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The 'How Do I Pronounce That?' Thread sponsored by David Pleat

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Time to wake up this legendary thread. Dutch help needed this time.

Ricardo van Rhijn

Indy Groothuizen

Peter Leeuwenburgh

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Time to wake up this legendary thread. Dutch help needed this time.

Ricardo van Rhijn

Indy Groothuizen

Peter Leeuwenburgh

Van Rhine

Groot-how-zen (theres a golfer called Louis Oosthuizen, I'd assume it's the same pronounciation, but could also be Groot-weeze-en)

Looven-burg or Lewen-burg, depending where in the Netherlands you're from :p

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Matias Kranevitter

Been pronouncing it Krah-Nay-Vitter but it doesn't seem right

Also, Ladislav Krejcl.

And it's Krejci.. pronounced Lad-is-laf krAy'chi

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Van Rhine

Er... no.

In Dutch and German, V is almost always pronounced as F. Without using phonetic writing, it's more like "Fan Raen". Listen here, about 0.40 in:

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Er... no.

In Dutch and German, V is almost always pronounced as F. Without using phonetic writing, it's more like "Fan Raen". Listen here, about 0.40 in:

Right enough, I've obviously been watching Robin FAN Persie all these years, eh? :rolleyes:

Edit - Having watched the video, sounds like he's saying Van Rhine to me.

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Right enough, I've obviously been watching Robin FAN Persie all these years, eh? :rolleyes:

Yes you have. Believe it or not. In fact, it's "Robin Fan Pear-see" - "Robin" with the same R-sound as van Rhijn in the video. ;)

It sounds almost like a V, yes, but there is a subtle but clear difference. Just like there is a difference between the two TH-sounds in English ("ð" and "Þ") that many non-native speakers have a hard time with...

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How about the Arsenal youth player Ilias Chatzitheodoridis?

I read it as Ill - ee - ass Chatz-ih-theo-dorr-eeedis?

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more fun than fan

True. It is so hard to write things "phonetically" without using the actually phonetic alphabet - and on top of that, being Danish, I have to keep in mind how an English-speaker would pronounce the spelling I choose... :lol:

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Nick-lass Shoe-lay would be my uneducated guess.

-> for Niklas Süle

The s is soft, like a z in English.

The ü does not have any exact match in English. It's pronounced like the u in the French pronunciation of the word 'menu' (if you are more familiar with that)

the e at the end is not spoken as broadly as -ay would be. It's rather pronounced like the second a in 'manager'.

The first name is like Nicholas without the o

hth :)

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Time to wake up this legendary thread. Dutch help needed this time.

Ricardo van Rhijn

Indy Groothuizen

Peter Leeuwenburgh

Differing from the first answer:

Ricardo fun 'rhine

Indy 'Groathuyzen (the 'g' being spoken very smokey, bit like collecting spit from deep in the throat, the r being rolled a lot)

Payter 'Laywenburg (that 'g' again..., just a hint of w in there)

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Ricardo fun 'rhine

It is still important to note, though, that the R is not an "English" R. It also has a bit of that "throaty" quality like the G.

By the way, I'm kind of amazed that this thread even exists. Why don't people just google the names and find a YouTube video where it's pronounced in the native language?

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It is still important to note, though, that the R is not an "English" R. It also has a bit of that "throaty" quality like the G.

By the way, I'm kind of amazed that this thread even exists. Why don't people just google the names and find a YouTube video where it's pronounced in the native language?

The r is rolled too and the 'ijn' is also a bit softer than the -ine would be, but I didn't want to overcomplicate things ;)

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Anyone know how to pronounce the Albanian striker for Inter, Ray Manaj? Read online that you are not meant to pronounce the j but not sure how to say it otherwise.

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Again, YouTube is your friend: ;)

Rey pretty much like English "Ray", but with a more Dutch-sounding R (as described above).

Manaj with long and a short A, something like "Maa-nai"

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Slight thread revival, but have a few for my current game and didn't want to start a new thread!

Sead Kolasinac (no idea on either of these)

Ole Kristian Selnæs

Ladislav Krejci

and a regen with the surname Aguirretxe

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Ze-add kolasheenats

oo-le christian selnes (simple one)

Ladislaf kray-chee

Aguirretxe is different to Agirretxe but the latter is pronounced 'Aggi-retche (long rolled)

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The website Transfermarkt has now added the pronounciation of a player's name on most of the Euro Championship players' profiles :thup:

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