How to pronounce hachimaki

Do you know how to pronounce New Orleans or Edinburgh correctly?

Your next trip should be to Iceland and thus also to the area around the Eyjafjallajökull glacier? All well and good, but do you also know how to pronounce it correctly? Probably not ... Or maybe someday you want to go to Yosemite National Park in the USA. But do you now say Josemeit or Jossimmitie? We asked a voice trainer to speak to us about the most complicated names of cities and places of interest. Hear for yourself!

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As a travel professional, you probably know that the Scottish capital is called Edinburgh. But do you also know how to pronounce you? Edinborro, Edinbörg or something completely different? Another example is New Orleans: which syllable is the stress on? Is it called Nju Ohhhrleans or Nju Orliiiens? And in Thailand there is the island of Phi Phi, which is popular with tourists. But is their name really pronounced like this: Koh Fi Fi?

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Correct pronunciation of New Orleans, Edinburgh and other places

So that in the future you will not only know geographically but also linguistically where you are going, we have had eight city names and sights spoken by the voice trainer Bert Lehwald for you. The Berliner has worked as a radio announcer for many years and knows how to pronounce complicated terms. Lehwald shows the correct pronunciation of New Orleans, Edinburgh and other complicated city names and attractions.

Even the professional fails on one word: "Krung Thep Maha Nakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udom Ratchaniwet Maha Sathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit" - the official name of Bangkok.

Just press the player under each word and listen to the terms as often as you like:

1. Edinburgh

As beautiful as Scotland's capital Edinburgh is with its historic buildings - pronouncing the name is a challenge for many Germans. How to do it right:

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2. Eyjafjallajokull

When the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted in 2010 and paralyzed air traffic in many parts of Europe because of its ash, it was on everyone's lips - at least on paper. Because even news and radio announcers drove the debate crazy. Only one thing helps: ask the locals. Or press the play button below and practice, practice, practice.

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3. New Orleans

When pronouncing the US city of New Orleans, Louisiana, the challenge lies in the emphasis on the syllables. At the latest when Carnival and Mardi Gras (Carnival Tuesday) are celebrated again in New Orleans, you should know what the city is really called.

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4. Yosemite

If you have not been there yourself, it will be one of your friends, acquaintances or relatives: in Yosemite National Park (California, USA). Whether you've seen photos of waterfalls, rocks or sequoia trees, one question remains: How do you pronounce “Yosemite”? Josemeit? Jossimmitie?

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5. Worcester

The English city of Worcester is best known for its famous brown spicy sauce: Worcestershire sauce. If you want to follow in their footsteps, you have to travel to the West Midlands of England. If you get lost and are looking for the city - just ask. But how do you actually pronounce “Worcester” - vocabulary, Worschäster, Worster?

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6. Louisville

A cool skyline, pretty old town houses, parks and museums: the US city of Louisville (Kentucky) offers tourists a little bit of everything. But how do you say again: Luiswill, Luiwill, Luiswille?

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7. Illinois

Pronouncing Chicago is not difficult. But do you also know the name of the state in which the metropolis is located?

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8. Ko Phi Phi

Turquoise blue water, steep cliffs and palm trees as far as the eye can see: a large part of the film “The Beach” was shot on the Thai island of Phi Phi. Do you remember the pronunciation of the archipelago in this context?

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