10 Commonly Mispronounced Brand Names by Malaysians

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Well, not to worry, you will not be judged if you say any of these brand names ‘wrongly’.  As long as the majority of Malaysians understand what you’re trying to say, it is absolutely ‘okay-one’!


1) Porsche

Malaysians pronounced as: Porsh or Pour-share
Correct Pronunciation: Por-shuh

 

2) Montblanc

Malaysians pronounced as: Mon-Blank
Correction Pronunciation: Mon-Blonk

 

3) Peugeot

Malaysians pronounced as: Pia-Juet or Per-Juet
Correction Pronunciation: Pee-o-joe

 

4) Piaget

Malaysians pronounced as: Pia-Get
Correction Pronunciation: Pee-ah-jay

 

5) Hermès

Malaysians pronounced as: Hur-meez
Correct Pronunciation: Air-mehs

6) Guerlain

Malaysians pronounced as: Girl-Lian or Girl-Lane
Correct Pronunciation: Ger-lanh

 

7) Lanvin

Malaysians pronounced as: Land-Veen
Correct Pronunciation: Lahn-vahn

 

8) Shu Uemura

Malaysians pronounced as: Shoe-ee-moo-ra
Correct Pronunciation: Shoo-oo-eh-moo-rah

 

9) Givenchy

Malaysians pronounced as: Gee-ven-Chee
Correct Pronunciation: Gee-von-shee

10) Yves Saint Laurent

Malaysians pronounced as: Ves-Saint-Law-Ren
Correct Pronunciation: Eves-seng-lor-honh