October 30, 2014

How to pronounce Prokofiev?

Question by Roxasbhk: How do you pronounce Prokofiev?
I was wondering how you say Sergei prokofiev’s last name… Prokofiev.

It’s very strange looking and I can’t figure out for the life of me!

Quick answer:

Answer by trop...@sbcglobal.net
Without being there to tell you myself here is the closest approximation I can give: pro-KOF-ee-YEV.

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What do you think?

Comments

  1. Prokofiev is pronounced as follows:

    Pruh KOFF e ef

  2. Dios es amor says:

    I know it is strange, but it is not really so difficult.
    In Russian, the final V sounds like a FFF. That's why, some time ago, these names were spelt in the Latin alphabet as
    Prokofieff

  3. yuliyasa2003 says:

    here it is

    Pruh-coffee-ef

    good luck

  4. Pro cough FEE ev.

  5. yahoohoo says:

    Pruh-COFFEE-ehf.

    Two other acceptable ways are

    Pro-KOHFF-yeff
    Pro-KOHFF-ee-yev

  6. bryan_q says:

    pronounce it the way it's spelt.

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