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How do YOU pronounce manga?
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I pronounce it the same way as the Japanese do. I hate it when people say mainega. It burns my ears. It just sounds like they're saying mango without the o but replace it with an a. D:

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manga.

my friends barely know what manga is and have no idea about its correct pronunciation.

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"Man-ga" for me .....just like how it look

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The proper Japanese way.

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I pronounce it like まんが bigrazz that is /ˈmɑŋgə/ in English;
in my native language it sounds the same as when pronounced in Japanese smile

same..

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I pronounce it as 漫畫 lol, you unlettered ppl... bigrazz

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I pronounce it as 漫畫 lol, you unlettered ppl... bigrazz


yeah, make them feel bad, those wapaneses! laugh

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It's pronounced the same way as in Japanese, in my native language, but...

The funny part is that someone who isn't familiar with the term (which is a lot of people here) would think you're talking about someone who is really freaking drunk, or something. Because the words are really similar. xDD

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I never talk about manga, so it is rarely in my conversation ever, but mentally, I say it like "mango" with an a. laugh

And I don't give a flying shit who criticizes me for it. none


Same here.
Mango with an a.
Nobody's criticized me yet, since I don't say manga, I say "japanese comics"
when I actually talk about it.


Do people really say "monga"?

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Quote from shaggievara
I never talk about manga, so it is rarely in my conversation ever, but mentally, I say it like "mango" with an a. laugh

And I don't give a flying shit who criticizes me for it. none


Same here.
Mango with an a.
Nobody's criticized me yet, since I don't say manga, I say "japanese comics"
when I actually talk about it.


Do people really say "monga"?


lol, thats very similar to how I think about in my head. Personally Ive only said it once out loud and it sounded kinda weird. oh well... I tend to keep my manga reading hobby to myself so really dont talk to anyone about it, thats why its so weird when I say it out load. laugh

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I think I pronouce it the "geman" way hard to explain if somone dont talk german...so I voted other


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Do you really speak it "monga"? o_o Because I always spoke like "manga", and my Japanese teacher, who is Japanese herself speaks "manga" as well.
I'm not native English speaker, so I may be misunderstanding it...

So I've not voted yet, as I don't really know how you speak.

Anyway, how do you speak anime? I speak it like "ah ~ nee ~ meh", but some friends of mine say "ah ~ nee ~ mee".

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man-ga

Thats how i say it, the way it's spelt XD

Monga...i say manga and my friends think i'm saying "mango". Geez, if i start saying Monga they're gonna be even more confused XD

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Do you really speak it "monga"? o_o Because I always spoke like "manga", and my Japanese teacher, who is Japanese herself speaks "manga" as well.
I'm not native English speaker, so I may be misunderstanding it...

So I've not voted yet, as I don't really know how you speak.

Anyway, how do you speak anime? I speak it like "ah ~ nee ~ meh", but some friends of mine say "ah ~ nee ~ mee".


i think it's pronounce an-nee-meh but i say an-uh-may

but i say manga right though, dont know why just always thought man-guh or main-ga never sounded right


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I pronounced it juz liek what the Japanese do!

MAN-GA! embarrassed
ANT- NEE- MEH = Anime

eh? Monga? is it really how they pronouced it?

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