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Mjolnir Pronunciation - How to Pronounce Mjolnir Correctly

Learning how to pronounce Mjolnir can be tricky if you've never heard it spoken aloud before, because it's not a word that sounds the same as it's spelled.

To say it as it's spelled would sound like mm-jol-neer, but that's not correct.

The j in Mjolnir is pronounced as the letter y.

If you were to say it slowly out loud, the way that it's supposed to sound, you'll get the correct Mjolnir pronunciation.
Slowly read out "Me-yol-neer".

To make it sound the way it should when speaking normally read out "myol-nir".
It should sound like "meow" (Like a cat), but replacing the w with an L, then "near".

Sometimes it's helpful to try imitating a sound rather than words, here's a few phrases which when typed into Google translate sound close to the correct Mjolnir pronunciation.
In all cases click on the little speaker/sound option on the left side of the translation window, ignore the panel on the right completely.
Here's a screenshot with the speaker to click:

Mjolnir google translate example

Sometimes Google translate alternates between a fast and slow pronunciation, in all cases for these example, the fast version is the intended one.

Mjolnir in Dutch - this sounds exactly like how to pronounce Mjolnir correctly.
Mjolnir in French - this is also how it should sound (A little less robotic than the Dutch version with a bit more of an accent)
Mjolnir in Spanish - The "Me" at the start is stretched out a bit more than the Dutch and French versions, but it's still correct.

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Here's how Chris Hemsworth (aka Thor, who you'd expect to be a pretty reliable source) pronounces Mjolnir (Chris Evans, aka Captain America also makes an attempt):

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