How Do You Pronounce The Word "Tuna"?

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How Do You Pronounce The Word "Tuna"?
1. Sounds like "Too-na"?
78% (68 votes)
2. Sounds like "Tyou-na"?
13% (11 votes)
3. Pronounced another way? If so how?
9% (8 votes)
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Great question. I can imagine the US midwestern accent could make it sound like tyou-na.

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Choona in Australian

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a-tún (spanish) or to-nyi-na (català)

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too-na for me

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Everyone in my neck of the woods pronounces it too-na.

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Tuner or chewna, both sound the same Wink

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Choona in Australian

Or Tsuna lol. They are basically the same just spelt different.

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Choona

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Too-nah inna cahn, a-yuh!

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“It’s not a too-na’ (Arnie)

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I fear I might just be a poshly spoken Brit Shocked

http://www.macmillandictionary.com/pronunciation/british/tuna

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Tuna, with a U.

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Ah i didn’t realise the poster is kiwi. Maybe we can also ask how to pronounce fish and chips? lol Silly

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Nothing like a good too-na steak seared on the outside, rare on the inside!

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In Hawiian it’s “humahumanupanupaapua’a” Shocked

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Tune-Ahh

 

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Wow, I don’t care how you pronounce it, there’s a lot of money in that net!

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8steve88 wrote:
Chewnuh, wiv Mayoh. (in a baked spud).

Like this.

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Thanks to those that have voted and/or commented so far! There are some interesting and amusing results!

 

I wont mention anything about "feesh and cheeps" either! tongue-out

 

The inspiration behind this topic was that I had some canned (tinned) tuna that I didn't really want nor need. So I took the tuna to give to my next door neighbor, an elderly lady. By chance one of the ladys' daughters happened to be visiting. So when I mentioned that I had some "too-na" to give away, the elderly lady and her daughter started talking about "tyou-na" this, "tyou na" that, and "tyou-na" the other.

 

So I was wondering about the pronunciation of the word tuna. Hence this topic was created.

 

As suspected, the pronunciation of tuna as "too-na" (or "too-nah") is more american (and for countries influenced by North America). And the pronunciation of tuna as "tyou-na" (or "chew-na", or "choo-na") is predominantly British (and for countries heavily influenced by British culture such as Australia and New Zealand).

 

I prefer "too-na", as it sounds right to me. "Tyou-na" doesn't sound right.

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As you spell it.

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It might be worth mentioning that the “a” at the end is ambiguous. Many places have no “a” as in “cat” or “hand”, only “a” as in “water” or “star”.

In this case, it’s “a” as in “what” or “Yoda”.

“TOON-uh” is popular in the US, while “TYOON-ah” is more popular in British areas.