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    #1

    I like jujubes

    Hi teachers,

    Is "I like jujubes" correct? And what is the correct pronunciation, please?

    Thanks.
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    #2

    Re: I like jujubes

    "Jujubes" is a brand name, so it should be capitalized.

    It is said "jew jew bees."

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    #3

    Re: I like jujubes

    It's not always a brand name according to Wikipedia:

    Jujube (/ˈb/ or /ˈb/), or jube, is the name of several types of candy, varying in description on a regional basis. The candies can vary in texture from being hard and resinous to something similar to firm loukoum or gummy candies.
    In the United States, Jujubes is the brand name of a particular type of candy, whereas in Canada the word is generic, and describes any of many similar confections.
    In the UK we call this kind of sweet Midget Gems, gumdrops, hard gums, fruit jellies or wine gums.

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    #4

    Re: I like jujubes

    I seem to remember pronouncing them joojoobs when I was a child. Regional difference?
    To answer the OP's original question, the sentence is correct.

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    #5

    Re: I like jujubes

    I hated them.

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