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Old 10-14-2002, 02:31 PM   #1
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how do you pronounce "Kumho"?

i know it sounds unimportant, but i'm geting ready to order snow tires and am sure that unless i know how to say it correctly, i'll say it differently to each shop that gives me a quote.

could somebody type the phonetic pronounciation? thx
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Old 10-14-2002, 02:32 PM   #2
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Old 10-14-2002, 02:35 PM   #3
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thx.

i'm going to try out the I'zen Stud KW-11's and didn't want to sound like an idiot on the phone.
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Old 10-14-2002, 04:11 PM   #4
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actually, it's ggeum-ho... it's actually a korean word. go figure.. it's a korean tire company . it means... gold... something. haha.. my korean is pretty bad. but no one in America pronounces hyundai correctly, and no one seems to complain. so yeah, basically it doesn't matter.
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Old 10-14-2002, 04:38 PM   #5
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thx.

i'm going to try out the I'zen Stud KW-11's and didn't want to sound like an idiot on the phone.
That's a good choice. Best bang for buck winter tire around.
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Old 10-14-2002, 06:54 PM   #7
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actually, it's ggeum-ho... it's actually a korean word. go figure.. it's a korean tire company . it means... gold... something. haha.. my korean is pretty bad. but no one in America pronounces hyundai correctly, and no one seems to complain. so yeah, basically it doesn't matter.
I thought it meant rubber. Gee isn't that so straight forward. HAve you heard of Hankook tires? That means "korean" tires ahahha. Anyways we make better tires than cars. And just to show my KOrean PRide. Samsung, Goldstar, LG, Daewoo, KIA, and Hyundai is KOrean not JApanese. If you're wondering why KOrean cars suck, I don't know why, but we're the only other Asian country that make cars besides Japan.
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funny you ask how to pronounce something while on the internet.......................
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Old 10-14-2002, 07:10 PM   #9
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funny you ask how to pronounce something while on the internet.......................
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haha.. my korean is pretty bad. but no one in America pronounces hyundai correctly,

is it like "heo-ndaa"?? or something..
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Old 10-14-2002, 10:51 PM   #11
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I've heard people pronounce Hyundai "Hyoon-die." I tend to say "Hun-die"
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Old 10-15-2002, 09:14 AM   #12
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I thought it meant rubber. Gee isn't that so straight forward. HAve you heard of Hankook tires? That means "korean" tires ahahha. Anyways we make better tires than cars. And just to show my KOrean PRide. Samsung, Goldstar, LG, Daewoo, KIA, and Hyundai is KOrean not JApanese. If you're wondering why KOrean cars suck, I don't know why, but we're the only other Asian country that make cars besides Japan.
No no no..Taiwan and China all makes car..but they don't export.
And majority of the components in Ford Taurus, escort and something are all made in Taiwan.

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No no no..Taiwan and China all makes car..but they don't export.
And majority of the components in Ford Taurus, escort and something are all made in Taiwan.

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He's right. India makes cars too.
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Old 11-23-2002, 10:29 PM   #14
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If you're wondering why KOrean cars suck, I don't know why, but we're the only other Asian country that make cars besides Japan.
Why?

Because all the car companies in korea, Ssangyong, Daewoo, Samsung, Kia, Hyundai were conglomerates focusing on expansion rather than quality. Now with the conglomerates disintegrated and all the sub-companies spunoff, they can now focus on core competencies. The era of chaebols are history.

Samsung = electronics
Hyundai = autombiles + shipbuilding + construction
Daewoo = shipbuilding + automobiles
Ssangyong = taken over by Daewoo
Kia = autobiles.
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Old 11-25-2002, 12:25 AM   #15
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Hyundai, I am told, means "modern."

Also, don't make the "y" too hard.

Instead of "Hyun-die" I've been told to pronounce it more like "Hun-day."

I may be wrong.
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