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Alex97

[TZUYUIST] Tzuyu's Name Pronounciation

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Tell me Honestly.... HONESTLY..

How did you pronounce Tzuyu's name when you first saw/read it? Cause I'm pretty sure I failed hard.

I pronounced it as 'TZU - YOU' (My friends were even making fun of me saying that it sounds like 'Toyo' (soy sauce in tagalog) lol)

Don't get me wrong, I know how to read hangul, I was just doubting myself cause the English romanization is different from it's Hangul form.

In a few hours, I started pronouncing it as 'Chewy' and another few more hours finally! 'Jjeuwi'

 

It was such an adventure just trying to learn how to pronounce a name.

And then I heard someone say about Tzuyu's Pinyin and how you actually read it.. then I got confused again OTL

 

Then I found this on OH:

Taiwanese: Pronounced Zu-yu

 

Chinese Characters/Mandarin: Pronounced Zi-yu

 

Hangul: Pronounced like Joo - Hee

 

Apparently... Chewy/Joohee is her nickname... wow... -a moment o realization-

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I always pronounced her name as 'Joo-hee' cos that was how she introduced herself in videos and stuff HAHA thanks for all this info though Alex, I never knew LOL

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lol, at first i pronounced it the same you did 'TZU - YOU' haha. but if they're so many pronounciations, what's the right way? also joohee in korean means chewy, right? (lol idk any korean at all)

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Actually Chewy is not Tzuyu's best nickname... Toyo is.

*waits for someone to edit a pic of Tzuyu into a pic of a soy sauce bottle*

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It's kinda weird how different the Korean version is to her actual Chinese name LOL
In Korean it's like "ju-wee" but the 'w' sound just isn't really pronounced, whereas in Mandarin it's like "zi-yu" and in Taiwanese "tzu-you" (basically the same way it's romanised).
I can't vouch entirely for the Taiwanese pronunciation tho since I'm not familiar with it //__\\ but anyway I just say it most like the way the Hangul spells it out since it's what I hear the most often.

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I was really curious about something, and found this:

Her name 周子瑜 is actually the exact same thing as the name of the general and strategist 周瑜 in the Three Kingdoms Period. A "子" (meaning child) is added to the middle, making Tzuyu a cute/baby general? :tw_blush:

:ny-tough:

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Before watching her introduce herself I read her name as 'Zhu-You' based on how it was spelt and looking back now I'm really embarrassed about it xD I can pronounce it correctly now so that's it I guess ~

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If I were to put it in the best way possible for English-native speakers it is pronounced like this:

"Joe - Zi - Yoowe"

周 - 子 - 瑜

Just use Google Translate's pronunciation of it, it's fine.

 

Source: I speak Chinese/Mandarin/Whatever you want to call it

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On 11/18/2015 at 4:25 PM, TJ said:

Actually Chewy is not Tzuyu's best nickname... Toyo is.

*waits for someone to edit a pic of Tzuyu into a pic of a soy sauce bottle*

568babe98beed_tzuyusoysauce.png.3b9316fd

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Just now, JooWeed said:

568babe98beed_tzuyusoysauce.png.3b9316fd

WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO

FINALLY

AFTER MORE THAN A MONTH

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3 minutes ago, TJ said:

WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO

FINALLY

AFTER MORE THAN A MONTH

I guess it was worth the wait. :sn-cutie:

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22 minutes ago, TJ said:

lol was that yours?

or you PSed it yourself? xD

I just got a pic online then I cropped her face lol.

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I generally use the Chinese pronunciation, since I'm Chinese it sounds more natural (also I never use Chewy because all my friends think I'm creepy af when I saw it out loud)

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Hahaha honestly when I first saw her name, I was like..."Tzu-you"?...Then I heard "Chewy"...I was like...Isn't she Taiwanese? 

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