The way Brits pronounce Nissan makes me cringe

The way Brits pronounce Nissan makes me cringe

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DOCG

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141 posts

10 months

Thursday 18th June
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It is so far from the Japanese pronunciation it is just awful.

I'm British myself but have learnt a bit of Japanese.

WonkeyDonkey

933 posts

59 months

Thursday 18th June
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The way Americans say Jaguar makes me cringe but that's just regional dialects for you.

DOCG

Original Poster:

141 posts

10 months

Thursday 18th June
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WonkeyDonkey said:
The way Americans say Jaguar makes me cringe but that's just regional dialects for you.
Usually on Americans are much worse on pronunciations but the way they pronounce Nissan and Hyundai is a lot closer to the correct Japanese and Korean pronunciations, maybe because of the much larger number of Japanese and Koreans in the US?

Robb F

4,433 posts

127 months

Thursday 18th June
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DOCG said:
It is so far from the Japanese pronunciation it is just awful.

I'm British myself but have learnt a bit of Japanese.
So you learnt some Japanese and need to find a way to let everyone know, so you've started pronouncing Nissan in a silly way to flex your superior knowledge.

Meanwhile everyone else is trying to avoid talking to you because they don't want a smug 5 minute lecture about how "Neesarn" is actually much closer to the Japanese pronunciation

irocfan

23,892 posts

146 months

Thursday 18th June
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DOCG said:
It is so far from the Japanese pronunciation it is just awful.

I'm British myself but have learnt a bit of Japanese.
Don't get me started on Porsch. hehe

Tyre Smoke

14,815 posts

217 months

Thursday 18th June
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It's a Porsha, Cayenne. Like da peppa!


DOCG

Original Poster:

141 posts

10 months

Thursday 18th June
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Robb F said:
So you learnt some Japanese and need to find a way to let everyone know, so you've started pronouncing Nissan in a silly way to flex your superior knowledge.

Meanwhile everyone else is trying to avoid talking to you because they don't want a smug 5 minute lecture about how "Neesarn" is actually much closer to the Japanese pronunciation
It's actually like Nees - ahn, with the emphasis on the first syllable.

Edited by DOCG on Thursday 18th June 10:24

MXRod

1,618 posts

103 months

Thursday 18th June
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It's pronounced Datsun , isn't it ?

Edited by MXRod on Thursday 18th June 10:22

InitialDave

6,895 posts

75 months

Thursday 18th June
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DOCG said:
It is so far from the Japanese pronunciation it is just awful.
No one cares. It's basically the "official" UK pronunciation, as used by Nissan UK themselves.

DOCG said:
I'm British myself but have learnt a bit of Japanese.
And? Same here, what's your point?

Cyder

6,622 posts

176 months

Thursday 18th June
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DOCG said:
It is so far from the Japanese pronunciation it is just awful.

I'm British myself but have learnt a bit of Japanese.
It's going to deeply upset you when you I tell you that everyone in the UK technical centre and production plants pronounce it the UK way too isn't it? And many of us speak an element of Japanese too. hehe

It'll make it even worse if I tell you that when I visit the Technical Centre in Japan they mispronounce English words. yikes

hyphen

15,842 posts

46 months

Thursday 18th June
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DOCG said:
It is so far from the Japanese pronunciation it is just awful.

I'm British myself but have learnt a bit of Japanese.
Why does it make you cringe? Why just Nissan.

untakenname

3,016 posts

148 months

Thursday 18th June
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Japanese pronounce it differently dependent on their regional dialect as well, listen to the difference between JDM Master and how the others say it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upOlNKWdgAE

300bhp/ton

38,779 posts

146 months

Thursday 18th June
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DOCG said:
WonkeyDonkey said:
The way Americans say Jaguar makes me cringe but that's just regional dialects for you.
Usually on Americans are much worse on pronunciations but the way they pronounce Nissan and Hyundai is a lot closer to the correct Japanese and Korean pronunciations, maybe because of the much larger number of Japanese and Koreans in the US?
Don't American's pronounce is "Neesarn".

Maybe it's all down to the spelling.

Castrol for a knave

1,080 posts

47 months

Thursday 18th June
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DOCG said:
Robb F said:
So you learnt some Japanese and need to find a way to let everyone know, so you've started pronouncing Nissan in a silly way to flex your superior knowledge.

Meanwhile everyone else is trying to avoid talking to you because they don't want a smug 5 minute lecture about how "Neesarn" is actually much closer to the Japanese pronunciation
It's actually like Nees - ahn, with the emphasis on the first syllable.

Edited by DOCG on Thursday 18th June 10:24
Are you Matt Berry?

Robb F

4,433 posts

127 months

Thursday 18th June
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DOCG said:
It's actually like Nees - ahn, with the emphasis on the first syllable.

Edited by DOCG on Thursday 18th June 10:24
Didn't ask

Wadeski

6,644 posts

169 months

Thursday 18th June
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Pronunciation is interesting, isn't it?

Anglicized pronunciations of certain words makes you a total pleb, yet if you go around saying Paree and Barthelona you are a pompous ass. No consistency, or really, reason.


aaron_2000

3,878 posts

39 months

Thursday 18th June
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Tyre Smoke said:
It's a Porsha, Cayenne. Like da peppa!

laughlaugh

DOCG

Original Poster:

141 posts

10 months

Thursday 18th June
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Wadeski said:
Pronunciation is interesting, isn't it?

Anglicized pronunciations of certain words makes you a total pleb, yet if you go around saying Paree and Barthelona you are a pompous ass. No consistency, or really, reason.
Very true, although I do err on the side of pronouncing foreign words the way they are in their language of origin.

DOCG

Original Poster:

141 posts

10 months

Thursday 18th June
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Cyder said:
It's going to deeply upset you when you I tell you that everyone in the UK technical centre and production plants pronounce it the UK way too isn't it? And many of us speak an element of Japanese too. hehe

It'll make it even worse if I tell you that when I visit the Technical Centre in Japan they mispronounce English words. yikes
I'm aware that the mispronunciation is very well established, it doesn't surprise me in the slightest considering that Nissan UK uses it in advertising (for obvious reasons).

hyphen

15,842 posts

46 months

Thursday 18th June
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Robb F said:
DOCG said:
It's actually like Nees - ahn, with the emphasis on the first syllable.

Edited by DOCG on Thursday 18th June 10:24
Didn't ask
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