A Quick Overview Of How To Say Eau De Cologne
'Eau de cologne' which can be shortened to 'cologne' is a blend of essential oils. alcohol, and water which can be splashed on to refresh and invigorate one with scent. 'Eau de cologne' translates from the French as 'water of Cologne'. Cologne tends to refer to fragrances used by men.
The most famous cologne is 4711.
The original cologne was invented in the city of Cologne in Germany. The German name for the city of Cologne is 'Köln", and the German term is 'Kölnisch Wasser'.
I'm going to give you the term as it should be said in English, but for reference purposes I'm adding in the French pronunciation, which only differs slightly on the ending of 'cologne', which sounds like the 'ny' in 'canyon' in French, as well as the pronunciation of the German term.
- eau is French for 'water'