Hey guys, it's Ella!

As someone who loves learning languages and the pronunciation that comes along with it, I thought of writing an article about the right pronunciation of names of a few celebrities that we all most likely know and love.

I came across a video where Shawn Mendes gets really triggered by the fact that people pronounce the name of Camila Cabello incorrectly and this idea to write down a few more names crossed my mind immediately because I've never seen anything about this topic here before. This is for all the people out there who get their names mispronounced. :)

1. Camila Cabello

✧ Who? »»— Singer
✧ Origin: »»— Spanish
✧ Popular songs: »»— Havana, Crying in the Club, Never Be the Same

As I mentioned before, her name gets mispronounced very often, I'm not gonna lie, before watching the video, I wasn't pronouncing her name correctly as well.

Correct pronunciation: CamEEla CabeYo

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2. Amanda Seyfried

✧ Who? »»— Actress
✧ Origin: »»— German
✧ You may know her from: »»— Mamma Mia!, Les Misérables, Mean Girls

I saw a video of annoyed Amanda talking about this topic a long time ago and one thing that got me laughing was the fact that her sister pronounces their surname differently.

Correct pronunciation: SIGH-fred

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3. Jake Gyllenhaal

✧ Who? »»— Actor
✧ Origin: »»— Swedish
✧You may know him from: »»— Donnie Darko, Zodiac, Prisoners

Jake is an incredible actor, I absolutely adore him, but it gives me hard time to pronounce his name because whenever I look it up, I forget it in a few minutes... Even Jake keeps making fun of interviewers that ask him this question, which is always a lot of fun to watch, let's hope he wasn't kidding with this one.

Correct pronunciation: YEEL-en-HALL

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4. Saoirse Ronan

✧ Who? »»— Actress
✧ Origin: »»— Irish
✧ You may know her from: »»— Brooklyn, The Host, How I Live Now

Okay, I gotta admit that this name terrifies me just from the look of it, I would usually avoid saying it, but that's why I'm writing this article, so I don't have to next time I mention her.

Correct pronounciation : SEER-sha

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5. Zach Galifianakis

✧ Who? »»— Actor
✧ Origin: »»— Greek
✧ You may know him from: »»— The Hangover, It's Kind of a Funny Story, Birdman

You won't have to refer to this great actor as the guy from The Hangover anymore, thank me later.

Correct pronunciation: GAL-i-fe-nak-iss

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That's about it, let me know if you want more of these!

With love,