How To Pronounce ‘Huawei’

How To Pronounce ‘Huawei’
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Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei has been selling in Australia for years now, but there are still a tonne of people who have no idea how to pronounce its name.

If you’re one of them, don’t feel bad. It’s not just you. I’ve heard many a whispered “Ohhhh is that how you say it?” reactions from professionals at tech events as well. Don’t worry, we’ve got you all covered.

Its first worth clearing up that its not pronounced ‘Hoo-Way’ or “Who-A-We”. Not even close.

Despite beginning with a H, the traditional Western sound of the letter isn’t present at all. Huawei is actually pronounced ‘Wah-Way’. It reminds me of Waluigi every time someone says it, and that makes me happy.

Back in 2012 Huawei even started a campaign in New York to teach people how to say it. Six years and some very impressive phones later, the brand is more popular than ever – so you don’t want to be caught out saying it incorrectly.

Hopefully this has cleared things up for you, and you can help the next person who asks how to say it.

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