How is Burj pronounced?
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How do you say Burj Khalifa in Arabic?
The Burj Khalifa is th world’s tallest building – it is located in Dubai. You pronounce Burj Khalifa with a hard ‘j’ at the end of ‘Burj‘ and, in Arabic, the ‘kh’ has the guttural sound of the ‘ch’ in loch. Practically it is perfectly acceptable for English speakers to anglicize the sound by pronouncing it like a ‘k’.
What does Burj Khalifa mean in English?
Burj Khalifa (Arabic: برج خليفة, “Khalifa Tower”) is an extremely tall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates named after Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and is the tallest building ever built, at 828 metres (2,717 feet). Before the building opened, it was called Burj Dubai.
How do locals pronounce Dubai?
As someone who was born in that city and lived there for 17 years, the English pronunciation is duːˈbaɪ (like doo-BYE) with the stress on the last syllable. However, in Arabic, it is dʊˈbɑj (more like Duh-bae) – the “d” sound is softer (like “d” in Italian for example – not as plosive as English).