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Are You Pronouncing These Names Wrong?

CLASS IS IN SESSION

So, I saw a fancam of a girl calling JR from GOT7 "J-R" instead of "Junior" and I wanted to share some commonly mis-pronounced Kpop idol names and groups!
Leave other ones in the comments too^^

Zelo

Often pronounced: Zeelo or Z-Low
Correct pronunciation: Jello with a Z :) Zello~

Ravi

Often pronounced: Like the "a" sound in "rad", Ravi Correct pronunciation: Rahhhhvi, like the "a" sound in "awesome"

EXID

Often pronounced: "ehx-id" Correct pronunciation: E-X-I-D (ee-ehx-eye-dee)

BTOB


Often pronounced: Bee-tob :)
Correct pronunciation: Bee-too-Bee

Leo


Often pronounced: Lee-oh
Correct pronunciation: Lay-oh

Sehun


Often pronounced: Say-huhn, say-heun
Correct pronunciation: Say-hoon

Mino


Often pronounced: Mee-no
Correct pronunciation: My-no

CNU

Often pronounced: See-En-You Correct pronunciation: Shin-oo

Taeyang

Often pronounced: Tay-yang (as in yin-yang) Correct pronunciation: Tay-yahhhng (like yawn)

What other Kpop words do you hear mispronounced?!

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@moonstals It is pronounced MYNO. I think a lot of people just assume MEENO is the correct way to say it. I think @PassTheSuga and @aabxo might know this as well.
can you find one for taehyun and jinwoo from winner ? c: i can never figure out how to say their names
@majesticx Tay (like 'say') and Hyun (like 'bun') // Jin (like demin jeans, but just one...'jean' hahah) and ooooo (like Uber' haha):D
You won't believe all the times I've heard Xiumin pronounced incorrectly ;~; Like I feel bad correcting people but it gets kinda out of hand with all the "Xeeoo-mins" being thrown around =3=