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19 Celebrity Names You’re Probably Pronouncing Wrong

Saturday, September 10th 2016. | Tips and Tricks

Rihanna

RihannaEmma Kapotes/Rd.com, iStock

Don’t say: Ree-AH-nuh… Instead say: Ree-AN-uh

Ralph Fiennes

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Amanda Seyfried

Amanda SeyfriedEmma Kapotes/Rd.com, iStock

Don’t say: SAY-freed… Instead say: SIGH-frid

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Martin Scorsese

Martin ScorseseEmma Kapotes/Rd.com, iStock
Don’t say: Scor-SAY-see… Instead say: Scor-SEZ-ee. (Scorsese has a thing for directing gangster movies, but did you know assassin originally meant hashish eater? Find out other words that changed meanings here.)

Demi Moore

Demi MooreEmma Kapotes/Rd.com, iStock

Don’t say: DEM-ee… Instead say: Duh-MEE

Eva Mendez

Eva MendezEmma Kapotes/Rd.com, iStock

Don’t say: EE-va… Instead say: AY-va

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Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay LohanEmma Kapotes/Rd.com, iStock

Don’t say: LOW-han… Instead say: LOW-en

Ralph Lauren

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Steve Buscemi

Steve BuscemiEmma Kapotes/Rd.com, iStock

Don’t say: Boo-SHEM-ee… Instead say: BOO-seh-mee

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Ioan Gruffudd

Ioan GruffuddEmma Kapotes/Rd.com, iStock

Don’t say: Eye-OH-an GRUFF-ud… Instead say: YO-an GRIH-fith

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey DeschanelEmma Kapotes/Rd.com, iStock

Don’t say: ZOO-ee DESH-a-nel… Instead say: ZOH-ee Day-shuh-NELL

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel EjioforEmma Kapotes/Rd.com, iStock

Don’t say: The guy from 12 Years a SlaveInstead say: CHOO-ih-tell EDGE-ee-oh-for

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Kaley Cuoco

Kaley CuocoEmma Kapotes/Rd.com, iStock

Don’t say: CAL-ey Ko-KO… Instead say: KAY-lee KWO-ko

Julianne Hough

Julianne HoughEmma Kapotes/Rd.com, iStock

Don’t say: How or Hoe… Instead say: Huff

Rachel Weisz

Rachel WeiszEmma Kapotes/Rd.com, iStock

Don’t say: Whys… Instead say: Vice.

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Chloë Sevigny

Chloë SevignyEmma Kapotes/Rd.com, iStock

Don’t say: Klo-EH Suh-VIG-nee… Instead say: KLO-ee SEV-uh-nee

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Nikolaj Coster-WaldauEmma Kapotes/Rd.com, iStock

Don’t say: Jaime Lannister from Game of ThronesInstead say: Nee-ko-LY COS-ter–Wall-DOW.

Charlize Theron

Charlize TheronEmma Kapotes/Rd.com, iStock

Don’t say: CHAR-lees Ther-OWN… Instead say: Shar-LEES THAIR-en

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Liev Schreiber

Liev SchreiberEmma Kapotes/Rd.com, iStock
Don’t say: Leave SHREE-bur… Instead say: LEE-ev SHRYE-bur

Sources: stylecaster.com, hellogiggles.com, huffingtonpost.co.uk, hollywood.com, people.com, wdish.com

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