52 Luxury Car, Watch & Fashion Brand Names You’re Mispronouncing – German, French, Italian…

52 Luxury Car, Watch & Fashion Brand Names You’re Mispronouncing – German, French, Italian…


Welcome back to the gentleman’s Gazette in today’s video We’ll discuss 52 commonly mispronounced names from the car Fashion and luxury industry and of course how to pronounce them properly Brands dominate the car watch luxury and fashion industry however Sometimes in conversation when they come up people are not sure how to pronounce them and you hear all kinds of variations often the reason is that the country’s Origin is not the country you’re from and so it all gets tangled up that stirs up the question Should you pronounce something in the original way? It was meant to be said or you adapted to your local surroundings The reality is no matter how you say it people will judge you for it If you say catchy instead of Cartier some people may look at you as an arrogant prick on the other hand if you say Cartier instead of khaki People may think of you as a peasant so often really the choice what to say is yours and it may even depend on the situation you’re in but It never hurts to know the proper pronunciation of a brand name So without further ado here the brand’s you may be mispronouncing Audemars Piguet It’s a watch friend and it has a soft G automatic PG next up voom MSE It’s not Baume & Mercier. It’s boom MLC The ampersand is a because it’s French and it’s very soft It’s a mid-range watch brand, but it’s always good to pronounce it boom. Merci next up the fashion house Balenciaga it used to be spanish valente Agha with a th but today it’s French owned and they prefer to say Balenciaga, you’ve also probably heard of the leggy. It’s not break wet. Its braggy then there is shopper shopper is without the deity and it’s not shop hard or Choppered it’s schiappa. Then there is a Cartier Cartier not Cartier the R comes from the back of your throat, which is typical French That’s Kathy Kathy. Next up is Shanna. It’s CH a and e l Yes, it sounds simple But when you go to China, you’ll see a lot of shirts saying channel number five with a double end in my opinion There’s not many things as embarrassing as wearing fake brand-name shirts that are spelled incorrectly And our famous French luxury brand is Christian Dior such Christian Dior. It’s Christian Dior Again, that soft R in the end. Not the American R then there’s comme des Garcons which means as much as like boys and It has that little hook at the bottom of the sea but you just say comme des Garcons comme des Garcons next up the champagne brand don’t perineum and If you want to learn what a Dom Perignon champagne is worth it or not. Please check out this video here Again, don’t perineum. Another fashion house is fashionable Fashionable. It’s pronounced fashionable that a really great brand is go. Yeah, it runs good. Yeah without the D at the end It’s not to go hard. Next up is John Franco ferry? It has an axle on the E which sometimes people think it may be French But it’s Italian and the are here are pronounced at the front of your tongue So, it’s John Franco Ferry John Franco Ferry now I’m back to French is called Givenchy Givenchy Givenchy It’s all more difficult because you have to G and the C and it’s pronounced Givenchy Givenchy Givenchy probably one of the most well known luxury brands is a mess It has an age in the beginning but in French usually that’s silent. So it’s not Hermes or LMS It’s ms. The name originally stems from Greek mythology But today it’s more synonymous with this French luxury brand the next brand. Is you blue It’s not who blush or Hublot it’s you blue again silent H brand with great French tailoring tradition is long than It’s not Lanvin as you might think it’s long then again pronounced lomba Lanvin brand that produces really great soaps is L’Occitane, it’s very confusing because you have to seize in a row, which is not something you’re typically seen English language. So it’s called L’Occitane L’Occitane next up is long gene. It’s not long jeans or on jeans is long gene long gene, very similar brand is not shown long shot Long shot. It’s not long champ. It is long shown next up. It’s probably one of the most popular brands out there. It’s Louie Vito Do we we talk it’s almost like an umlaut in German under you. So it’s Louie Vuitton Louie we don’t together, it’s Louie Vuitton. The next brand is the most famous Champagne house in the world and It’s consists of two words. It’s a boy without a tee and shondo however, when you pronounce them in a row It’s called wet a Shanda you say that he because there’s the a in the middle and so it’s wet say shondo Wet – oh no What a Shanda the next brand is known hurry down jackets and winter gear and it’s often mispronounced as Mon clay However, the correct pronunciation is more clear more clear again More clear. The next print is a subsidiary of Prada, which is Italian, but it’s more spelled French its Miu Miu Miu Miu if you’re into watches, you’ve likely heard of Phe Phe it’s a pure jet you don’t he’ll dirty Piaget probably popular lager beer from Belgian is Stella Artois, it’s not Stella. Our toys. It’s Stella Artois, Stella Artois never famous luxury watch brand is Vacheron Constantin Bashful constant an so hard because you have the whole stone ten But it’s washable constant time This brand is famous for their swim gear and it’s called veal breakin veal breakin Not villa breaking its pimp lickin will become Villarrica, he’s probably well most famous designers in the world and his name is Eve Sullivan. Eve-san. Oh ho Sometimes it’s also abbreviated to YSL, which is a lot easier now enough with all those French names Let’s move on to the German sounding once I’m originally from Germany and most Americans prance all these brand names wrong all the time so Here is how to pronounce them originally First up is the famous German election watch brand our longing and zuny a lot of time people say are long and zoom which is wrong because they assume it’s a French name, but it is German so it’s aa long a and Zune Zune It’s an email out. Ooh. Zooni. Next up is adidas. It’s not adidas. It also doesn’t mean all day I dream about sports instead It’s a brand was founded by adolphe hustler and his nickname was Adi Adi Dassler became a ddos as a sidenote The brain was founded in the small Bavarian town Hetsig and Allah and his brother who got the slur founded another sportswear brand, which is called Puma It’s not puma. It’s puma It’s just ironic that two iconic sportswear brands or iconic shoe brands come from the same podunk Germantown head Sigonella now famous mid market watch brand is tightening. It’s not brightly. It’s writing The Germans similar to the French have the heart that comes from the back and just say titling. This front is most well known for Aspirin and most people in the u.s. Call it Bayer. However, it’s called bhaiyya simply by which in German has another meaning which is a Bavarian again It’s pronounced by ax the next print is one of the most commonly Mispronounced one in the US and it always hurts my ears It goes all the way from Porsche or Porsche. But in fact, it’s called Pasha Pasha Faerieland Pasha, he was the founder Pasha Pasha not Porsche or Porsche but Pasha Pasha really famous men’s fashion brand is Hugo Boss in the u.s. Often times is called Hugo Boss, but the proper pronunciation is Hugo Boss The brand is actually German and was followed by its names Hugo Boss the company became really big when they Manufactured World War two uniforms for German military. Next up is one of the most famous German car companies met siddhis Benz yes, it has a – and Although the name Marisa des is Spanish in German. It is called mad sadist Vince so how did the German car company come up with his name the company originally consisted of Daimler and Vince as well as their chief engineer Maya, it’s called Maya with a Maybach not my buck email Hellenic a successful businessman had heard about the company. He visited them He bought a car he liked it and he kept ordering more and decided to become a car dealer however, he wasn’t happy with the performance and wanted to tune the cars and race them and so he did and very Successfully his daughter’s name was Matt cedis. And so he named his cars Mercedes It’s a bit similar to AMG which is kind of a tuner for Mercedes cars. And by the way, AMG in German is called AMG So yell neck was very demanding and Daimler was annoyed by him, but Maya thought he had good ideas And so they worked together on performance cars And so they had a thirty five horsepower performance car in 1903 That won all the races it started in and so Hellenic trademarked the name Matt Serra’s in 1902 Later on it became Matt’s ADA’s Vince and it has remained the name ever since next up is a German high-end brand for vacuum cleaners and Kitchen appliances. It’s called Mila not me lay on me El it’s Mila. If your entry hair products, you might have heard of Schwarzkopf, which means as much as black head It’s a famous German brand for hair products again, Schwarzkopf Schwarzkopf another watch friend with a German surname is tak Hoya. It’s not a tag heuer or tag. Heuer It’s tak Jolla. So how is this one pronounced? You guessed it VW? No, not quite in German It’s called Southie which stands for folks Bagon. It means as much as people’s wagon and the company was founded on May 28th in 1937 in the newly from town of Wolf’s pork Which was just built to build cars of the fall the brand the first and likely most famous car of Hobby is deck Ephah which means as much as the beetle now The beetle was designed by Pasha who you know is the other famous German car brand which is more focused on race cars the Volkswagen was supposed to be the people wagon that was affordable and reliable If you’re into cooking and good knives, you’ve probably come across those two brands one. It’s called first Hope a model maker is called Mustafa, but it’s actually called Gustav Gustav it’s it’s the umlaut Gustav Gustav, again Gustav, the next brand is called filling your Tankards is not willing or swilling or handholds it’s spilling like with a TS spilling your Hanket’s alright now it’s time for other sounding brand names. First of all Alfa Romeo its Alfa Romeo Again, it’s an Italian name. So use the R in the front and it’s not Alfa Romeo its Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo a famous cloth producer is Charity, it starts with a c but it’s called charity. It’s not Saru D or C Rudy. It’s charity I quite an experiment was originally a cloth Weber. But today they also produce men’s clothing. It’s Ermenegildo Zegna Ermenegildo Zegna, it’s a soft G and you don’t say the Z very hard so it’s Ermenegildo Zegna Xenia now, this one seems easy and most people in USA. It’s a Ferrari They use the American are in Italy they say Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari the use that are in the front roll with your time roughly the same area around Bologna is Lamborghini Lamborghini it’s not Lamborghini or Lamborghini, it’s Lamborghini. Another coffee bird is now very well known for their cashmere to their products. Is, Loro Piana Loro Piana, next up is a luxury car and many people here called Maserati However, it’s called Maserati Maserati Maserati. It’s not oh it’s a and it’s air Maserati next up is an Italian fashion brand, which is called most genome most gene. It’s not mushy No, it’s most gene the next one seems like why simple most Americans called Prada? However, it’s called Prada Prada Prada again rolled are on your tongue The next one has been subject of discussion for a while Some called Ralph Lorraine others called Ralph Lauren The company says the proper way to pronounce it is Ralph Lauren like the name Lauren Ralph Lauren Ironically the founder is only known as Ralph Lauren. However, his real name was Ralph Lipschitz, which I gave it to him He’s not very marketable and he did well by choosing a different More American sounding name last but not least. There’s another Italian cloth weaver by the name of Batali barbarous canonical Vitale barbarous canonical oftentimes abbreviated to BBC it’s simply easier to say if you enjoyed this video you probably will also enjoy our 22 most commonly mispronounced words here in today’s video very combination of a single breasted jacket in a green fabric Which is part of a suit and pairing it with a houndstooth pair of pants in black and white Combined with a white French cuff shirts and double cuffs I have a hideous wah knit tie in rust orange, which is from Fort Belvedere Which you can find in our shop just like the cufflinks which are round tiger’s eye with Vermeil sterling silver my ring Matches, the cufflinks were the same Tigers out of stone and the same gold colour my socks are the charcoal and orange shadow striped socks from further Belvedere, which Contrasts the pants as well as the shoes But they’re quite harmonious with a brown loafers and they tied all together with the orange tie Which becomes the theme of the object the penny loafers have more of an Italian last they’re a little longer which I quite like Especially for summer wetter. The pocket squirt is no name. It’s printed silk It has tones of blue and red and it picks up those orange tones of the tie as well as the socks all four babbled your accessories are available in our store here and if you want to support our videos and what we do with our Content the best way is to buy something from our store

100 thoughts on “52 Luxury Car, Watch & Fashion Brand Names You’re Mispronouncing – German, French, Italian…

  1. I ran quickly through it to hear you pronounce Citroën, because Germans typically have the hardest time pronouncing just that.

  2. 2:19 the “channel” shirt is made by an American brand called SSUR, and they also have a design saying “COMME des F*CKDOWN”. It's just more embarrassing to laugh at a brand while thinking they're just misspellings.

  3. I'm a lady but thoroughly enjoyed your vedio…well presented and appreciated the guide for presentation👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿

  4. So Germans pronounce Mercedes wrong.. Doesn't matter if you were German you would prounounce it like that. Her name is Mercedes ( in Spanish) so your argument is invalid.

  5. Did he say "pronounciation" instead of pronunciation? [1:12] He did. Naughty boy. But he's not a native speaker of English, so excused.

  6. I swear… I was happy till when you said
    Mos shino… Somebody below already got you
    Correct spelling Mos-kee no (or Mosqui-no) which literally speaking used to call also small fly 😁

    Besides, next level are Korean brands 😂

  7. Perhaps… it's best you don't turn on TV.

    Even in the official US commercials, some of these are not pronounced "correctly", especially Porsche.

  8. Hello, I really enjoyed this, but I have to point out that the correct pronunciation of the Italian brand Moschino sounds like “mos-kino”. CH in Italian always sounds like a K, plus this is the creator family name.

  9. This video is interesting insofar that it explains how these brand names are actually pronounced by native speakers of the countries from which the brands originate. However, when speakers of American English, no matter how educated or worldly, suddenly Gallicize or Anglicize or any other “cize” the pronunciation of many these brand names, it comes across like a silly affectation. If my “Americanized” pronunciation offends the oh so sophisticated ears of a shopkeeper, then I presume my patronage of his/her goods is unwanted. In other words, it’s not good for business if one is a snob. A sale by any other name or pronunciation is still as sale!

  10. Sorry but Moët et chandon it’s Not pronounced as you said, miu miu it’s an italian brand and the pronounciation is italian…

  11. To me there is a difference between pronunciation and accent.

    Car model names for example:
    Pontiac Grand Prix (Gron Pree)
    Not GranD Pricks
    Or Mercury Grand Marquis (MarKey)
    Not MarKeece.
    Don’t even get me started on Hyundai…(I was educated some years back on the correct Korean pronunciation by a native speaker. While I can say it I do simplify it for my customers. Just don’t say ‘Hon-day’

  12. IN SPANISH WE PRONOUNCE AS IT IS WRITTEN, DONT CARE WHAT OTHERS THINK, AND SIMPLY SMILE AT PEOPLE WHO TRY TO PRETEND CLASSY AND PRONOUNCE RARE BRANDS IN LANGUAGES THEY DONT SPEAK.

  13. the T in MoeT is pronounced because its a Dutch word not because of the "et" or and between Moet et Chandon. Come on man.

  14. I wish you would use proper pronunciation spelling, and not just try to make it seem similar to any English-speaking viewer. Often the transcript didn't quite match the way you pronounced, and I think some work on that would make the video better.

  15. I'm so glad to listen about Bayer, my former employer! In India, it is pronounced as 'Beyer'. I too did so until I joined Bayer! 🙂

  16. This could have been a very interesting video. However, there seems to be a presumption that: 1) somehow Americans SHOULD know the correct pronunciation of all non-English brand names, 2) ONLY Americans mispronounce these brand names, and 3) Germans and other non-Americans NEVER mispronounce American brand names. There's an arrogance in the tone and attitude that makes this video not worth watching. I honestly would love to hear this guy pronounce all Mandarin- and Russian-language brand names.

  17. 7:07 Söhne! Ist ein Umlaut. Söööhne!
    Der Herr sei an der Stelle bei seiner Erklärung komplett ins Deutsche abgedriftet. 😀

  18. You forgot to mention that Ferruccio Lamborghini decided to build sport cars after a discussion with Enzo Ferrari, he was unhappy about the quality of the clutch.

  19. In America we pronounce it our way!! we aren't French, German, Spanish or Italian!! So we aren't going to speak in those language forms!! We speak English and will use our language form!! If you sell us products here. We will use our way of saying it. Just like they say American products wrong!!

  20. This is great, don't worry about all the peasants who disliked it. They probably don't know how to pronounce American English words either…

  21. Romaninas pronounce most of these correctly… however in the uk I always get corrected and asked to pronounce them in an English way.

  22. I can't afford a lot of those French and Italian ones but I speak French and my Italian is passable so at least I can pronounce them properly. I could've sworn thought that Moet was pronounces Moh–wet though? Sure I read that somewhere.

  23. Canadian company "Bombardier". My Dad once said it is comes from French "the one who drops bombs". I really don't know. I've heard conflicting answers even from their employees. Is it "the one who drops bombs" ???

  24. Thanks! Being a Pacific islander, this is a challenge. Yeah, well, there are still a lot and the spelling, whoa. How do you say "Peugot?" 😊

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