG-SHI/. Oh, that is a tongue twister. Now, the next one, it’s not a fashion brand. But it is a luxury item. And it is “PORSCHE”. We would call in the UK /’PO:-SH/ But it is actually called with 2 syllable, it should be /’PU-SHO/. And I test with my boyfriend, who’s really into cars and he said /’PO-SH/ as well. When it should be /’PO-SHO/. So yeah, really common mistake. But bear that on in mind. That’s it for today video, I hope you like it and I hope you learn something. Don’t forget to connect with me on all of my social media. I’ve got m Facebook, I’ve got my Instagram and I’ve got my Twitter an I see you soon for another lesson. Moahhhhhhh Music.

100 thoughts on “12 Brands YOU pronounce INCORRECTLY

  1. Aaaarrrgh! Loewe is NOT Spanish! It is a German brand! And it’s pronounced [ˈløːvə], not [loˈeve] or anything like that!

  2. These are names and most of the nouns we pronounce are either wrong or difficult but it is still ok. Try pronouncing " Tiruchirappalli", a place from south India.

  3. It's not incorrect. like in English there's no need to call someone's with French accent if their name is French. It would be incorrect only if you're in France. In my opinion the only one which is wrong is porsche because that e at the end shouldn't be dropped and it's not an English word and does not follow English rules of dropping the 'e' at the end of words.

  4. By the way you should write Hermès, instead of Hermés (otherwise the pronunciation would be different)

  5. In spanish the "W" isn't pronounced like a "V", it is pronounced like a "W".
    P.S.: You repeated Porsche.

  6. lmao english speaking people always butcher foreign brand names…Europeans seem to get them right naturally

  7. This video is making me question everything I thought I knew 🙁

    Niké, Moschino, & Versace were the only ones I wasn’t butchering

  8. Wow, when Lucy switches to spanish or italian pronunciation she does it so well that she totally sounds like a different person.

  9. I found french so frustrating to learn with the difficulties of its own pronunciation. Such a shame cause it’s a beautiful language

  10. I know you got the last one wrong but that the thing a lot we do say wrong but like porsche my grandad use to work as sercurity guard at most people know how to say it but to say porsh is a short way saying it like Samantha and sam.

  11. Damn, if you pronounce Adidas in Chinese, it sounds more accurate than the English pronunciation 😅😅😅

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