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From your car and your sneakers to your favourite appliances, German products are part of our daily lives. And, even though you think we’re pronouncing them right, you’re probably not.

It turns out the 'e' at the end of Porsche isn’t just there to make the word look as expensive as the car itself. The 'e' is actually pronounced... but as a small 'a'. So, the next time you see a 911 and want to comment on how much you like it, throw in the 'e' at the end of Porsche – Porsh-ah.

The next time you’re offering to buy a round of shots, impress your friends by pronouncing Jägermeister correctly. Disclaimer: By trying to pronounce it the German way, you’re probably going to look drunk already.

Knee-vey-ah. Not entirely sure what we’re talking about? Trust us, you do, you just don’t know it. It’s the German way of pronouncing Nivea. You know, the face and body lotion millions of people use on a daily basis?

Seriously though, if you want to pronounce Haribo correctly, you’re going to have to stuff your mouth full of these delicious jelly sweets to get closer to the German pronunciation.

It might be the Afrikaans influence saving us South African's, but it's actually pretty impressive how many German brand names we’re pronouncing correctly.

Watch the German Girl In America video below for these and other German brand names you’re probably pronouncing wrong.

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