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Saturday, August 23, 2008

The pronunciation of "Beijing"

As someone who spent nearly a year living in Beijing - and not being Chinese, although married to a wonderful lady from that part of the world - I've been annoyed at the tendency to pronounce "Beijing" like "Beige-Ing". It is (basically) "Bay-Jing", with the second syllable starting with a hard "J" like "Juice", versus the drawled "Ge" in "Beige".

One would think that Bob Costas would have figured this out by now...

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