Some star names are incredibly simple to pronounce (looking at you Ben Stiller). On the other hand, some star names are so complex, we get tongue-tied simply attempting to describe their most current role in a motion picture. Today, we’re setting the record straight. We’re breaking down the phonetic pronunciation of those celebrity names you can’t quite grasp.
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Correction pronunciation: Shar-LEES THAIR-en
Suggestion: More like “lease” and “hair” than “jeez” and “there.”
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Correction pronunciation: Tay-UH Lay-OH-nee
Idea: Believe Lay’s potato chips, instead of Lee’s jeans.
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Correction pronunciation: Uh-MAN-duh SIGH-fred
Pointer: It’s simply “sigh” and “fred,” as in the name Fred, and not “say-freed,” as the majority of people state it.
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Lupita Nyong’ o.
Correction pronunciation: LOO-pita Nee-yong-OH
Suggestion: She made a convenient Instagram video to assist us out.
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Correction pronunciation: ID-riss El-BAH
Idea: The “id” is short, like in the word, “bid.”
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Correction pronunciation: Ray-chul Vice
Tip: The “w” is really pronounced like a “v.”
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Correction pronunciation: Barb-RAH Strei-SAND
Suggestion: More like “sand” in the ocean than “zand.” Naturally, Babs even got Tim Cook to modification Siri’s pronunciation
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Correction pronunciation: GAB-or-ay SIH-dih-bay
Idea: The “be” is really more like the word “play.”
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Correction pronunciation: Mar-tin Scor-SEH-see
Idea: It’s more like “sessy” and not “say-see,” as it’s usually pronounced.
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Correction pronunciation: EYE-luh FISH-UR
Pointer: It’s kind of like t he word “eye” with “la” at the end.
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Correction pronunciation: SUR-sha Ro-nan
Idea: The legend goes that Ryan Gosling described it best, saying it seems like “inertia.”
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Correction pronunciation: JO Mang-an-nell-OH
Tip: The “i” is quiet, but you must probably simply view him describe how to state it.
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Correction pronunciation: Wah-KEEN FEE-niks
Suggestion: ” Walking,” if you drop the “g” and make “in” more like “een.”
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Correction pronunciation: Duh-MEE Mor
Tip: State the word, “duh,” and you’re practically there.
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Correction pronunciation: YOO– uhn muh-GREH-gur
Idea: It’s not simply Evan with a “w,” it’s more like, “you” and “an.”
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Correction pronunciation: uh-dee-NUH min-zel.
Tip: The only thing you need to focus on is that the “i” is more like a long “uh.”
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Correction pronunciation: Steev BOO-shay-MEE
Suggestion: There’s no “shem” noise.
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Correction pronunciation: Mah-ree-AHN Ko-tee-AR
Suggestion: Try including a French accent to actually raise it.
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Correction pronunciation: Ree-AN-uh
Idea: The ending should be pronounced like the name Anna.
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Correction pronunciation: KLO-ee SEV-uh-nee
Pointer: The umlaut over the “e” (those 2 little dots) dictates that the last syllable need to rhyme with “see” or “tree.”
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Correction pronunciation: Ah-liss-ee-ah Vic-and-er
Pointer: The Oscar winner discussed the Americanized variation of her surname to Jimmy Kimmel Warning: The Swedish variation is much harder.
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Correction pronunciation: Are-ee-ana Gran-dee
Suggestion: The vocalist described on Beats 1 radio station that her family pronounces her last name with a difficult “e” at the end. If you’ve been pronouncing it like a Starbucks order, that’s fine too.
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Correction pronunciation: Rae-fe Fines
Suggestion: If you’re puzzled by the actor’s Welsh name, attempt pronouncing the very first syllable like “ray,” as in ray of sunlight.
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Correction pronunciation: Mee-luh Yo-vo-vitch
Idea: Milla rhymes with the popular name Sheila.
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Correction pronunciation: Shy-a La-buff
Tip: Disregard the numerous vowels in the star’s surname. All you need to understand is that the French surname rhymes with “tough” and “rough.”
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Correction pronunciation: Shah-DAY
Idea: Although many individuals think the singer’s name is pronounced like shade without the “h,” the very first syllable in fact begins with a “shh” noise and rhymes with “saw.”
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Correction pronunciation: ZOH-ee DAY-shuh-nell
Suggestion: Think of her character on New Lady, Jessica Day, for the sound of the very first syllable in her surname.
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Correction pronunciation: Em-uh-lee Rat-uh-cow-ski
Idea: The “j” in Ratajkowski is silent and “kow” is pronounced like “cow.”
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Correction pronunciation: Mahl-in ACK-er-man
Suggestion: Pronounce the very first syllable in her first name like shopping “ shopping center,” not “male” or “mail.”
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