How do you pronounce Mario?

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#1  Edited By Video_Tycoon

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.

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#2  Edited By Jayge_

Mar (A as in Arson)-ee-oh.

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#3  Edited By Shawn

Mah-ree-oh

Hate it when people say May-ree-oh

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#4  Edited By HandsomeDead

WEE-GEE

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#5  Edited By brukaoru

The same way this guy pronounces it:

  
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#6  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator

Marry-oh

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#7  Edited By Nude_Dude

Merry-o if you're gay.

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#8  Edited By Demilich
HandsomeDead said:
"WEE-GEE"
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#9  Edited By HandsomeDead

 Demilich said:

"HandsomeDead said:
"WEE-GEE"
"
I don't get it. Is the brick wall meant to be a reference to something?
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#10  Edited By Video_Tycoon
Shawn said:
"Mah-ree-oh

Hate it when people say May-ree-oh"
Thanks.  That's what I thought, too, but EVERONE says May-Ree-Oh/Merry-O/Marry-O etc.
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#12  Edited By HazBazz

I think the real question is, how do you pronouce Wario?
Is it Wa-rio, or War-io?

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#13  Edited By Mushir
antcar11 said:
"i say it like its spelled..."
Ditto.
I hate when people say Merio. Its sounds just wrong!
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#14  Edited By Shocker
Shawn said:
"Mah-ree-oh

Hate it when people say May-ree-oh"
I never heard someone say May-ree-oh..
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#15  Edited By monkmaster
Mare. Ee. Oh. But that was way back when I called spare lives: "mans".

I call him Mar. Ee. Oh.
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#16  Edited By get2sammyb

Marry-oh.

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#17  Edited By Kung_Fu_Viking

Ma-ree-oh

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.
It's IMPOSSIBLE!

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.

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#19  Edited By project343

Mare-ee-oh. That's the way Peach says it.

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#20  Edited By OmegaPirate

Ca$h-a-cow

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#21  Edited By kush
Jayge said:
"Mar (A as in Arson)-ee-oh."
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#22  Edited By BiggerBomb
Jayge said:
"Mar (A as in Arson)-ee-oh."

Can I ask why arson was the first word that came to mind? :O
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#23  Edited By Justaddwater

Mario

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#24  Edited By DanCarmichael

Americans tend to say MAR-ee-oh

Brits say MA-ree-oh

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#25  Edited By gamer_152  Moderator

Ma-Ree-Oh

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#26  Edited By Anonymous

Mar-e-oh.

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#27  Edited By BombermanKiIIer

Mah-ree-oh.

/topic

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#28  Edited By Manks

Mah ree oh.

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#29  Edited By Otacon

Mah-ri-o

and in answer to Hazbazz War-io.
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#30  Edited By jlaudio7

mah-ree-oh. I'll sometimes intentionally pronounce it marry-o to piss off some people.

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#31  Edited By TheGreatGuero
Jayge said:
"Mar (A as in Arson)-ee-oh."
Yeah, it's pronounced just like that. I hate it when people mispronounce his name. I remember they talked about Mario on one of the I Love the 80's shows on VH1. Every single person pronounced his name incorrectly. Very annoying.
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#32  Edited By cbjones
Maher - E- Ohhh!
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#33  Edited By Pkshields

MArr-ee-oo?something like that.

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#34  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator
DanCarmichael said:
"Americans tend to say MAR-ee-oh

Brits say MA-ree-oh"
Yep, the Americans getting it wrong as usual.
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#35  Edited By Oriental_Jams

The same way Mario himself pronounces it.

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#36  Edited By Arkthemaniac

The way that Yahtzee doesn't pronounce it.

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#37  Edited By Jolly_Lolly
DanCarmichael said:
"Americans tend to say MAR-ee-oh

Brits say MA-ree-oh"
Uhh isn't it prounced the same both ways?
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#38  Edited By TheMudlaker

Bad   muth-er   f***-er!

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#39  Edited By mike

I hear Marry-O all the time from a couple of friends of mine that live in Manhattan.  I figured it was an East Coast thing.

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#40  Edited By hazelnutman

Mar-ee-oh?

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#41  Edited By Karmum
Jayge said:
"Mar (A as in Arson)-ee-oh."
This would be my answer.
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#42  Edited By Kratos81
hazelnutman said:
"Mar-ee-oh?"
That seems correct to me. You win!!!!!!!!
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#43  Edited By HandsomeDead

How is it the announcer on Super Smash Bros Melee used to do it? Mai-ye-o or something ridiculous considering he said Dr. Mario fine.

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#44  Edited By Milkman

I read through this thread, reading the different pronunciations and now I forget how I say it...>.<

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#46  Edited By CarlosX360
BombermanKiIIer said:
"Mah-ree-oh.

/topic"
/end thread
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#47  Edited By TheMudlaker

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.

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#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??

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#49  Edited By veektarius

@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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im sure mario knows how to pronounce his own name
so i trust this

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