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Alla Kudryavtseva has always stumped me. It's that random v that gets me!

By the way, the opening post has really confused me. How are you supposed to pronounce Julie Coin, because it seems very simple to me!
It's like Koo-uh. It's difficult to write it with English letter because neither of the sounds exist in that language...

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Karolina Wlodarczak for sure lol

I think its just Wlodarchak.
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It's like Koo-uh. It's difficult to write it with English letter because neither of the sounds exist in that language...
http://translate.google.rs/?hl=en&q=...=wT#fr/en/coin
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lucie safarova

People just don't know they are mispronouncing it lol.
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Yes, I know how to pronounce it, my friend. I am fluent in French. It's just hard to transcribe it to English.

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It's like Koo-uh. It's difficult to write it with English letter because neither of the sounds exist in that language...
Oh really? I'd always just assumed it was pronounced like Coyn, as in "one pound coin" or what have you.

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Is it Li Na or Na Li?
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That cute chipmunk girl Max likes. First name Andrea. Last ends with -kova.

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Most people pronounce her first name as it is written in English. However I might be wrong but I think in Germany the e is pronounced as if it was accented. Maybe a german person can correct me on this but I think her name should be pronounced Sabiné.
If you want to have it with an accent, it's rather Sabinč.

We are kinda sloppy with a closing "e" in German, so it is never pronounced like the French é.

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If you want to have it with an accent, it's rather Sabinč.

We are kinda sloppy with a closing "e" in German, so it is never pronounced like the French é.
Thanks for the info. It seems that most people mispronounce Sabine by using 2 syllables instead of 3.
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lucie safarova

People just don't know they are mispronouncing it lol.
I was waiting for this one since her name was brought up several times before. I also think most people here don't even know they make a pronouncing mistake especially that ES crew has never called her right during all those years

btw, Puig's name is pronounced here at the start and it's obviously given as "Pooig" like I suspected unless my ears defy me. And the guy is definitely a native speaker


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I was waiting for this one since her name was brought up several times before. I also think most people here don't even know they make a pronouncing mistake especially that ES crew has never called her right during all those years
You cant really blame them.

Pronouncing her name correctly is basically mission impossible for everyone outside Eastern Europe.
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