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    How to pronounce PORSCHE

    We had a discussion about this topic in another thread - here now the official answer from Porsche AG Smiley:

    https://youtu.be/Im2eYuGdmfY

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    Re: How to pronounce PORSCHE

    Say it like that when you speak in french and you look like a complete ass .

    It all depends on which language you speak . In some language you can prononce it the german way , but in others you just can't 


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    Re: How to pronounce PORSCHE

    Same in spanish, if you pronounce how it is pronounced in german, you would look like an annoying pompous a$$... you have to pronounce "por-che" as you would read it if it was a spanish word.


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    Re: How to pronounce PORSCHE

    Carlos from Spain:

    Same in spanish, if you pronounce how it is pronounced in german, you would look like an annoying pompous a$$... you have to pronounce "por-che" as you would read it if it was a spanish word.

    Same in English, yes most dealer front of house employees and certain "newer owners" will do this German pronunciation but the word in English is Porsh with maybe a slight carry over on the sh.

    This vid is for Americans who like to think they're good at their foreign word pronunciation, my favourites are Latte (as in coffee) and aqua (as in the colour) both should be hard As but for some reason Yanks do a weird soft A Smiley


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    Re: How to pronounce PORSCHE

    TB993tt:
    Carlos from Spain:

    Same in spanish, if you pronounce how it is pronounced in german, you would look like an annoying pompous a$$... you have to pronounce "por-che" as you would read it if it was a spanish word.

    Same in English, yes most dealer front of house employees and certain "newer owners" will do this German pronunciation but the word in English is Porsh with maybe a slight carry over on the sh.

    This vid is for Americans who like to think they're good at their foreign word pronunciation, my favourites are Latte (as in coffee) and aqua (as in the colour) both should be hard As but for some reason Yanks do a weird soft A Smiley

    The ex Colonials over the pond neither speak nor spell the Queen's English correctly.......Smiley

    However I'm a firm believer if at all possible Porsche should be pronounced the German way. I hate hearing it pronounced Porsh. Smiley


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    Re: How to pronounce PORSCHE

    dreamcar:
     

    However I'm a firm believer if at all possible Porsche should be pronounced the German way. I hate hearing it pronounced Porsh. Smiley

    Newer owner ? 


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    Re: How to pronounce PORSCHE

    TB993tt:
    dreamcar:
     

    However I'm a firm believer if at all possible Porsche should be pronounced the German way. I hate hearing it pronounced Porsh. Smiley

    Newer owner ? 

    Five over 11 years but only one proper Porsche, the other four were three Boxsters (including current GTS) and a Cayman Smiley


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    Re: How to pronounce PORSCHE

    dreamcar:
    TB993tt:
    dreamcar:
     

    However I'm a firm believer if at all possible Porsche should be pronounced the German way. I hate hearing it pronounced Porsh. Smiley

    Newer owner ? 

    Five Porsche's over 11 years.....Smiley

    Yuo a new owner.....

    I am going back 25 years when most people in the UK didn't speak foreign languages apart from a smattering of pigin Franglais, back then anyone attempting a Porsh uh would have their sexuality questioned.... New aspirational and no doubt well travelled owners have bought into the German pronunciation...... I'm afraid I am of the older Victor Meldrew "bah humbug we have always called it Porsh" clan Smiley


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    Re: How to pronounce PORSCHE

    TB993tt:
    dreamcar:
    TB993tt:
    dreamcar:
     

    However I'm a firm believer if at all possible Porsche should be pronounced the German way. I hate hearing it pronounced Porsh. Smiley

    Newer owner ? 

    Five Porsche's over 11 years.....Smiley

    Yuo a new owner.....

    I am going back 25 years when most people in the UK didn't speak foreign languages apart from a smattering of pigin Franglais, back then anyone attempting a Porsh uh would have their sexuality questioned.... New aspirational and no doubt well travelled owners have bought into the German pronunciation...... I'm afraid I am of the older Victor Meldrew bah humbug we have always called it Porsh clan Smiley

    Well I guess as only one was rear engined and none air cooled I barely qualify.....Smiley Smiley


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    Re: How to pronounce PORSCHE

    I go back 40 years of owning Porsches.  In the early days I called it a Porsh, but pretty soon, on mingling with other owners, I reverted to the correct German pronunciation.

    It now seems to me that almost all owners use the German version and most non-owners still say Porsh!!


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    Re: How to pronounce PORSCHE

    If I talk to Hans-Peter Porsche I pronounce his last name the way he does. Why would I then pronounce the name of the car named after his grandfather differently?


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    Re: How to pronounce PORSCHE

    Actually, to be honest, most international Porsche owners I met personally, usually say it the German way. Most people who don't own a Porsche say Porsh. Lately, I also noticed that Porsche owners from the US for example try hard to say it the German way but not everyone. It depends...

    Don't worry, guys: When I was young, I was saying Lamborgenie instead of the Italian way, so... 


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    Re: How to pronounce PORSCHE

    One of the most common mispronunciations (compared to a car's native language) is/was the Gallardo.  So far all of the many  (English) reviews pronounce the ll as in the Spanish ll letter (as a "y" sound in English).  Since I speak Spanish but not Italian, I just copied what I heard.  Then I heard an interview with Valentino Balboni, and went "aha" - Gallardo is actually pronounced, in Italian, with the ll more or less equivalent to the English "L".  All of this likely zero surprise to EU people who travel frequently to Italy..... 


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    Re: How to pronounce PORSCHE

    I guess with Lamborghinis it's get even more complicated because one could argue that since the Lamborghini models are named after famous spanish bullfighting bulls, that you should pronounce them in Spanish as is the original name of the bull and not change it to an Italian accent pronunciation which didn't exist, and this bull's name was "gayardo" not "galardo", just like murcielago is "murcielago" which means bat, not "murchielago" which means nothing. Then again, it's Lamborghini who names the car so they decide what the pronunciation is too so if they decide to change the pronunciation to Italian phonemes that's also valid too.


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    Re: How to pronounce PORSCHE

    heart indecision


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