Let’s talk about names.
Not English names. But your name… in English.
Do you feel it sounds natural when you say your name in English?
Do you change something in how you pronounce it, for people to understand you better?
Do people ask you to say it again when they hear it for the first time?
I have a long history with the pronunciation of my name. When I moved to the U.S. for the first time, I changed it to Julia so it didn’t sound foreign. And when I pronounce it in my videos, I don’t really pronounce it the way I pronounce it in my native tongue, but I ‘Englishize’ it.
At the same time, I’m obsessed with pronouncing names the way they’re pronounced in the language they were given. I feel it shows respect for the history of the person and the sounds of their language.
This is why in the past few weeks, as I was watching interviews with Gal Gadot – a fellow Isareli (and a wonder woman herself) – promoting the new movie Wonder Woman 1984, I couldn’t help but laugh a bit, every time they said her name.
I mean, it was okay by English standards, sure, but to my Isareli ear it sounded… a bit… off.
So today, I decided to reverse engineer everything I’ve been doing until today, and teach you how to say Gal Gadot with an Israeli accent!!
But if you’ve known me for a while, you know it’s not going to be just about that, right?
Because I’m also going to share with you why I think Gal is so successful in English, as well as one of the funniest clips I’ve seen – laughter out loud is guaranteed!!
So, if you want to practice your Israeli Accent – you know who to speak to!
No, I’m kidding- I’m too busy with English stuff.
Have I told you already that I’m working on my new transformational program that is going to be out in March? It’s going to be so exciting and good!
Also, have you watched the new Wonder Woman? If so – what do you think?
If you want to see what I’m currently working on – come here. It’s fun and it’s all about English 😉