Hey guys,

How do you actually pronounce IKEA? Ee-key-ya or eye-key-ya? In Russian, we say ee-KEY-ya (the second syllable is stressed) but I am not sure about English and Swedish. Is it the same?
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I pronounce it the same way you do (actually it's more like ee-key-a) but my cousin who lives in the US pronounce it eye-key-a.
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Ee-key-ya, ee-key-a... I had better make an audio with its pronunciation. Emotion: wink

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well, I don't hear aspiration of /k/ in your recording.

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RuslanaHow do you actually pronounce IKEA?
eye - KEY - a.

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Many of my family members live in Sweden and actually know the owner of IKEA. They told me that the correct way to pronounce IKEA is i-key-ya. With a short "I".
AnonymousMany of my family members live in Sweden and actually know the owner of IKEA. They told me that the correct way to pronounce IKEA is i-key-ya. With a short "I".
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Anonymous:
Ikea is a Swedish firm so therefore this word should be pronouce in Swedish that is as follow

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