Mircea Pașoi

Entrepreneur. Worked @twitter. Co-founded @summify (acquired by @twitter), @balaurro, @infoarena.

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How do you pronounce my name?

Since I am from Romania, my name, Mircea Paşoi, is very hard to pronounce for non-Romanian speakers. Consequently, I’ve put up this guide that hopefully will help people pronounce my name in English and write it correctly (thanks to Mihai Patrăşcu for the template.

Pronunciation

To start things off, here’s a pronunciation of my name by a Romanian robot voice. Not perfect, but better than what most people end us saying :)

Here’s how to pronounce Mircea:

  • mir is more like “MIR space station” or “meer”
  • cea has a hidden “h” and is more like “cha” (as in “cha cha” the dance)
  • r is trilled like in most Romance languages (e.g. Spanish)
  • e and a have their usual Latin readings - think of “lecture” and “father”

So, a somewhat correct pronunciation is “Meercha” (listen).

Paşoi is a bit easier:

  • pa is like in...

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