How to pronounce?
Hi, I know Turi is a Spanish name. But how do you say it? Is it TOO-REE? or TOUR-REE? Please let me know. Thanks.
Hi abel, good answer
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Hi Teresa, I believe the nick-name is short for Arturo as children try to pronounce the diminutive "Arturito" and end up with "Turi" so the pronounciation would be two-ri. Hope that helps.
Too-Ree might be the most accurated pronounciation in spanish.
'turi' doesn't appear as an entry in the site's dictionary (which would be reasonable if it is, indeed, a name, and not a word). However (as Lazarus pointed out) given the consistent nature of Spanish pronunciation (and its correspondence to the spelling), you could look up 'turístico' (for example) and then click on the loudspeaker icon to hear the pronunciation. Then just ignore everything after the first two syllables.
Teresa, in Spanish the rules of pronunciation are simple and regular. It takes very little time to learn them (between 5 minutes and a a few days depending on the person), and after that, you should be able to read accurately 100% of the word, not matter what, even if it is a 40 words long chemical compound you've never heard of, even if it is a medical term that sounds like Korean to you, even if it is an weird occult philosophical Greek term, even if you don't know what it is. Unlike in English, there is ONLY 1 way of reading a word, and anyone who can read Spanish would read it exactly the same way, even if the word is entirely made up and doesn't exist. We never argue about how to read a word. There is only one way to read "turi" (assuming it is Spanish, of course). There is only one way to read each word in Spanish. There is only one way to read each vowel. There is only one way to read a particular combination of letters. There are rules! Rules!! It is the main advantage of Spanish over English. Take advantage of it!
Learn the rules!
P.S. And avoid that useless "too ree aa ee beee huuu aaaa" from English that only produces sounds that don't resemble Spanish and make everyone's life complicated.
Mi amiga dice que es TORI en ingles, pero puede ser TERI.