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My film friends and I are having a dispute.

 

Please solve this for us.

 

What is the proper pronunciation for the name of the actress, Capucine?

Please give us a phonetic rendering and give sources for its veracity since everyone is sure they are right and won't believe anyone else without good proof.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Are differing pronunciations:

 

pronouncenames.com on YouTube pronounces "Cap-you-seen-uh.

 

yahoo answers says the proper pronunciation is "Cap-oo-seen", and that the word is French for "nasturtium" (sp?).

 

Both say British and American pronunciations differ.  This from the U.S.; what's the Canadian/British answer?

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My film friends and I are having a dispute.

 

Please solve this for us.

 

What is the proper pronunciation for the name of the actress, Capucine?

Please give us a phonetic rendering and give sources for its veracity since everyone is sure they are right and won't believe anyone else without good proof.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

From the horse's mouth, so to speak:

 

 

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My film friends and I are having a dispute.

 

Please solve this for us.

 

What is the proper pronunciation for the name of the actress, Capucine?

Please give us a phonetic rendering and give sources for its veracity since everyone is sure they are right and won't believe anyone else without good proof.

 

Thanks in advance!

Capucine was a "hunk o' burning love". No burning controversy there.

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Capucine was a "hunk o' burning love". No burning controversy there.

Please tell me you didn't date her, DGF cuz I heard she jumped out of an eighth floor window in despair.

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For some.reason, I had always thought she was Italian, and therefore, thought it would be pronounced thus (using English phonetics):

 

Cah-poo-CHEE-neh.

 

Later, through a biography of William Holden, and reinforced by TCM, I realized.she was.French.

 

Btw, the correct Italian pronunciation of Al's last name would be (again with English phonetics):

 

Cah-POH-neh.

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Note that the French u is pronounced differently from the English u; it's closer to the German ü.

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