06-24-2017, 03:22 PM
#1
User Info
In case anybody is interested here is a link to the proper Italian pronunciation of Proraso:

https://forvo.com/search/Proraso/

0 88
Reply
 06-24-2017, 04:05 PM
#2
  • Nero
  • Ban Groupthink from Earth
  • le montagne
User Info
Pro rah zo

57 2,545
Reply
 06-25-2017, 04:33 AM
#3
  • MaxP
  • Senior Member
  • Madison, WI
User Info
Thanks.

I always said poor-AH-so. Slightly dyslexic, I know.

57 1,562
Reply
 06-25-2017, 09:32 AM
#4
User Info
(06-24-2017, 04:05 PM)Nero Wrote: Pro rah zo

+1

79 1,295
Reply
 06-26-2017, 09:19 PM
#5
User Info
Pro-rah-sso (not zo)

0 1
Reply
 06-26-2017, 09:30 PM
#6
User Info
(06-26-2017, 09:19 PM)amastilovic Wrote: Pro-rah-sso (not zo)

Non. no, it is zo. In Italian, the intervocal "s" is pronounced a "z." Bosogna sapere l'italiano!

0 88
Reply
 06-27-2017, 05:45 AM
#7
  • Nero
  • Ban Groupthink from Earth
  • le montagne
User Info
Definitely -zo.
Not -sso.

57 2,545
Reply
 06-27-2017, 07:24 AM
#8
User Info
Good to know.  I am from the South, always said:

Pro Ray Zo

13 465
Reply
 06-27-2017, 01:52 PM
#9
  • chazt
  • Senior Member
  • Bayside, NY
User Info
My next door neighbor is from Italy. He says, "pro ray zo."

4 1,915
Reply
 06-27-2017, 02:00 PM
#10
User Info
(06-27-2017, 01:52 PM)chazt Wrote: My next door neighbor is from Italy. He says, "pro ray zo."

He must say "pro rah zo," unless he's lying about coming from Italy. Biggrin

0 88
Reply
 06-27-2017, 02:52 PM
#11
  • Nero
  • Ban Groupthink from Earth
  • le montagne
User Info
(06-27-2017, 02:00 PM)Ilnones Wrote:
(06-27-2017, 01:52 PM)chazt Wrote: My next door neighbor is from Italy. He says, "pro ray zo."

He must say "pro rah zo," unless he's lying about coming from Italy. Biggrin

Haha
... Or Americanizing/Anglicizing the word.

By rules of the Italian language, it's Pro Rah Zo... and it's confirmed with the audio clip of the Italian guy that is linked in the OP.

57 2,545
Reply
 06-27-2017, 03:49 PM
#12
  • chazt
  • Senior Member
  • Bayside, NY
User Info
(06-27-2017, 02:52 PM)Nero Wrote:
(06-27-2017, 02:00 PM)Ilnones Wrote:
(06-27-2017, 01:52 PM)chazt Wrote: My next door neighbor is from Italy. He says, "pro ray zo."

He must say "pro rah zo," unless he's lying about coming from Italy. Biggrin

Haha
... Or Americanizing/Anglicizing the word.

That's entirely likely. He was educated in England and has lived here for ten years.

4 1,915
Reply
 06-27-2017, 03:52 PM
#13
User Info
Were I to guess, I would think the Proraso company doesn't care ... let me explain - 

I once had a warranty issue and I needed to phone a rifle scope company.  The company is Leupold.  They also make other optics.
The customer service rep answered the phone ... "Loo-pold customer service ...."  And I replied, "Well that answers my first question.  I've heard both 'Loo-pold' and 'Leo-pold' and I wondered how it was correctly pronounced."

Without missing a beat, she said, "We don't care how you pronounce it - as long as you keep buying our scopes!"  

So - as long as we keep buying soaps and creams ... I bet they don't care how we say it   Wink

2 175
Reply
 06-27-2017, 06:14 PM
#14
User Info
I'm sure Proraso doesn't care, but it bugs me to think that traditional wet shavers are lathering up with something they mispronounce. We all have our quirks.

0 88
Reply
 06-28-2017, 08:13 AM
#15
User Info
It bugs me to think someone might hear what I call the soap in my bathroom.

0 70
Reply
 06-28-2017, 08:58 AM
#16
User Info
(06-27-2017, 03:52 PM)1981Eagle Wrote: Were I to guess, I would think the Proraso company doesn't care ... let me explain - 

I once had a warranty issue and I needed to phone a rifle scope company.  The company is Leupold.  They also make other optics.
The customer service rep answered the phone ... "Loo-pold customer service ...."  And I replied, "Well that answers my first question.  I've heard both 'Loo-pold' and 'Leo-pold' and I wondered how it was correctly pronounced."

Without missing a beat, she said, "We don't care how you pronounce it - as long as you keep buying our scopes!"  

So - as long as we keep buying soaps and creams ... I bet they don't care how we say it   Wink

Well put.  And Leupold does indeed make world class optics

48 5,713
Reply
 07-03-2017, 09:01 AM
#17
User Info
For it to be pronounced "pro ray zo" it would have to be spelled "Proreso".

0 272
Reply
 07-11-2017, 05:16 AM
#18
  • Nero
  • Ban Groupthink from Earth
  • le montagne
User Info
Many people might not realize...
Proraso is their branding word for this-
Pro = professional
Raso = ~~razor (shaving)

So, Proraso is really just a fictitious, marketing word for "professional shaving" products.

And if you recognize that the second half of the word means (loosely) razor then it should *help to remember the English is similar sounding (English -z, not -ss). But the "a" sound is always going to the "ah" in Italian 1000% of the time (never the English "ay" like "say").

57 2,545
Reply
 07-11-2017, 07:22 AM
#19
  • max1ci6
  • Senior Member
  • Ancona, Italy
User Info
I am italian and confirm the pronunciation in the link of the first message whatever it sounds to you.

0 1,044
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)