It’s pronounced “AH-dee-dahs,” with emphasis on the first syllable.
The brand is derived from the name of German founder Adolf Dassler.
If you’re American, you’re probably pronouncing the sneaker brand Adidas as “Ah-DEE-dus.” That’s completely wrong — it’s pronounced “AH-dee-dahs.”
Is it pronounced Nike or Nikey?
Nike chairman Phillip Knight has confirmed that it’s “Nikey” not “Nike”, meaning I’ve essentially been talking nonsense for years. The great pronunciation debate, second only to that of ‘gif’ and ‘jif’, came to a head after Knight was sent a letter asking him to circle the correct way of saying the brand name.
How do you pronounce Nike and Adidas?
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Is Adidas German?
Adidas AG (German: [ˈʔadiˌdas] AH-dee-DAHS; stylized as ɑdidɑs since 1949) is a multinational corporation, founded and headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, that designs and manufactures shoes, clothing and accessories.
How do you pronounce IKEA?
We say it as eye-KEY-uh, but the real pronunciation of the retailer’s name is ee-KAY-uh. If you ever shopped at an IKEA in Europe and pronounced eye-KEY-uh, those around you must have been shaking their heads in shame. Just look at Zlatan’s face when he hears Jimmy Kimmel pronounce IKEA the wrong way.
Is it pronounced GIF or Jif?
“It’s pronounced JIF, not GIF.” Just like the peanut butter. “The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations,” Wilhite told The New York Times. “They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.