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Hugo Barra teaches you how to say Xiaomi

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Hugo Barra teaches you how to say Xiaomi
Maybe learning how to pronounce Huawei was enough for you (it is pronounced "Wah-way"). But there is a red-hot smartphone company whose name you will want to pronounce correctly in preparation for the day when it does start selling its phones in the U.S. And that company is Xiaomi. The manufacturer tripled the number of smartphones it shipped last year to 61.1 million units.

BGR India recently held an event which was attended by Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra. The executive answered a question he probably hears everyday. No, the question isn't "How can I get a free Xiaomi Mi Note Pro?" It actually is, "How do you pronounce Xiaomi?"

The answer to this question can be found in the video below. Besides learning the correct way to say the company's name (Shao-Mi), we also discover that Xiaomi means "little rice" in Chinese. Perhaps that fit when the company was first started in 2010, but there is nothing little about the company anymore. The latest round of funding was done at a valuation of $46 billion.



source: BGR
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