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Carrefour - How Do You Pronounce It?

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Naam    11,425
carfoo is the correct thai pronounciation, as dictated by the rules of pronouncing thai script.

are you joking? since when does "thai pronunciation" apply to a french word?

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Humphrey Bear    784
carfoo is the correct thai pronounciation, as dictated by the rules of pronouncing thai script.

are you joking? since when does "thai pronunciation" apply to a french word?

Since it is written in Thai script alongside the French version.

By the way - for those Thai-speakers among us - what words have a final 'r' that is pronounced? (Or an 'l' for that matter)

If I had been setting up the company in Thailand I would have chosen a more easily identifiable name for my customers to use - being as the majority are Thai.

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Prakanong    1
carfoo is the correct thai pronounciation, as dictated by the rules of pronouncing thai script.

are you joking? since when does "thai pronunciation" apply to a french word?

Since it is written in Thai script alongside the French version.

By the way - for those Thai-speakers among us - what words have a final 'r' that is pronounced? (Or an 'l' for that matter)

If I had been setting up the company in Thailand I would have chosen a more easily identifiable name for my customers to use - being as the majority are Thai.

Nah - you have to keep the "Brand" recognisable worldwide and not change names for local markets.

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Prakanong    1
When I lived in Belgium the French speaking Belgians called it CarFour - then agan I might have heard wrongly.

They do say carfoor in Singapore but then Singaporeans have a very stange accent :o

Carfour (car-foor) or Carrefour (car -reuh - foor). Both are Ok. It just depends how fast (or how properly) you speak French.

I' m French.

Yeah - car-foor sounds more like what the Wallons said rather than car-4

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Naam    11,425
carfoo is the correct thai pronounciation, as dictated by the rules of pronouncing thai script.

are you joking? since when does "thai pronunciation" apply to a french word?

Since it is written in Thai script alongside the French version.

we non-thai readers read the french word, pronounce it the correct french way (if we know french) and care a flying fart how it is pronounced in thai or what rules might apply.

:o

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Meg_2003    0

I pronounce it "Care - Four " But all the thais do pronounce it as " Car - Foo "

If I need to say it to a Thai, Ill say " Car four" and they always understand..

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tropo    4,446
carfoo is the correct thai pronounciation, as dictated by the rules of pronouncing thai script.

The only reason Thais would say "carfoo" is because they can't pronounce the 'r' sound.

Carrefour is actually a French word but of course English speaking people don't usually pronounce French words (and places) the French way.

For a Frenchman, it's "karfur", and for English it's "car four".

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Rinrada    149

I am definately NOT English but call it Car -4.....so thats its name ....Car 4...... :o

on the other ...main...en francais ....avec une..... :D

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Rinrada    149

I am definately NOT English but still call it Car -4.....so thats its name ....Car 4...... :o

on the other ...main...en francais ....avec une..... :D

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N47HAN    481

Well with all these issues with just sayin the dam word im off to TESCO or is that LOTUS ? :o:D

(btw yup i know it used to be just lotus before tesco saved its sorry arse and bought it out)

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mr_hippo    4
Well with all these issues with just sayin the dam word im off to TESCO or is that LOTUS ? :o:D

(btw yup i know it used to be just lotus before tesco saved its sorry arse and bought it out)

Can you get your facts right?

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onzestan    0

Definate pronounciation tip :

Kar (a sound as in cat) foorrr (oo sound prolonged)

cheers

onzestan

(si c'est pas français c'est pas bon)

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When I lived in Belgium the French speaking Belgians called it CarFour - then agan I might have heard wrongly.

They do say carfoor in Singapore but then Singaporeans have a very stange accent :o

Not when in Singapore.

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