Thursday, September 21, 2017

PSA: How to Pronounce Kuretake

PSA: How to Pronounce Kuretake
Today's PSA is about how to pronounce "Kuretake". Kuretake is a Japanese stationery brand especially known among calligraphers for their brush pens and watercolors. I have no idea what the name itself means, but this is how to pronounce it!

"Kuretake" can be broken up like this: coo-ray-TA-kay. Here is a more in-depth explanation of the pronunciation syllable by syllable:
  1. coo: like in the word "cool", but almost like you're making a bird call
  2. ray: rhymes with "say"
  3. TA: the accented syllable, rhymes with "la"
  4. kay: like in the word "okay"
I hope this short little guide on how to pronounce "Kuretake" helped you out!
Mae-Mae Han

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  1. Wish i knew the meaning of Kuretake, however the pronounciation was a bit of a problem too thanks to how you have broken it down. Nice brief article.

  2. Thank you for the help. Very concise yet informative. Not all pronunciation guides are cogent or helpful, but yours makes it very easy to piece together!