moi dix mois pronunciation?
this japanese band with a french name i started listening to called moi dix mois, i dont know how to pronounce the name so please help
- ZirpLv 77 months ago
If you know how to write it, you can use https://forvo.com
the words moi, dix and mois can be found in French. If you want japanese you have to know how they write it
- John PLv 77 months ago
"Mwa dee mwa" is close to how it would sound in French. But unless you can get those sounds spoken face-to-face by a good speaker of French you will never know them exactly - those sounds simply do not exist in normal English. The words mean literally "Me ten months".
I trust that the Japanese group get them correct!
- CatherineLv 77 months ago
As a native French person, I say it like this:
'' Mwa dee mwa ''.. You mustn't pronounce the ' x ' in the word: dix ( in this context) ....
Now if you were saying: '' Pour moi, c'est dix '' = Literally in English: For me it's ten.. So you would pronounce it like that: '' Poor mwa, say deess ''.Source(s): ◘ For information: Moi dix mois = Me ten months in English ( literally).
- PontusLv 77 months ago
There are three possible pronunciations:
1. How it's pronounced in Japanese: mo-wa-di-su-mo-wa (di - is like dee - but brief, pure, & crisp. All the vowels are brief, pure & crisp). Japanese strictly regulates the syllables allowed. That's the closest you can come in Japanese to the French pronunciation. Each syllable in Japanese gets stressed equally.
2. In English: mwa-deess-mwa.
3. In actual French: mwa-dee-mwa. where each vowel is brief, pure & crisp. Each syllable gets equal stress (unless the last syllable happens to be the last word of a French sentence, in which case it's stressed).
note: dix, in French, by itself, is pronounced: deess. But when it's followed by a word which begins with a consonant sound, the /s/ sound is dropped, becoming: dee.Source(s): taught French; intermediate Japanese; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJQdPXIZJqc ; native English speaker
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- Zac ZLv 77 months ago
Bubba Gubbins' approximation is sorta ok but not quite.
moi and mois are homophones, but dix doesn't have a long vowel sound.
It's rather like mwa diss mwa. The "a"s are also short, like in bus.
Danny's suggestion is very good: https://translate.google.com/#view=home&op=transla...
The pronunciation sounds genuine, just the intonation is a bit unnatural as the several words are most likely stuck together by a computer.
ETA: Good points about the dropped "s" in "dix mois". I wonder, however, given that this is a Japanese band and the name doesn't make any discernible sense to me, whether one would not read this as separate words moi - dix - mois. That's how I interpreted it. ;-)
- Bubba GubbinsLv 77 months ago
mwa dees mwa . Translates to " me ten months"
- DannyLv 57 months ago
Put it in google translate it'll tell you, may not be the best pronunciation but it will be close.