Bay-jing

I thought the “j” was pronounced like the French “je”.

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~ by Frank on August 8, 2008.

One Response to “Bay-jing”

  1. Yeah, me too. Spike O’Dell on WGN radio was discussing that the media had been prepped to say Beijing with the J sound, not the zhe sound.

    I wonder why we’ve learned to mispronounce it all these years, or are they just being purist for the Olympics?

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