Brands that you are probably pronouncing wrong

How to you pronounce Addidas or Hermès? You might be surprise that you are mistaken in reading it.

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Here is the proper way to pronounce those brands:

1. Hermès - a brand that was established in 1837 by a French / Germany fashion designer Thierry Hermès.

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INCORRECT: her-mees
CORRECT: air-mehz

2. Stila - was began in 1994 by a famous make-up artist Jeanine Lobell. The name was acquire from a Italian word "stilare" which means "to pen".

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3. Givenchy - specialized in perfume industry. This was introduced in 1952 by a french designer Hubert de Givenchy. Back then it was called as "House of Givenchy".

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INCORRECT: gah-vin-chee
CORRECT: zhee-vhan-she

4. Porsche - a German car manufacturer that design sports cars. It was first marketed in 1931 by an Austrian engineer named Ferdinand Porsche.

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5. Saucony - it was introduced on 1898 by Abraham Hyde, who is a Russian immigrant. The first factory was built in Saucony Creek hence the name was originated. This brand specializing on Sportwear.

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INCORRECT: sow-cone-ee

6. Boehringer Ingelheim - a German Pharmaceuticals company built in 1885.

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INCORRECT: buh-ring-grr ing-gull-em
CORRECT:  bear-ring-her ing-ell-hime

7. Adidas - a multinational German sportwear manufacturer that was introduced in 1924.

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INCORRECT: uh-deed-ahs
CORRECT: AH-dee-das

8. Stella Artois - a Belgium beer manufacturer. Sebastien Artois brew the first beer in 1717.

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INCORRECT: stell-ah ar-twahs
CORRECT: steh-lah are-twa 

9. Kinerase - it is an award-winning anti-aging skin care product. 

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INCORRECT: kin-eh-res
CORRECT: kine-e-race

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