How to pronounce tennis players names- djokovic, kvitova, j

Kvitova Video clip Score: 4 / 5[/random]

  • By daimdar, June 24, 2013 @ 4:39 am

    The Serbian one is good but not the Czech. Really to say a Czech name you need to understand the effect that the accents have. Petra Kvitová. The accented a always carries stress so it would be more like Kvitov-AH. I find Petra’s name in fact is one of those frequently well pronounced. People like Lucie Safarova or Hradecka/Hlavackova have a worse time.

  • By greatandlate23, June 24, 2013 @ 4:41 am

    Actually that’s not quite right. In Serbian the o is more like ‘or’. So, really it is Jor-kor-vich. When people say joke-a-vich it is really wrong. Jock-a-vich is closer, but if you can get the ‘or’ sound it is much better.

  • By colligyn, June 24, 2013 @ 4:45 am

    No I don’t,no offence but if you’re gonna teach people how to pronounce a name, you have to do it correctly, also I didn’t dislike your video,I don’t know about the other names so I don’t say anything.

  • By ChannelSonja, June 24, 2013 @ 5:30 am

    then u dont need this video do u =)

  • By colligyn, June 24, 2013 @ 5:31 am

    Sorry but you did it wrong,Djokovic pronounced it today AO 2013.
    the “J” should pronounce strongly and the first “O” is got an Oh sound not Ah sound like how you pronounce “O” in “Joke” ,but the most difficult thing for english speakers is that in english syllables have different length but in so many languages syllables got the same length. so it’s kind of hard to pronounce his name in a way he pronounced it today,as you saw he wasn’t happy when jim tried to pronounce his name correctly.

  • By jss7878, June 24, 2013 @ 5:53 am

    Great work Sonja! I was watching the tennis on Ch7 today with Bruce and Jim Courier discussing this. Bruce had the correct pronunciation 🙂

  • By 84tricky, June 24, 2013 @ 6:16 am

    Ok, Im sick of people pronouncing Djokovic’s name Joke-a-vich. Get a clue.

    Also, H is pronounced Haytch not Aytch, the whole point of the letter H is the hhhhhh noise as in Hello, Howdy, Hiya, Ham sandwhich, Hand bad. HAYTCH. Has no one ever seen my fair lady. HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH…. *passes out*

  • By jcc207, June 24, 2013 @ 6:46 am

    You wouldn’t pronounce “F” feff. It’s eff

  • By jcc207, June 24, 2013 @ 7:19 am

    In english “H” is pronounced aytch not haytch (apart from some Northern English dialects)

  • By Dominik Patzner, June 24, 2013 @ 7:33 am

    Good work, but the Petra’s name – the A letter is long, because in Czech every woman has -ová in the last name, so Petra Kvitová
    But it’s great video for people, who can’t pronounce Slavic names and words (I know it’s quite hard). Continue in your work

  • By vunacar, June 24, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    There is nothing wrong with Jelena’s name except the accent. Every single non-Serbian speaker says the name at best as you did, but actually the name is spoken much faster, without the long ‘e’. So its not Yeleena (with long E) but actually faster, without emphasis on any letter, so its much more fluid. Jelena, say it fast and each letter with same voice length and you will get it right.

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