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Do YOU pronounce these brands INCORRECTLY? 😱 Adobe Huawei Rolex Casio Samsung Miele Ikea

Do YOU pronounce these brands INCORRECTLY? 😱 Adobe Huawei Rolex Casio Samsung Miele Ikea


(upbeat electronic music) – Hello everyone and welcome
back to English with Lucy. Today I’m going to talk to
you about 11 everyday brands that you might have been
pronouncing incorrectly. Oh the horror. Oh the shock. Let’s get started. I’d quickly like to thank
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be pronouncing incorrectly is this one. Now it’s a Chinese brand and
I’ve heard lots of variations but it should be Huawei. Huawei. There are lots of articles floating around saying it should be Huawei or Huawei but it should be Huawei. Huawei. One billion people are probably
laughing at me right now. The next one, I’m sure
you’ve heard of this brand. It should be pronounced Adobe. Adobe. However, I’ve heard many variations especially with the magic
e on the end, Adobe. Adobe. Adobe. Honestly, Adobe’s kind of cool. They should consider a rebrand. The next one, the Swedish furniture giant. It should be pronounced Ikea. Ikea. However in England we call it Ikea. The next one, if you’re really posh you have a washing machine and
a dishwasher from this brand. It’s a German brand. It’s the founder’s surname and it should be pronounced Miele, Miele. Not Miele or Miele as I’ve been saying it. The next one, that gorgeous watch brand. It should be Tag Heuer. Tag Heuer. The next one, another German brand. It should be Bosch. Bosch. The next one number seven, I have very happy memories of
playing these games as a kid. It’s a Japanese brand
and it should be Sega. Sega. I always thought it was Sega. Wrong. The next brand, this one
definitely shocked me. It should be pronounced Asus. Asus. Not Asus. Asus. The next one, a Korean brand, one of Apple’s biggest competitors. It should be pronounced Samsung. Samsung not Samsung as we pronounce it in Britain. The next one, a Japanese brand. This one is named after the founder and it should be Casio. Casio. But most people do pronounce it Casio. And then the last one,
another watch brand. This is a French brand. And in Britain we pronounce it Rolex. Rolex. But it should be Rolex. Rolex. I’m terrible at that French r. Right, that’s it for today’s lesson. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you learned something. Don’t forget to sign up for Skillshare. The link is in the description box. And don’t forget to connect with me on all of my social media. I’ve got my Facebook,
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  2. I' am Greek living in the UK and it seems that we Greeks pronounce everything the correct way, but being here I had to be understood and I pronounce them like the British do. But only when I speak to British. Also all the french brands here are butchered! hahahaha

  3. nearly everyone I’ve ever met pronounce ‘nougat’ wrong. They pronounce it as ‘nugget’ when it is originally french so should be pronounced with an ‘oo’ sound so spelt frenetically it would be ‘noogar’ as it has a silent ‘t’ and the ‘e’ is an ‘ar’ sound. Sorry just needed to get that off my chest 😂

  4. 3:58 good r for German and probably french too. It must be very difficult for English native speakers to pronounce this r.

  5. I did not understand 'would like or would rather' do you have a video about those Lucy ? 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🤲🏻

  6. Rolex is originally from uk and now Swiss definitely not French haha however you pronounce Rolex like an Israeli

  7. I confess I slaughter McAfee and Givenchy. And it drives me nuts when people say "nike" for Nike instead of Nigh-kee.

    Amercans says I-kee-uh (IKEA) too. LO

  8. No offence, I know the accurate pronunciation of "Adobe", but it is just killing me every time when I pronounce it😂,since in Chinese it really sounds like "A 逗比(a funny idiot)"…😂😂😂😂😂

  9. Here is an interesting one : ASICS, best known for running shoes and other sports cloathing…
    How to pronounce the acronym of latin "anima sana in corpore sano", used by a Japanese company, selling in an English dominated market?

  10. I cannot completely agree with you here.. should we pronounce foreign brands as they were supposed to be pronunciarse in the original language? If so, why they don't make some kind of "official translation" of the brands. I think it should be up to each one pronounce them "as they are written" or use the "real" pronunciation

  11. Other than ikea…I've never heard anyone saying the others wrong. I've heard huawei like huavei a couple of times ( the way you say "very" but without the r ). But not oogway or how you said. Most people who pronounce them wrong are probably english speakers, because english doesn't really make a lot of sense when you are pronouncing words, so they are already confused.

  12. The video is only 4:46 and you spent 1:30 on a commercial and call it quickly. Apparently, quickly has a different meaning in Britain than it does in the USA.

  13. Dear Lucy, Miele used to be an Italian brand.
    Even if now it is German, the name should still be read in Italian.
    By the way, I love your videos.

  14. I was hoping you'll put Porsche and Mercedes here. My ears are bleeding every time when I hear English native saying "POrSH"

  15. Wrong about SEGA it's English, short for Service Games. Started in the US originally was then moved to Japan. The correct pronunciation can be heard when you start

  16. If my nativeness (is that a word?? let's make it one) in Dutch (somewhat related to german) doesn't leave me hanging here. Bosch is pronounced with a deeper 'o' than in this video. It's not really an 'ah' but more like the o in corn.
    Also the European rolling R was better than I've heard from alot of Brits, don't downplay that. It's really hard to do for English speakers so getting that close is impressive.

  17. I worked in phone sales for many years and every single Huawei rep I have EVER met pronounces it (And actively encourages/writes out the pronunciation) as "Wah-Wey". Like its literally the first thing they write on a board when they train you… Either you're wrong or everyone I've met that works for the company is… :'D

  18. Hi I work for the Mirror in the UK. We were hoping to use this video on our site. We were just wondering if you'd give us permission to do that? We'd of course credit you in the video. Might be some good promotion for you as well! Thanks.

  19. That’s not how you pronounce IKEA, the English version sounds better than your version. The swedes say It like so ‘E-Key-A’

  20. Hi! Hola! Fui este verano a Inglaterra y cuando tuve que hablar con el oficial de aduanas me di cuenta que pronuncie mal, entre otras cosas, The Beatles así que tuve que decir sus nombres John, Paul, George and Ringo. Me sentí un poco avergonzado ya que soy muy fanático de los Beatles y me pregunta sería la siguiente: hay varias formas de pronunciar los beatles y cuales otros bandas estoy pronunciando mal. Muchas gracias y saludos cordiales.

  21. For start i wanna say Your videos are so good..I Like to watch your videos Just because of you…Your are so beautiful dear

  22. A brand name that is pronounced differently in America than it is in England – Hyundai. We Americans don't enunciate the "Y." We pronounce it as Hun-Day. Whereas you Brits do enunciate that "Y." The first time I heard the British pronunciation, High-Un-Day, I had no idea that y'all were talking about the Korean brand. Is it possible that both countries pronounce it wrong?

  23. I’m swedish and your pronunciation of Ikea wasn’t super accurate. There shouldn’t be any ’y’ sound. But you did a lot better than many other people at least haha

  24. I am from Poland and I have no idea how else could you pronounce "Bosh" 😛
    And also – French people don't always say the "proper" French "r", so saying "Rolex" with "normal" R is completely correct. At least that's what I was told by my French teacher 😉

  25. Your French R is impressively accurate given you have English as your mother tongue. 😺 (I'm French Quebecer)

  26. Rolex is a French brand?!)
    After that, you don’t like comments, when people criticize you and pointing on your incompetence?!
    You just a person, who uploads videos and getting the information from other people. You are not a teacher, not English teacher!
    Go ahead, there’s many in internet, who make people think “Inlearn something new”
    The best education you wanna get guys, go back to school or get info from official accredited websites, not from bloggers.

  27. I disagree on the Ikea one. The actual English advertising for Ikea in Canada has been known to use "eye-key-uh". Seems like that makes "eye-key-uh" officially correct, yes? I mean, if the company itself says it that way….

  28. There are a couple things that are wrong with this video.

    1. Huawei has been confirmed to be pronounced “Wah-way” by the company itself, and you can’t disagree with them.

    2. Sega is pronounced “Say-guh.” You probably got mixed up because it’s pronounced differently in places across the world. For example, in places like Italy and Australia, they say “See-guh.”

    3. Samsung is pronounced “Sam-sung,” not “Sam-song.” I don’t really have a solid explanation for why people can get this mixed up, but I think it has something to do with accents.

  29. Nobody can speak the brand from East Asian Continent right because the pinyin system is not same as English or other languages.

  30. At 3:48 you say that Rolex is a French brand, but I get this from Wikipedia: "Rolex SA (/ˈroʊlɛks/) is a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer based in Geneva, Switzerland.[3] Originally founded as Wilsdorf and Davis by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis in London, England in 1905, the company registered Rolex as the brand name of its watches in 1908 and became Rolex Watch Co. Ltd. in 1915.[4][5][6][7] After World War I, the company moved its base of operations to Geneva, Switzerland in order to avoid heavy taxation from a recovering post-war Britain, and in 1920 Hans Wilsdorf registered Montres Rolex SA in Geneva as the new company name which eventually became Rolex SA in later years.[3][5][8][9] Since 1960, the company has been owned by the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, a private family trust.[6][10][11]." As you see, there is no mention of France.

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