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How to pronounce Huawei

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Can you pronounce Huawei? See what happened when our team took to the streets of New York to test the public's pronunciation.
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kangaroo (7 days ago)
Hehe im watching this video on a huawei p9 lol
motanell motanell (10 days ago)
Huauei... But american dont know only APPLE AIFON :))))
ifzfzts ifxtxt (14 days ago)
We pronounce in Austria (near German, we speak German too) Hoouhwhy
Elmer Olid (18 days ago)
No way, Wah-wey. Hahahhere in the philippines, huawei is very popular now, but we still read it hwa-wey
LFOVCF (19 days ago)
In the 80s, Mitsubishi was pronounced correctly for cars, but when they did TVs and VCRs etc, the efforts to say it was so funny....Mitsobusi...Mitsabooshi etc
Roasted Fanta (21 days ago)
it’s huar-weigh
Fox McCloud (24 days ago)
All the time I prononunce Hwah-Way
Irakli Gabisonia (26 days ago)
And only in Russia someone calls it Huy awei
Andi (27 days ago)
In my country everbody calls it ho-ah-wa-i
Abdon Buena (1 month ago)
No way, WAh-way. The best part of this video is that it was posted by Huawei themselves.
nizicike hoppet (1 month ago)
who are we?
Seto Kaiba (1 month ago)
I am pretty sure it is pronounced as Who-Ah-Way...I even watched a an interview of Huawei, he was Chinese and he pronounced it like that...
JJWalker (1 month ago)
Garth "wow", Wayne "way!"
Blank Gamer-EX (1 month ago)
259 people still calls it hawai
cbcdesign001 (1 month ago)
Spelt phonetically I prefer to pronounce it hoo-ah-way because it just sounds better that way and there is an H at the beginning of the word! If was pronounced the way the man in the video says it is surely it would be spelt wua-way with no H!
podmizje (1 month ago)
"who-a way" would sound better
süleyman açıkbaş (1 month ago)
Muhteşem bir telefon
Sufie Ahmd (1 month ago)
RobiePAX (1 month ago)
As long as the brand name starts with "H", the people will continue ignoring the "W". Either rebrand the name the way it sounds, or accept de facto naming of the brand because majority of consumers are calling it the way they see it spelled.
Wewe Gombell (2 months ago)
The correct is 华为 (huá weí). Huá (2nd tone) means splendid, magnificent or prosperous. While weí (2nd tone) could mean act, become, or achievement.
Clorox Bleach (2 months ago)
in sweden we say hawaii
inbloom3250 (3 months ago)
Who-Ah-Vay in russian 😅
Hùng Chiu (3 months ago)
Who are we 🤣
J (3 months ago)
SID A-1 (3 months ago)
Who are we!!! thats how its prenounced
Omphile Seperepere (3 months ago)
Xd im watching this with an HUAWEI P9 Lite
yash vanjani (3 months ago)
i think this is the worst video from any tech company specially for a company like Huawei (even i use huawei products) it actually shows that people still don't know anything about brand.
Clorox Bleach (3 months ago)
I pronounce it Hua-wei
Clorox Bleach (2 months ago)
Zhenhuan Huang (3 months ago)
amine amine (3 months ago)
Wrong the sky man since long time
murraysdreams (4 months ago)
This is why you translate words before marketing them internationally.
The Almighty John Solid (4 months ago)
This video saved my life (ok not really) but this had been irratating me for ages.
Ngwako Sekhula (4 months ago)
It is this kinda names that make me miss Siemens
kageyurei (4 months ago)
I'm afraid this video is incorrect, as Huawei is 华为 in Chinese. In Mandarin, 华 is pronounced as 'hua' and 为 as 'wei'. Even if it were to be pronounced in Cantonese (which is not the case, since Mandarin is the standard language across China), these characters would be pronounced 'wah' and 'why'... So the pronunciation of 'wah-way' is actually using two different languages, which makes no sense at all...? This explains why it's spelled Huawei in Latin script, and not Wahwei. Additionally, multinational, billion-dollar corporations generally know the difference between H and W. Furthermore, a white American guy is probably not the best source of learning how to pronounce Chinese words, just as chicken balls and fortune cookies are not accurate examples of Chinese cuisine.
Zhe Li (4 months ago)
it should be Who-ah Wei (make the first two syllables close as one) in Chinese, and actually the guy at 0:47 was pretty close. I down't know why it's Wah Wei in English.
Charles Martel (4 months ago)
True story: When I called Huawei last year they said "Welcome to Hue-ah-way" but I knew better
Rectus Rectumius (5 months ago)
That doesn't make sense. 华为 doesn't have a silent H.
Eric Li (5 months ago)
Are you kidding? It's pronounced "huawei," or 华为。Seriously, has no American heard of Pinyin?
April Sedillo (5 months ago)
Most people here in my place pronounce it like "WHO-WAY" >..<
Jack The SNAKE (6 months ago)
In my country they call it Ha-Wa-Weeeeeeee...
Matt (6 months ago)
could have just asked 'are you an iphone user'
Ian Hollis (6 months ago)
That's sure as shit not how my hundreds of students in China pronounce it. And it's entirely the fault of whomever it was that came up with the current standard romanizations for Chinese in the first place. YOU'RE SAYING IT WRONG!!! (More to the point, you're STILL saying it wrong!!!)
henry nguyen (6 months ago)
Trill1 (6 months ago)
Stuart (7 months ago)
Thank god you made this it was annoying me how to say this
TheRealRoka (7 months ago)
Make it Hawaii to get this over with
Aravind (7 months ago)
"who wa v" - a silver dude
Zoren Wang (7 months ago)
wa way😁haha
John Villanueva (8 months ago)
Sils Wei (8 months ago)
Haw can you idiots not even teach people how to pronounce the name correctly. Either use the Cantonese (voted worst sounding Chinese dialect) method, which would be "wah-waii" OR use the Mandarin (OFFICIAL FUCKING DIALIECT OF CHINA SO USE IT) "hwa-way" inflect your tone up for the first part, and then down for the second Hua = The etymology of the character 华 is derived from "花" which means "flower". This is hinted at in Huawei's logo. The character can also mean "splendid" or "magnificent." Wei = The second character of Huawei's name, 为, means "action" or "achievement." Now that you have been educated on this topic, act like it and prove you earned that second Sapien in Homo Sapien Sapien (aka Human).
laracroftvideos (8 months ago)
Who ah wee gives it an almost metaphysical edge, I LIKE IT.
verrycoolaccount (9 months ago)
I've always said Hwa Way. Pretty close.
rui xia (9 months ago)
who~are~we lolll this is also a correct way
朱哥 (9 months ago)
rubikfan1 (9 months ago)
lol ik zeg altijd hoe aaaa wij. blijkbaar niet goed.
Richard Claassen (9 months ago)
i love Huawei greetings from the Netherlands 👍
Remington Mcneese (9 months ago)
All of my woodworks I made with WoodPrix. Google and try it.
Samantha Who? (9 months ago)
Hahaha well the W was wrongly pronounced. LOL
BOBO (10 months ago)
I'm sticking with 'hwa-way
Haikel TV (10 months ago)
i pronounce it High-way people in my country pronounce it hwewy
Crazy Guy321 (10 months ago)
lol its so easy to pronounce for me
Ruler FC (10 months ago)
I was called Wah way to Hua wyi
Ruler FC (10 months ago)
Hahaha 😂😂😂
aloe agave (10 months ago)
Who are we ? We are Huawei .
hypercoder (11 months ago)
its an arbitrary pronunciation. like nike. here is hen hao pronunciation (chinese for well) https://translate.google.com/#auto/zh-CN/hen%20hao
hypercoder (11 months ago)
TempusWare (11 months ago)
I pronounce it like "hwa-way" Someone I know pronounces it like "who-wee"
Mohammed A. Gomaa (1 year ago)
Back in time when Huawei haven't been well known yet.
NaturalBornLeader (1 year ago)
Im so wowed by their phones that im calling it Wowwei!
gardnerdean (1 year ago)
Now I know
chinesemaster (1 year ago)
Woo is Wa Wei? In China, it's only known as Hua Wei, with an H.
shunky mkhombo (1 year ago)
in my country we call it hawaii😭😭
Mike Trieu (1 year ago)
This PR guy is a disaster. Way to dumb down the Chinese language with a literal slur.
Vaovey ulan!
In Sync Gaming (1 year ago)
I'm getting a Huawei on Boxing Day!
Alec Laranang (1 year ago)
I pronounce it Who-Ah-Wei My Dad pronounce it Hyu-Wa-Wei My Mom pronounce it Who-Wei-Wie LOL!
BΣΣЯΛМV Ҳ.Ҳ (1 year ago)
In Spanish it is commonly pronounced as: "Ha-wei" or "Hua-wei" (Emphasizing "Hua") xD
ao_s15 (1 year ago)
I've been pronouncing it Hwah-Way guess its close enoght
ao_s15 (1 year ago)
And I own a Huawei Y3 II. its fucking awsome
Animation Lover (1 year ago)
I know how to pronounce it cause i'm chinese
Jonny Boy (1 year ago)
awesome now i know what my watch is called FINALLY!
vik_psn (1 year ago)
in Germany they pronounce it "Who A Why" -.- I kept pronouncing it the right way, but nobody understood what I was talking about. So I decided to give up and just pronounce it the wrong way (and the only way the Germans know how) and then I (!!!) a Chinese student get corrected by a woman who worked for Huawei once haha also: the "h" in "hua" is NOT silent
banescar (1 year ago)
Same in Austria... But I say that I don't know what they're talking about if they say "Who A Why" :D
hahazzzzzww (1 year ago)
clement chen (1 year ago)
A lot of people is using huawei cellphone in Europe. Because the protectionism of USA government which do not let Huawei enter US market, that is main reason why so many persons in US, they have no idea on HUAWEI. That is unfair.
Wingkeung Tse (1 year ago)
Shadow S In China we call it China South sea,because it belongs to us since ancient time,we just lost the control of the south sea and the islands there in the past decades due to a weak China.But today China changed a lot,we have ability to own the south sea,and we just want our belongings back.China is always a piece nation,never invade others,which is different from United States and USSR.
Shadow S (1 year ago)
Ummm...Its on the US market and has been for the past year and a half. Like I can got to the store and buy it right now, and I am after Christmas. This is why the US and China don't have good relations. Because you think You can do or say whatever you want. Like building a military base in the South China Sea. Just because it has your name attached to it doesn't make the whole sea your own.
Pika Pika (1 year ago)
Hua means China, Wei means Accomplish
Wewe Gombell (2 months ago)
The correct is 华为 (huá weí). Huá (2nd tone) means splendid, magnificent or prosperous. While weí (2nd tone) could mean act, become, or achievement.
HUO ZX (3 months ago)
Hua could be 华、花 or 话. 华 originally means beautiful, elegant. 华夏 means China. So China is a derived meaning of 华. So Pika Jin is correct on this, because HUAWEI is 华为 instead of 话喂. Your explanation works only in the 话喂 case.
Zhenhuan Huang (3 months ago)
Tze Qin 话喂,贼鸡巴溜
Mahmud Rahman (5 months ago)
So that means that Huawei means China Accomplish.
Pika Pika (11 months ago)
from your name "Tat", you must be overseas. Huawei is a mandarin word. Hua represents tons of Chinese character, in the word "Huawei" it only represents "华“。I hope "native Chinese" overseas have better manner than you. Cheers.
Vikitoria00 (1 year ago)
Abeeha Batool (1 year ago)
I have wah-we y5ll
Abeeha Batool (1 year ago)
but nice name.............wah-we!!😁
Abeeha Batool (1 year ago)
why did you guys made such a hard brand name for cell phones and electronics
Wilson Wu (1 year ago)
Hua Wei is from the sound of Chinese PInYin, not from English.The reason why we call it is Huawei's Chairman, Mr.Ren Zhengfei want more foreigners to learn a lillte bit more Chinese Pinyin. The more you know Chinese, the more you will understand how amazing and powerful Hua Wei is.
Pika Pika (1 year ago)
Hua means China, Wei means Accomplish
Luis Taveras (1 year ago)
Wegrem (1 year ago)
hüvely, teljesen egyértelmű
Equinox - (1 year ago)
I attempted huawei pronunciation into google voice. It gave me directions to local highways..
luxiang guo (1 year ago)
HAO PANG (1 year ago)
It’s hard to explain, but this name is really makes lot of senses in Chinese.
vik_psn (1 year ago)
I always thought the "wei" was the answer-telephone-"wei", but it's the "for" wei :O
王德王 (1 year ago)
who are wei
Berdy (1 year ago)
Huahwi? :D
EGYPTMohamed Fayz (1 year ago)
I will still call it who wa way, sounds good for me
Mehebuba Arfin (1 month ago)
MasterWeggies (1 year ago)
Byron Dowling (1 year ago)
I'm American and I just face palmed that so many people had no idea who Huawei is.
Tanveer Ahmad (3 months ago)
The video was posted back in the day when iphone ruled the people of US...there was no big Samsung market or HTC or anything back then. Now conduct the same experiment and I'm sure pretty much everyone will be aware of it. I mean, Huawei is a global brand.. its not just in Asia...it is global.
TheParanoid Monkey (8 months ago)
i guess this video was posted back when they weren't so well known
dash (1 year ago)
Yeah it's understandable. If it's not in America, most won't know about it.
Byron Dowling (1 year ago)
Fair points
Dan (1 year ago)
Well, the video is from 2012.
Keld Eriksen (1 year ago)
Nice, just bought my p9 yesterday and i pronounce it HU-av-EY ;-s today im looking for a cover, and youtube is my friend - wah-way
Victor Zhang (1 year ago)
Actually, it happens to be the typical northern chinese pronounciation.
Mikhail Sorokin (1 year ago)
это Хуявей... либо "нехороший линия"
Clayton Gendron (1 year ago)
well, this is stupid. the h isn't silent. they probably used "wah" because English speakers are too incompetent to add the "h" ... if Westerners can't even pronounce yang or wang, I can see why hua would be beyond their abilities.
Dee Vee (1 year ago)
at least we're not unnecessarily insulting
Piernic (1 year ago)
native english speakers are retarded.

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