'Miele' is the family name of one of the two original founders of the German white goods manufacturer that trades globally under the same name. Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann founded the company in 1899, and four generations later the same two families proudly own the business today!
But how do you pronounce 'Miele'?
ANSWER: 'mee-luh' ! (like the name Sheila)
Quick German pronunciation lesson:
- the combination 'ie' in a German word are pronounced 'ee' in English, like 'bier'
- the combination 'ei' in a German word are pronounced 'eye' in English, like the 'Rhein' river
- the ending 'e' in a German word is usually pronounced 'uh'
Here is a video with Miele staff pronouncing Miele correctly: