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Ikea. Hermes. Sega. Samsung. You think you’re pronouncing these household names right. Are you sure? Just because you’re hearing them from other people doesn’t mean it’s already correct. Maybe you’ll find that you have been pronouncing these brands the wrong way for the longest time. Well, it’s never too late to get the names right and say them the way it should be spoken. Check out this list and get schooled.

IKEA

How people usually pronounce it: eye-key-ah
How we should pronounce it: ih-key-yah

ADIDAS

9

How people usually pronounce it: uh-deed-aas
How we should pronounce it: uh-deed-aas

SAUCONY

10

How people usually pronounce it: sow-cone-ee
How we should pronounce it: SOCK-a-nee

BAYER

11

How people usually pronounce it: bay-er
How we should pronounce it: buy-er

SAMSUNG

12

How people usually pronounce it: sam-sung
How we should pronounce it: sam-song

LOUIS VUITTON

13

How people usually pronounce it: loo-is vee-ton
How we should pronounce it: loo-ee we-taahn

SEGA

14

How people usually pronounce it: say-ga
How we should pronounce it: see-ga

RENAULT

15

How people usually pronounce it: ren-old
How we should pronounce it: ren-oh

VOLKSWAGEN

16

How people usually pronounce it: volks wag-en
How we should pronounce it: vo-ks var-gun

GIVENCHY

17

How people usually pronounce it: Gah-vin-chee
How we should pronounce it: zhee-von-she

HERMES

18

How people usually pronounce it: her-meez
How we should pronounce it: air-mez

HOEGAARDEN

19

How people usually pronounce it: ho-gar-den
How we should pronounce it: who-gar-den

HYUNDAI

20

How people usually pronounce it: hi-un-dye
How we should pronounce it: hun-day

FAGE

21

How people usually pronounce it: fahj
How we should pronounce it: fah-yay

PORSCHE

How people usually pronounce it: porsh
How we should pronounce it: por-sha

NUTELLA

How people usually pronounce it: nuh-tell-uh
How we should pronounce it: new-tell-uh

ZAGAT

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How people usually pronounce it: za-get
How we should pronounce it: za-GAT

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