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“Have you been saying ‘Mazda’ wrong?”


 Mazda as it is said in Japan.  

If there is any industry where people are uncertain about the correct way to pronounce the name of brands, it’s the automotive industry. This is no surprise given that there are many popular automotive brands from places outside of Canada and North America as a whole.

The most common pronunciations of Mazda in North America are “Mahz-duh” and “Mass-duh.”  People often believe that the correct way to pronounce it is how its said in video advertising, however one must not forget that Mazda is a Japanese company and as a result the Japanese pronunciation of the word would be correct.  Watch this video below to learn the Japanese pronunciation of the word “Mazda.”

The video not only explained the pronunciation of the name Mazda but also shed some night on its origins and the deeper meaning of the word. Mazda was founded by Jujiro Matsuda in 1920. As a result, it is no surprise that the Japanese pronunciation of Mazda is “Matsuda.” However, the name “Mazda” was inspired by the god of light and wisdom, Ahura Mazda. The literal meaning of the name Ahura Mazda is “might” (ahura), “wisdom” (mazda).

So if you ever find yourself in Japan and are trying to find the nearest Mazda clubhouse, just remember to pronounce it, “Matsuda.” While you are still in Canada feel free to swing by the Angevaare Mazda Clubhouse if you have any questions about Mazdas or you would just like to chat.