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BMW is the acronym everyone uses to describe the world-renowned car brand. The full name, Bayerische Motoren Werke – or Bavarian Motor Works – is a bit of a mouthful after all (➜ Read more: The BMW name and its history).
And, as the above would indicate, it is German – Bavaria is a state in the south of Germany – the initials just happen to be the same in English. But even acronyms can be pronounced in a wildly different way, depending on what language you speak or even what accent you have. Ever thought about what the German pronunciation sounds like, or how to say BMW “correctly”?
Find out in the video below how to say BMW as the Germans do.
Author: Nina Kleine-Vogelpoth; Video: Philipp Roth, Anian Krone; Make-up: Anna Noé