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


  • What are the brand names you hear others pronounce incorrectly?

  • Sh!t, SS were walking around while wearing Hugo Boss oO

  • Ralph LifSHITZ “ well, I give it to him, it’s not very marketable “ ???? no joke

  • You mispronounced Moschino. Its “mosKino”

  • You will get more derision by using a phony (and terrible) accent to pronounce foreign brands than just by being honest and using your native pronunciation.

    There are a few of these that you actually did correct. But most of them was you adding a goofy accent to brands that everyone says correctly.

    "It's not Lamborghini. It's LaMbOrGhInI (Inglorious Basterds Lt Aldo Raine voice)"

  • I knew some of these but not all.

  • Ah, my fave brands ( they are easy ro pronounce and cheap ):
    Car: Toyota, Honda
    Watch: Timex, Seiko
    Clothings: Banana Republic, J. Crew (outlet price)

  • He looks like Rudy Mancuso in a proper way

  • How to pronounce Swarovski

  • Sven, it's BreGAY (not bregué), the rest is great! I guess your listeners cannot pronounce names from Greek Mythology either. But the times they are changing. Your German is much better than your French.

  • Emil Jellinek was Jewish!. And the "Führer" was not even aware of it!

  • After enjoying many of these videos I have come to learn one very important thing…I am a peasant.

  • FYI, you should never ever resize an image as to distort its original aspect ratio like you have done in this production. It makes you look like you don’t know what you’re doing.

  • French language is beautiful

  • Appreciate Dear, trying to go for it , with Little bit fun too ?

  • I'm European. Most of us speak at least 5 languages, and even if we don't we're bombarded with French, German, English, Italian and Spanish everywhere we go so we know how to pronounce the words.

  • ????thank you.i been pronouncing it all wrong. No wonder every time I called the cosmetics department if they have tsanel number 5 they hang the phone without saying bye

  • You can pronounce it, while I can afford it. Fair enough.

  • I like very much! When we got to the German part of the lecture your accent really kicked in! Nice.

  • hello G-eazy in older phase

  • Breitling is Swiss and NOT German. Always has been.

  • This bloke is the opposite of me.

  • Sorry. Breitling is pronounced "Bright-Ling." You can put whatever German spin you want on it but the fact remains that anyone who knows anything about watches pronounces it "Bright-Ling." In regards to a good portion of the words, according to you, we are mispronouncing: If you went into a retailer and asked for any of those products pronouncing as you do we would probably be given a sideways head tilt and asked to leave.

  • why are you dressed like mr bean

  • im a new fan…im subscribing coz i like your contents

  • Prounounce it correctly, you're still a peasant – just being boujie

  • You made a terrible mistake. More than 400 million Spanish speaking people in the Americas pronounce "balensiaga", not "balenthiaga", the latter being pronounced in Spain only (45 million people, so you can figure out who the exception is and who the standard). By the way, I know Balenciaga was from Spain.

  • 13:44 You made another terrible mistake: it's not "moschíno" but "moskíno".

  • Man.. You are pronuncing most of the brand's wrong..I wonder how confident you are with that.. moschino.. you nailed it..???

  • Lol.

  • My Lamborghini dealer said PAH-tek Philippe. I thought it was just Patek.

  • Everything is good, except Moschino, which is pronounced like MosKino. Because in italian ch becomes k.

  • What about Napapijri?

  • Every Indian needs this and also every English brand too!!!

  • I fail at both owning them and pronouncing them.

  • POOR she, not POOR he

  • Hahaha..this made my name..not Channel numer 5..american pron. …it is french C h a n el

  • (08:16) – Heart Broken Now I have to learn how to pronounce ??????? all over again? Ugh.
    (09:00) – *?????́??̀?*? If I show up at the dealership in the U.S. pronouncing it like this will they understand me?
    (14:42) – Looking sharp as a t-a-c-k sir

  • VersacEH not VersacEE

  • Literally all french

  • who gave french the right to use this alphabet

  • No offense but if you have that sort of money you shouldn't care how you pronounce these names.

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