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Recently the company I'm working for is looking to expand into Eastern Europe. We brought a couple Russian guys in and, I had to explain the difference between "Ivan" and "Yvonne" in American English.
Seems that they did not realize "I-ven" is generally considered male, versus "E-Vonne" is generally considered female (i.e. Yvonne Strahovski). They did not seem to make the distinction and thought "Yvonne" was French.
Is something lost in translation here?
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