I'm going to sound retarded asking this, but I've heard at least 3-4 different ways of pronouncing Mario, so... please enlighten me as to which way is correct.
How do you pronounce Mario?
You know what? I can't really spell it out phonetically because you might pronounce Ma differently to me. I would say "M-ah-ree-oh" but again you might pronounce "ah" differently.
Basically it's the "British" way of pronouncing it. I say British because most people from Britain that I've heard say Mario the same way as me.
People who pronounce it "Mare-e-oh" sounds like they haven't really heard the word 'Nintendo' before. They aren't experienced in video games and are probably old. The "Marr-e-oh" sayers know the difference. This is just based on my own experience as all of the adults i know are prone to the "mare" sound, while all of the gamers use the "marr" sound.
#47 you obviously haven't heard of accents before then??
Both merry-oh and mah-ree-oh are correct in their own rights. They are the way it's said in both dialects of English (American and British).
If you want to be 100% correct you would use a real Italian accent, not the fake accent the voice actor Charles Martinet uses.
It's actually more like the name "Maria" is pronounced, being that Mario is the Masculine of it. Phonetically pronounced "Muh-Rio"
Muh as in 'Mud'
Rio as in 'Rio' Grande, Rio de Janero, etc
You are just a dick about it mate and ANY pronunciation different than your own is wrong. Let me guess.... You're American??
@thatjustinjames: You can click reply to reply to people, you don't need to type numbers. Secondly, apparently being a dick isn't exclusive to being an American, based on your perceived need to call him out on an issue of nationality. Third, the pronunciation of Mario (the character) is not up for debate, because he clearly pronounces his own name as of Mario 64. However, 49ers wide receiver Mario Manningham pronounces it differently.
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