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    Pronunciation of place names in California, USA

    Martinez
    Pacheco
    Contra Costa

    By the way, is there any online pronunciation dictionary that I could seek help from? Thank you so much.

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    Re: Pronunciation of place names in California, USA

    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    Martinez
    Pacheco
    Contra Costa

    By the way, is there any online pronunciation dictionary that I could seek help from? Thank you so much.
    Oops~ Can any American teachers here give me some hints? Thanks again.

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    Re: Pronunciation of place names in California, USA

    In terms of those words and their particular letters, there is little difference between Spanish and English: [mar 'ti nez] [pa 'tʃe ko] ['kon tra kos ta] will do, even with an English accent.

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    Re: Pronunciation of place names in California, USA

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    In terms of those words and their particular letters, there is little difference between Spanish and English: [mar 'ti nez] [pa 'tʃe ko] ['kon tra kos ta] will do, even with an English accent.
    Really, I could have sworn it would be 'martinez. So things are not always as obvious as they first appear!

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    Re: Pronunciation of place names in California, USA

    By the way, is there any online pronunciation dictionary that I could seek elp from? Thank you so much. Yes, there are free online pronouncing dictionaries. Try these.
    Dictionary.com
    Free online Dictionary of English Pronunciation - Pronounce English words correctly
    Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus - The Free Dictionary

    Hope these benefit you....

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    Re: Pronunciation of place names in California, USA

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    In terms of those words and their particular letters, there is little difference between Spanish and English: [mar 'ti nez] [pa 'tʃe ko] ['kon tra kos ta] will do, even with an English accent.
    Apparently Martinez, Oregon is /'martine/.
    Martinez pronunciation: How to pronounce Martinez in English
    Martinez, Georgia is Martinez
    Martinez, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (If you can believe Wiki)

    How, how do you say Martinez guitars?

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