• EEE-Rahn

  • EYE-Ran

44% 11 votes
56% 14 votes
  • My mother is from Iran (and so are her many, many cousins, aunts, and uncles, as well as her mother and father). Iranians pronounce it EE-RAHN. I try to get people to say EE-RAHN because it is correct and Iranians appreciate it when people pronounce it correctly. This debate is similar to Columbia vs. Colombia, Brazil vs. Brasil, and other debates over country names. My policy is to say it how the natives say it. It's their country, after all.

  • There's a "rough" r sound in Iran that's not usually pronounced in English.

  • This is the correct way to say it.

    Posted by: Luma
  • Have fun sounding like retards to the rest of the world, kids.

    Posted by: brycef
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PetersSmith says2015-10-18T19:51:21.4411876Z
Q: How did you get out of Iraq? A: Iran
triangle.128k says2015-10-18T19:53:47.1619175Z
@thegenius But the natives in China pronounce China as "Zhōngguó" yet nobody ever calls China that unless they're talking in Chinese.
triangle.128k says2015-10-18T19:55:15.4573515Z
@PetersSmith Syriasly? You aren't mecca me or anybody else laugh.
Emilrose says2015-10-18T20:03:55.2772193Z
Yep, especially my pal Lisa Tine who is enemies with Isa Rale.
Emilrose says2015-10-18T20:04:04.5123601Z
Oh my.
Heraclitus says2015-10-18T21:14:50.9134300Z
Iran with I as in It
tajshar2k says2015-10-19T02:15:17.6227397Z
How do you guys pronounce muslim? I always extend the u sound. Kind of like muusslim.
Black-Jesus says2015-10-19T03:36:49.2216071Z
@tajshar2k, I pronounce it that way too

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