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    How do you say Mitsubishi?

    I stumbled across this Video yesterday from someone to whom I am subscribed on youtube.

    The guy they surprise says Mitsubishi like I do. I pronounce it Mitsu-bih-she. First time I have heard someone else pronounce it like that.

    I have also heard:
    Mitsubeeshee (most common)
    Meetsubeeshee

    I also pronounce Nissan wrong. I say Nissin not Knees-on.



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    I say 'Mitsubeeshee'.

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    ^ Me too - same as Daox.

    Though I haven't heard any other car name mangled by so many people as Mitsubishi. I've even heard a bad (NSFW) joke based on the car's name. No, I'm not going to post it. Google "itchy mitsubishi joke"

    Nissan: I was talking to a company rep a few months ago who gave me clear instructions: "Knee" (points to knee) "Sawn" (makes sawing motion on his knee). Before that I was saying "NISS Anne".

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    It's so simple, japanese sounds like chinese, they divide pronounciation in few letters. So it's Mi-tsu-bi-shi (
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    I think they write it like this: 三菱. The pronunciation can be heard in Google Translate.

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    Google translate is awesome lol.

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    I'm a Mit-sooo-bee-she kinda guy ;;

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonHoot View Post
    I'm a Mit-sooo-bee-she kinda guy ;;
    that's the most Japanese way to say it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R01k View Post
    I think they write it like this: 三菱. The pronunciation can be heard in Google Translate.
    That's the kanji (old chinese) way. I've written the hiragana version.

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    When I see a Mirage or a Cool Lancer etc I say Mits-a-BeeGee!!!!!!!


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