You’ve been pronouncing these brand names you see in shopping mall WRONG this whole time

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Here are some brand names that we see in the shopping malls all the time. You might think that you have been pronouncing them correctly, but wait till you go through this list. Some even left our jaw dropped.


1) Jipangi

Ji-pan-gee? Originated from Korea, the correct pronunciation for this unique corn snack with soft serve should be: Ji-Pang-Ee

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Image Credit: www.avenuek.com.my

 

2) L’Occitane

Some of us might get this one right but surely not with 100% confidence. The correct French pronunciation for L’Occitane should be: Lox-See-Tahn

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Image Credit: www.elle.my

3) llao llao

The name of this frozen yogurt brand follows Spanish pronunciation, which means it should be pronounced as: Yao Yao. (not Lao Lao)

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Image Credit: www.midvalley.com.my

 

4) Auntie Anne’s

It’s 50-50 really for Auntie Anne’s. So is it Auntie Annie’s or Auntie Ann’s? Well, based on our finding, it should be pronounced as: Auntie-Ann’s. (not Annie).

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Image Credit: junetan84.blogspot.com

 

5) Kérastase

Ker-Ras-Taste? Not quite. In French, it should be pronounced as: Ker-A-Staz

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Image Credit: www.groupon.my

 

6) Schwarzkopf

Most of us wouldn’t even bother to pronounce Schwarzkopf, the famous hair products brand. Originated from German, it should be pronounced as: Shwarts-kawpf

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7) Zara

Now this one made our jaw dropped. Zara is pronounced as easy as Za-Ra we thought. But guess what? By the proper Spain origin, it should be pronounced as: Dzah-Dah

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Image Credit: www.aksam.com.tr

 

How many of these brand names have you been pronouncing correctly? Share with your friends and test them out.