(Closed) Gyros… How do you pronounce it?

posted 10 years ago in Food
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  • Post # 17
    301 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @Lilubird: That is how I learned how to pronounce it in Greece too! So that is how I’ve always pronounced it. My boss is Greek and that is how she says it too. I have a friend that pronounces it “Guy-Row” Almost like “gyno” but its a sandwhich.

    Post # 18
    3628 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    @Lilubird: Hi fellow Greek! Yes, we also call them “Yee-ros” 


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    @Mrs Hedgehog: I hope you enjoyed them! 🙂

    Post # 19
    136 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I pronounce it euro but I did learn when I studied abroad that they call them ke-bobs in Europe.  Took me 3 months to figure out what a ke-bob was haha

    Post # 22
    1379 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2017


    Post # 23
    1258 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Growing up, I called it Gy-ros. When I moved to the States, people called it Yee-roh or Jy-ro. 

    I had a fun time ordering it on the phone once, asking for the Yee-roh pita, and the douche on the other line repeated “Ok, you want a Euro pizza..  oh what? Ok, so a Yee-roh, and a Euro pizza..”  They don’t even have anything called a “Euro Pizza”, he kept adding wrong stuff to my order and I ended up yelling at him. Ever since I let hubby order, or I just get the Greek Salad.

    Post # 24
    1236 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2020

    Ahhh lol I’ve always wanted to know how to pronouce this!! I’m guessing I’m going to say yee-rows from now on

    Post # 25
    2933 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m buds with the owner of an awesome Greek restaurant and he says it’s “gheeero” with a teeny tiny ‘g’ at the front. 

    That’s how I say it, but no clue if it’s 100% correct… even though dude is 110% Greek 🙂

    Post # 26
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I was taught (when I was 8) by the owners of a local Greek restaurant (on a girl scouts outing) that it is said Year-row. I have said it like that ever since. They are SOOOO yummy!

    Post # 27
    304 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    It’s pronounced “Yeer-Row(s)” in Greek …

    Post # 28
    645 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I know I’m supposed to say gheeeros, but I always feel like a dork and like I’m gonna get it wrong so I mumble “Jyros” instead.

    So hungry now…

    Post # 29
    3457 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think the traditional, proper Greek way is to have the slight “gh” in the front, but most Americans don’t use that sound, so it’s just the “y” sound coming out.

    Kind of like how the proper way in Dutch to say gouda (the cheese) is to pronounce it “how-da” with a slight hard “k” sound in the front, but try that at your local deli and probably no one will know what you want. So now “goo-da” is also the accepted American pronouciation.

    Post # 30
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i say gee-rohs

    Post # 31
    2865 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I used to say jy-ros before I went to Greece…when I let it slip there, they all laughed at me. 

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