How do the British pronounce IKEA?
“When Ingvar founded IKEA in 1943, he of course pronounced it with a typical Swedish accent: “Eee-KEH-Yah,” explains a spokesperson to Quartz.
It’s not “AYE-kee-yah,” as English speakers pronounce it, or “IK-yah,” as the Japanese might say..
Is it pronounced the or thee?
Normally, we pronounce the with a short sound (like “thuh”). But when the comes before a vowel sound, we pronounce it as a long “thee”. When we wish to place emphasis on a particular word, we can use “emphatic the” [thee], whether or not the word begins with a consonant or vowel sound.
What does IKEA mean?
Ingvar KampradIKEA is the name of a popular Scandinavian-founded, worldwide furniture store. The acronym that makes up the name stands for Ingvar Kamprad (the founder’s name), Elmtaryd (the farm where the founder grew up), and Agunnaryd (the founder’s hometown). Related words: big-box store.
How do you pronounce Lidl?
German global supermarket chain should be pronounced lee-dil in German and lih-dil in the UK.
How is Porsche pronounced?
In the proper pronunciation, “Porsche” is actually a two-syllable word. So it is really pronounced like “Por-shuh.” The team at Hendrick Porsche is happy to help you with all of your Porsche questions, including how to say it!