How to Pronounce Beijing (怎样说“北京”两个字)


By Two Chinese Characters

Vocabulary

Characters  Pinyin English
你好 nǐ hǎo hello, hi
běi north (N)
jīng capitol (N)
北京 Běijīng Beijing (PN)

Get the pdf worksheet here.

More Two Chinese Characters

Click here to read the national AP wire story featuring the “Two Chinese Characters” as part of a discussion of how Western media commentators pronounced “Beijing” during the 2008 Olympics. It’s hilarious, and historically enlightening.

The “Two Chinese Characters” (“2CC”) appeared on the US National Public Radio program “Only a Game” on 23 January 2010. Hear the full interview here.

John….

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