Forza Pronounciation

#1 Posted by Asurastrike (2257 posts) -

Why do I keep hearing people call it Fort-za? It seems like it should be pronounced Four-zuh. :)

#2 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -

I haven't heard it pronounced that way.  For-zah it is.  Perhaps just lazy language skills.

#3 Posted by JJWeatherman (14803 posts) -

I call it Four-zuh as well. But I have been wondering the same thing. I'm gonna try and find the answer.

#4 Posted by insanejedi (781 posts) -


#5 Posted by JJWeatherman (14803 posts) -

According to Wikipedia the Italian pronunciation is Fort-za. Everyone knows wikipedia can be unreliable. But between the wikipedia article and everyone else who says it that way, I'm gonna go with Fort-za.

#6 Posted by Ben_H (3665 posts) -

Maybe it's like pizza?  We say pit-za not piz-za.

#7 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -


#8 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -

But pizza and guzzi pronounce the t, but they both have 2 z(ed).  Forza has 1 z(ed).  They wouldn't be the same sound would they?  We need an Italian to tell us.  Somebody get Mario on the phone.

#9 Posted by PowerSerj (994 posts) -

I've never heard it pronounced Four-zuh. It's always Fort-zuh

#10 Edited by JJWeatherman (14803 posts) -

As I said before, I'm fairly confident it's fort-za. Someone could ask Vinny....

I know Ryan says fort-za though, so he leads I follow.   :P

#11 Posted by TheGreatGuero (8882 posts) -

I've always heard it as "fort-za".

#12 Posted by MattyFTM (14652 posts) -

Officially it's fort-za, but it really doesn't make a whole lot of difference.

#13 Posted by JJWeatherman (14803 posts) -
@Asurastrike:  I asked this other dude who is Italian and he directed me to this video. At the beginning you can clearly hear fort-za. So there, mystery solved once and for all. Thanks to xdiesp for clearing it up.
#14 Posted by skrutop (3812 posts) -

I always called it 4-za, but the devs call it Fort-za.  So Fort-za it is.

#15 Posted by xdiesp (13 posts) -

Hey! Native italian here, I answered in

#16 Posted by JJWeatherman (14803 posts) -
@xdiesp said:
" Hey! Native italian here, I answered in "
Yeah I told them as you can see a couple posts up. lol. Thanks again.
#17 Posted by Systech (4190 posts) -

Fort-zah for me.

#18 Posted by natetodamax (19421 posts) -

I pronounce it as "Forza" mmkay

#19 Posted by CL60 (17120 posts) -


#20 Posted by Shadow (5110 posts) -


#21 Posted by Stunt (222 posts) -

The Turn 10 guy at the Microsoft E3 conference pronounced it as Fort-za, so it must be right. That is the Italian pronunciation, btw. I'm Italian so I would know. =]

#22 Posted by TripMasterMunky (2524 posts) -

Fort-za it is.

I've always called it Four-za, but I guess I should start changing that. Fort-za!

#23 Posted by Jayge_ (10270 posts) -

I think I'll continue to say Four-zah anyway.

#24 Posted by MeierTheRed (5025 posts) -


#25 Posted by creamclouds (233 posts) -

Another conundrum!! Just like people saying Ninja GAY-DEN, instead of Guy-Den.
It is Fort-za, and the word is Italian. Translated to English, it means 'Strength'

As already mentioned, like Pizza (Italian food) is pronounced Peet-za, Forza is pronounced Fort-za.
I'm sure this confusion will be everlasting. Unlike Pizza Hut, Forza is not as tasty for the masses.

#26 Posted by crunchUK (6052 posts) -

who cares? The game is awesome n o matter how you pronounce it...

#27 Posted by cc23574 (665 posts) -

Forza= Fo'zaa (bitches)

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