(Closed) Gyros… How do you pronounce it?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: How do you pronounce it?
    Jy-ros : (38 votes)
    28 %
    Heros : (21 votes)
    15 %
    Euros : (59 votes)
    43 %
    Other : (20 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Euros.  I didn’t know anyone said anything else.  Yum.

    Post # 4
    1335 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    That is such a tricky word for me. I don’t know the correct pronunciation at all. I say Geros though. I usually just try to avoid saying it haha, but they are so good. Enjoy yours!

    Post # 5
    1126 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I say “Jy-ros” when I’m in the US, at my neighborhood Greek diner, etc.  But when I was in Greece, I definitely said “Gee-ros” (like “golf”), since I’m pretty sure that’s more authentic than the way most Americans say it.

    Post # 6
    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I usually say “Guy-row”. Or occasionally “Gear-row”.

    Post # 7
    152 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’m pretty sure it’s supposed to be more of a throaty “H” sound…like ygheeros (I have no idea how to type it out.) 

    Post # 8
    4371 posts
    Honey bee


    Post # 9
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Jy-roe! Yummy now I want one… =D

    Post # 10
    122 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Gee-rows, lol. I’m from Quebec, Fiance is from Ontario.

    Post # 11
    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I believe it is supposed to be ‘yee-rows’ but most people I know actually say ‘jy-rows’.

    Post # 12
    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I say “yee-row”. (Voted “Euros” as it was the closest.)

    Post # 13
    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    “Gee-row-s” That’s how my greek friend and my greek professor say it so I’m sticking with that.

    Post # 14
    811 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @abbyful: I am with this because its as close to right as my north americal tongue can handle.

    Post # 16
    511 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m greek and in my family we pronounce it.. “YUMMY!”

    no no i’m kidding, we pronouce it, year-rows. And the r’s have a heavy rr to them. 🙂

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