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  • Hello everyone, and welcome back

  • to English with Lucy.

  • I've got another pronunciation video

  • for you today, and it's one that's been highly requested.

  • I made a video a couple of months ago

  • about commonly mispronounced brand names,

  • and people seem to really really want

  • commonly mispronounced car names.

  • Now, I'm not a car expert.

  • I only passed my driving test a year ago.

  • But I take great interest in pronunciation

  • and I've done my research, and I'm here

  • to help you guys out, it will help you

  • with your speaking and listening.

  • If you want to improve your speaking

  • and listening even further, I really recommend

  • that you start using audiobooks

  • whilst reading, so you can find out

  • the pronunciation of the words that you read.

  • The platform I recommend is audible.com.

  • You can get a 30-day free trial

  • which is a free audiobook, amazing,

  • if you click on the link in the description box,

  • and there are loads of recommendations

  • for different levels of English, down there as well.

  • Right, let's get started with the lesson.

  • Okay, so I've got 10 car brands in total.

  • Let's start with the Italian ones.

  • The first one, this one.

  • A lot of people call it Alfa Ro-meo,

  • because it sounds like Romeo and Juliet,

  • but it's an Italian brand, so it should be

  • Al-fa ro-MEY-oh.

  • So it's not Alfa Ro-meo, it's al-fa ro-MEY-oh,

  • or Alfa ro-Mey-oh.

  • The next one, not such a common brand,

  • but I have heard it referred to as a Lan-cia,

  • and it should be lan-cha, lan-cha.

  • Now the next one, number three,

  • is a very expensive car brand,

  • and we tend to pronounce it incorrectly quite frequently.

  • A lot of people might say lam-bor-gini, or lam-bourg-ini.

  • It should be lam-bor-ghee-nee, lam-bor-ghee-nee.

  • So it's that bor sound.

  • I don't think we have to worry

  • too much about the rolled r's

  • because not everybody can do that,

  • but we should at least try bor, lam-bor-ghee-nee.

  • The next one, isn't maser-ah-ti, it should be

  • mazz-uh-ra-ti.

  • I think you'll be forgiven if you say maser-ah-ti.

  • (laughs)

  • Okay, the next one, a German car name.

  • A lot of people might say Aw-di, but

  • if we're going to be like the Germans,

  • we need to say ow-dee, ow-dee.

  • The next one, another German car brand,

  • this one I did mention in my brand video.

  • In the UK, we always call this Porsche,

  • but it should have a schwa at the end,

  • it needs to be por-shuh, por-shuh.

  • The next one, another German one.

  • This one, volks-wagen?

  • In Germany, they would say follks-vah-gen.

  • The v makes a ff sound, and the w makes a v sound.

  • Follks-vah-gen, follks-vah-gen.

  • Okay, the next one is possibly the most

  • complicated one we have on this list today.

  • It's a Swedish car brand.

  • I don't even know what I would call this,

  • I would just give it a go.

  • Ko-enig-segg, ko-enig-segg, ko-enig-segg sounds beautiful.

  • It should be kuhn-nig-seg, kuhn-nig-seg.

  • Now the next one, we've got this one.

  • A lot of people would call it shev-ro-let.

  • People get confused by that T on the end,

  • but it's not pronounced, it is shev-ruh-ley, shev-ruh-ley.

  • And the final one, and this is the one

  • I'm going to struggle with most

  • because it's not the french uh sound.

  • It is this one.

  • It often gets pronounced as citron or citroën,

  • but it should be pronounced see-troh-en.

  • But you could just say cit-roen, see-troh-en.

  • Man, I don't know if I'll ever

  • be able to master the French car brands

  • but maybe I'll just buy Italian ones.

  • That being said, I've got a Mini Cooper.

  • Anyway guys, that's it for today's lesson.

  • Don't forget to check out audible,

  • the link is in the description box,

  • and you can find me on all of my social media.

  • I've got Facebook, I've got my Instagram,

  • and I've got my Twitter.

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  • They're really really cool ones with cool companies.

  • Alright, I will see you soon for another lesson.

  • Muah!

  • (calming music)

Hello everyone, and welcome back

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