The full name, Bayerische Motoren Werke – or Bavarian Motor Works – is a bit of a mouthful after all (➜ Read more: The BMW name and its history). And, as the above would indicate, it is German – Bavaria is a state in the south of Germany – the initials just happen to be the same in English.
How is Bayerische Motoren Werke GmbH pronounced?
Well, BMW decided to make things crystal clear and created a two-second video with the correct pronunciation. It goes like this: Bee-Ehm-Wie.
How is Porsche pronounced?
In the proper pronunciation, “Porsche” is actually a two-syllable word. So it is really pronounced like “Por-shuh.” The team at Hendrick Porsche is happy to help you with all of your Porsche questions, including how to say it!
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Is the e silent in Porsche?
While the Porsche is thought to be pronounced “Porsch,” with a silent “e” at the end. This pronunciation is incorrect. “Porsche” is actually a two-syllable word with a stressed vowel on the “e” with German pronunciation.
How do you pronounce GIF?
“It’s pronounced JIF, not GIF.” Just like the peanut butter. “The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations,” Wilhite told The New York Times. “They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.
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How do German people say Porsche?
But for the other German luxury car brand that Americans often mispronounce, there is no such ambiguity — Porsche is a two-syllable word. It’s “PORE-shuh,” rhymes with Marsha … sort of. Related: How Do You Pronounce Audi Properly?
Do you say Porsche or Porsche?
The correct way to pronounce “Porsche” is actually as a two-syllable word: “Por-shuh.”
Why do people pronounce Porsche Porsche?
English speakers tend to pronounce Porsche either as Porsh (common in the U.S.) or as Porsh-uh. Those who pronounce it as Porsh usually do so because the ending e is typically silent in English words. Those who pronounce it as Porsh-uh do so because: that is what they’ve heard from others.
How do u say Audi?
The proper pronunciation of the brand’s name is indeed “Ow-dee,” say the brand’s own representatives. “Audi means ‘listen’ in Latin, and loosely translates in German to ‘horch,’ which is of course a nod to the original founder, August Horch,” said Loren Angelo, vice president of marketing, Audi of America.
Is Audi a German car?
AUDI AG is a German company that produces cars under the Audi brand. It is part of the Volkswagen Group. The name Audi is based on a Latin translation of the surname of the founder August Horch, itself the German word for “listen!” Audi is headquartered in Ingolstadt, Germany.
How do you pronounce Lidl?
German global supermarket chain should be pronounced lee-dil in German and lih-dil in the UK.
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