How is Nissan pronounced?

Is it "niss-in"(sounds like mission) or "nee-san"(how most americans say it)?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Time for a Japanese lesson, since, hey, the company is a Japanese company, I live in Japan and my pronunciation is damn near perfect...

    In Japanese phonetics, there are actually three characters to make Nissan in written hiragana (にさん) and katakana (ニサン). But only two in Kanji (日産).

    The characters "に" or "ニ" represents the "ni" sound, pronounced "knee"

    The characters "さ" or "サ" represents the "sa" sound, pronounced "sah"

    The characters "ん" or "ン" represents the sound "n" which is just an "n" and is pronounced like the "n" in "can".

    So, phonetically, it's correct pronunciation is knee-san, like we Americans say it. British pronunciation is TOTALLY WRONG!!!

    Source(s): Live in Japan, speak Japanese and read hiragana and katakana.
    • LPC5 years agoReport

      Sam, you say it however you want, and if someone doesn't like, screw them.

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  • mike
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    2

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  • ?
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Nissan Pronunciation

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  • 9 years ago

    Nissan is pronounced 'Niss-an,' most Americans pronounce it in it's actual name form (when someone is called Nissan)

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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    How is Nissan pronounced?

    Is it "niss-in"(sounds like mission) or "nee-san"(how most americans say it)?

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    I still prefer new zealands way "nis-san"

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  • 9 years ago

    Your second pronunciation option will do nicely.

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  • 9 years ago

    ive always heard it nee-san

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  • nick
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    neice-on..... nissan... =] lol

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