how do you pronounce Hyundai?


Asked by Sep 12, 2009 at 02:43 PM

Question type: General

how do you pronounce Hyundai? Is it pronounced "high-un-dye" or "hoon-dye" or "hun-day"? this has bothered
me for a long time and I dunno how to pronounce it. can u guys help me out on this one please?


Josh Chilcott

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I believe it is Hyun-Dye

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Hun-Day it should rhyme with sunday, watch the mad-bosses commercial from the superbowl... copy and paste this link to watch it on youtube

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Thanx sooo much 4 the help dude!!!!!!!!! it means alot 2 me

Hyundai should be pronounced Hundie as in bonsai or Mai Tai! ai is pronounced as i!!!


high-un-dye personaly,,, cant say its the way the koreans say it though,,, that would be the proper way scope it out on u tube man!!!!

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oh wait i just seen the link!!!! LOL

Americans and Canadians pronounce it incorrectly as "Hun-day". However the correct way of pronouncing it is "Hy-un-die" and that's how the rest of the world pronounces it.

/hi:ĘŚndaj/ in IPA



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Go on YouTube and listen to Koreans pronounce it properly!

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According to HyundaiUSA, it's HUN-day in the U.S. It makes no difference how they pronounce it in Korea - that's a different language. Look at it this way, in Korea "Buick" is pronounced something like "KEEG" because that's how it translates. In Korea that pronunciation is correct even though it does not agree with the U.S. pronunciation. HUN-day is correct in the U.S. because Hyundai says it is.

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