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    Oct 2, 2014

    25 Latino Names You're Pronouncing Wrong

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    1.

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    If you say: Suh-LEE-nuh

    You should say: Seh-LEH-nah

    2.

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    If you say: Mih-GWELL

    You should say: MEEG-ell

    3.

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    If you say: Gwah-DAH-loo-pee

    You should say: Wah-dah-LU-peh

    4.

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    If you say: Agg-will-AIR-uh

    You should say: Ah-ghee-LEH-rah

    5.

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    If you say: GAR-sha

    You should say: Gar-SEE-uh

    6.

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    If you say: Vur-GAH-rah

    You should say: Vair-GAH-rah

    7.

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    If you say: Jew-WAN

    You should say: Who-AHN

    8.

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    If you say: Vel-ASS-kwez

    You should say: Vel-AH-skez

    9.

    Yuri Cortez / Getty

    If you say: Her-RARE-ruh

    You should say: Eh-REH-rah

    10.

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    If you say: So-toe-MAY-orr

    You should say: So-toh-MY-or

    11.

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    If you say: Rih-VER-uh

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

    12.

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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.

    Universal / Via michellexrodriguez.tumblr.com

    If you say: ROD-rig-ehz

    You should say: Roh-DREEG-ehz

    14.

    American Latino / Via youtube.com

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

    You should say: HI-meh

    15.

    Frederick M. Brown / Getty

    If you say: SEEZ-urr.

    You should say: SEH-sar

    16.

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    If you say: Cuh-STILL-oh

    You should say: Kah-STEE-yoh

    17.

    Kevin Winter / Getty

    If you say: ROW-bulls

    You should say: ROH-bless

    18.

    Telemundo / Via youtube.com

    If you say: Kwin-tuh-NIL-uh

    You should say: Keen-tah-KNEE-yah

    19.

    Christian Petersen / Getty

    If you say: MOY-seez

    You should say: MOY-sess

    20.

    Ethan Miller / Getty

    If you say: HIM-en-aise

    You should say: He-MEH-nez

    21.

    Jeff Gross / Getty

    If you say: VASS-kwez

    You should say: VAH-skez

    22.

    Ginanni Ferrari / Getty

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

    You should say: Roh-SEE-oh

    23.

    Christopher Lee / Getty

    If you say: MAR-tih-nez

    You should say: Mar-TEE-nez

    24.

    Gary Gershoff / Getty

    If you say: Fuh-TEE-muh

    You should say: FAH-tee-mah

    25.

    Topical Press Agency / Getty

    If you say: VILL-uh

    You should say: VEE-yah

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