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25 Latino Names You're Pronouncing Wrong

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1.

If you say: Suh-LEE-nuhYou should say: Seh-LEH-nah
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If you say: Suh-LEE-nuh

You should say: Seh-LEH-nah

2.

If you say: Mih-GWELLYou should say: MEEG-ell
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If you say: Mih-GWELL

You should say: MEEG-ell

3.

If you say: Gwah-DAH-loo-peeYou should say: Wah-dah-LU-peh
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If you say: Gwah-DAH-loo-pee

You should say: Wah-dah-LU-peh

4.

If you say: Agg-will-AIR-uhYou should say: Ah-ghee-LEH-rah
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If you say: Agg-will-AIR-uh

You should say: Ah-ghee-LEH-rah

5.

If you say: GAR-shaYou should say: Gar-SEE-uh
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If you say: GAR-sha

You should say: Gar-SEE-uh

6.

If you say: Vur-GAH-rahYou should say: Vair-GAH-rah
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If you say: Vur-GAH-rah

You should say: Vair-GAH-rah

7.

If you say: Jew-WANYou should say: Who-AHN
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If you say: Jew-WAN

You should say: Who-AHN

8.

If you say: Vel-ASS-kwezYou should say: Vel-AH-skez
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If you say: Vel-ASS-kwez

You should say: Vel-AH-skez

9.

If you say: Her-RARE-ruhYou should say: Eh-REH-rah
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If you say: Her-RARE-ruh

You should say: Eh-REH-rah

10.

If you say: So-toe-MAY-orrYou should say: So-toh-MY-or
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If you say: So-toe-MAY-orr

You should say: So-toh-MY-or

11.

If you say: Rih-VER-uhYou should say: Ree-VER-ah (roll those Rs!)
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If you say: Rih-VER-uh

You should say: Ree-VER-ah (roll those Rs!)

12.

If you say: Alley-HAN-droh (or Alley-HAN-drah for females)You should say: Ah-leh-HAN-droh (and Ah-leh-HAN-drah)
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If you say: Alley-HAN-droh (or Alley-HAN-drah for females)

You should say: Ah-leh-HAN-droh (and Ah-leh-HAN-drah)

13.

If you say: ROD-rig-ehzYou should say: Roh-DREEG-ehz
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If you say: ROD-rig-ehz

You should say: Roh-DREEG-ehz

14.

If you say: HI-meee (or JAY-me if you're really not trying) You should say: HI-meh
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If you say: HI-meee (or JAY-me if you're really not trying)

You should say: HI-meh

15.

If you say: SEEZ-urr. You should say: SEH-sar
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If you say: SEEZ-urr.

You should say: SEH-sar

16.

If you say: Cuh-STILL-ohYou should say: Kah-STEE-yoh
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If you say: Cuh-STILL-oh

You should say: Kah-STEE-yoh

17.

If you say: ROW-bullsYou should say: ROH-bless
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If you say: ROW-bulls

You should say: ROH-bless

18.

If you say: Kwin-tuh-NIL-uhYou should say: Keen-tah-KNEE-yah
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If you say: Kwin-tuh-NIL-uh

You should say: Keen-tah-KNEE-yah

19.

If you say: MOY-seezYou should say: MOY-sess
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If you say: MOY-seez

You should say: MOY-sess

20.

If you say: HIM-en-aiseYou should say: He-MEH-nez
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If you say: HIM-en-aise

You should say: He-MEH-nez

21.

If you say: VASS-kwezYou should say: VAH-skez
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If you say: VASS-kwez

You should say: VAH-skez

22.

If you say: ROH-sho, ROH-she-oh, Roh-KEE-ohYou should say: Roh-SEE-oh
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If you say: ROH-sho, ROH-she-oh, Roh-KEE-oh

You should say: Roh-SEE-oh

23.

If you say: MAR-tih-nezYou should say: Mar-TEE-nez
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If you say: MAR-tih-nez

You should say: Mar-TEE-nez

24.

If you say: Fuh-TEE-muhYou should say: FAH-tee-mah
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If you say: Fuh-TEE-muh

You should say: FAH-tee-mah

25.

If you say: VILL-uhYou should say: VEE-yah
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If you say: VILL-uh

You should say: VEE-yah

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