Cute Girl Teaches Us The Japanese Pronunciation of Car Brands

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Have you noticed how conversations risks being disturbed when somebody misses the pronunciation of a car brand? Fret not, we are here to provide assistance. In case you’ll ever need to pronounced car brand designations in Japanese, this video and a bit of rehearsal will have you covered.
Our teacher for the day is a Japanese girl that brings the typical heart-melting approach when delivering the message (or perhaps it’s just us). We are being taken though the most important brands on the JDM menu, including Nissan, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Toyota, Mazda, Daihatsu, Honda and Lexus.

Amusingly enough, upon listening to her, we came to the conclusion Americans, who usually receive complains on their pronunciation, are actually much closer to the proper pathway than the British people.

Heck, if you practice this pronunciation for long enough, you’ll be trolling your brain - while that may exercise it, you’ll notice returning to the correct English pronunciation may be a bit difficult at first.

There is one exception though and that’s Lexus. It seems only normal for this name to have pretty close Japanese and English pronunciations given the fact that the brand was created for the US market.

PS: we’re really sorry the girl didn’t stray outside the borders of the JDM, as we would’ve wanted to listen to the Japanese pronunciation for Porsche - there are so many people who get the Zuffenhausen-based carmaker’s name wrong these days that things need to be corrected. In Japanese.

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