You’ll never pronounce the names Porsche and BMW the same way again!


It’s one of the biggest debates of all time among automotive fans…

How do you properly pronounce Porsche?!

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Here’s how to correctly say the names of 3 dozen automakers

Spoiler alert: Porsche is pronounced Por-schuh as two syllables. Not one syllable as most Americans say it!

In fact, the German automaker even created this video to help English speakers get the name right.

Another surprising pronunciation? BMW.

The ‘W’ sound changes into a ‘V’ in the hands of a native German speaker! Written phonetically, it’s pronounced like this: B-M-V.

Who knew?!

Check out this video to watch native speakers say the names of more than three dozen automakers from their home countries: 

(Editor’s note: The first 20 seconds of the video are an introduction in Spanish, but there are subtitles. After that, you’ll hear brand representatives saying the automaker names.)


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