As a frequent reader of this site, and most likely the owner of at least one Porsche, you already know the correct way to pronounce Porsche. Not surprisingly, however, there are millions who don’t. So many, in fact, that when we first wrote about the correct way to pronounce Porsche back in 2008, we received a huge amount of feedback. Fast forward almost 9-years and Porsche decided that enough people were still butchering their name so they better educated them with the simple video below.
It’s pretty simple. It’s a family name after all, so there really is only one correct way to pronounce it. It’s two syllables with the emphasis on the “uh” or “eh” at the end (depending on your accent).
Not surprisingly, Porsche isn’t the only German brand that needs to educate people on how to pronounce their name. Take a look at the table below for other familiar examples. At the bottom is a link for the correct pronunciation of each one including PORSH-UH!
|Frequently Mispronounced Terms|
|GERMAN in ENGLISH
with correct phonetic pronunciation
(Theodor Seuss Geisel)
German author, poet
|GER-ta (‘er’ as in fern)
and all oe-words
fine-grained loam soil
|lerss (‘er’ as in fern)|
|shrer-der (‘er’ as in fern)
|Phonetic guides shown are only approximate.
Terms marked with the ™ symbol are trademarked brands.
Hear MP3 Audio for these words!