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How do you Pronounce Porsche?

  • "Por-shuh"

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  • "Porsh"

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I was at a party over the weekend and one of my friends got into an argument with another guy over how to pronounce Porsche. My friend was on the side that says "Por-shuh" because that's how you pronounce it in German. while the other guy was adament it's actually pronounced "Porsh" because the other way sounds pretentious.

Let's try and settle this once and for all, how do you pronounce Porsche? Personally I say "Por-shuh"
 

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I can’t get myself to say “porshuh”. I agree it sounds pretentious. But maybe I’ll get used to it. I’ve never owned a Porsche before. “Porsh” seems like the phonetic way to pronounce it in American English. Most English words, co-opted from another language, seem to have developed English phonetic pronunciations.

How about taycan? Before I knew better, I was pronouncing it phonetically. Not sure if I’ll get used to “Thai-khan” either. That seems more like the England English pronunciation.
 

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Not sure why you think it's pretentious. It's a German name for a German car. I think it's a bit lazy to do anything but call it a Porsch-uh.

In a similar vein, it's Tie-Khan. Porsche have produced a convenient video to explain the pronunciation.

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I don’t disagree, I’m just saying what my impression has been. I never thought about it much, but I’ve never owned a Porsche before. Most Americans seem to say porsh.
 

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Here’s the video Pereter referenced:


It still sounds like the way people in England would pronounce it, to me. But as my Porsche sales guy said, “If you buy one, you can pronounce it any way you want!”
 

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Perhaps you will be a convert? :)
Here’s the video Pererer referenced:


It still sounds like the way people in England would pronounce it, to me. But as my Porsche sales guy said, “If you buy one, you can pronounce it any way you want!”
Here’s the video Pererer referenced:


It still sounds like the way people in England would pronounce it, to me. But as my Porsche sales guy said, “If you buy one, you can pronounce it any way you want!”
I don’t disagree, I’m just saying what my impression has been. I never thought about it much, but I’ve never owned a Porsche before. Most Americans
 

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I used to say Porsch a lot but after someone corrected me I switched to saying por-shuh. Repetition is key.
 

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Hmmm, is it any different than needing to pronounce Munich “munchen” or bratwurst “bratvurst”? In the US, the English phonetic pronunciation feels more natural to me, but I don’t have a problem if someone wants to say porshuh either.
 
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