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is it zees or xais or zes (like zesty nachos)? anyone speaks german?

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zice.

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stickshift wrote in post #10409148external link
zice.

That's how I've always heard it pronounced.

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stickshift wrote in post #10409148external link
zice.

Is it similar to the pronunciation of "nice"?

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liquidstone wrote in post #10409236external link
Is it similar to the pronunciation of "nice"?

Yeah, Zeiss, Nice, Dice.

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I speak a bit of German, and in German when 'i' and 'e' are used together, the sound made is of the latter letter in the pair, so Zeiss is pronounced with the 'i' sound, like Zice

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It's pronounced as 'tsice'. .better still, you can hear the correct pronunciation here:

http://www.forvo.com/w​ord/carl_zeiss/external link

Most people get the first part right, but the 'Z' wrong. It's not 'z' as in zebra but pronounced as 'ts' in German.
German 'Z' pronunciation guide: http://userweb.port.ac​.uk ...io/pronounce/conson​z.htmlexternal link

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Agreed its zice! The Zeiss is nice so take a pic of my ice dice that go for a high price that were made by mice!:lol::lol::lol::lol:

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Combatmedic870 wrote in post #10409334external link
Agreed its zice! The Zeiss is nice so take a pic of my ice dice that go for a high price that were made by mice!:lol::lol::lol::lol:

No, it's not. The z is pronounced as 'ts'. Listen to the sample.

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It's "tsice", but in normal English (American?) fashion, we butcher the pronunciation because we know everything.

Hors d'oeuvre, anyone?

Personally, I use the "z" sound because pronouncing all foreign words properly probably makes me sound like a twit.

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shmoogy wrote in post #10409296external link
Yeah, Zeiss, Nice, Dice.

Don't think 'yeah' works... :p

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shmoogy wrote in post #10409296external link
Yeah, Zeiss, Nice, Dice.

Thanks..... I just met my quota of learning something new each day. Tomorrow and the days after, I'll try to learn how to properly pronounce Nikon, bokeh, Leica, Swarovski, etc. :)

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liquidstone wrote in post #10409530external link
Thanks..... I just met my quota of learning something new each day. Tomorrow and the days after, I'll try to learn for to properly pronounce Nikon, bokeh, Leica, Swarovski, etc. :)

Don't forget Canon though everyone just pronounces it like cannon.

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German is my mother tongue..

The "Z" is pronounced "TS" with the T being a bit softer than the S..

"EI" is pronounced like "eye".

"SS" is prononced as an elongated "S"..

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