For Americans, English pronunciation generally comes out as “JAG-wahr,” although in more Midwestern areas, the name devolves into the more teeth-gnashing “JAG-wire,” a pronunciation that most fans of the brand find genuinely cringeworthy.
Why is Jaguar pronounced jagwire?
In Spanish, jaguar is pronounced HAH-GWAHR. It’s like the Spanish word for water, “agua”. The ua dipthong sounds like “wah” so the word is pronounced AH-GWAH. The word jaguar originally comes from the Portuguese “jaguar,” circa 1600, which in turn came from from the old indigenous but now extinct Tupi word “Jaguara”.
How is 2020 pronounced?
The year 2020 will be “twenty-twenty,” and the year 2115 will be “twenty-one-fifteen.”
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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