What’s the correct pronunciation of Mexico?
The answer to the question is simple: If you are speaking Spanish, the word is pronounced “Mehico”; if you are speaking English, it is pronounced “Mexico.”
Is Mexico pronounced as Mehico?
Originally Answered: Why is it called and spelt Mexico and not Mehico? Spanish is not pronounced or spelled the same as English. The common name is México because the letter H is silent in the Spanish language. Mexico is a nahuatl name that was pronounced meshiko, so Spanish men wrote it mexico.
How do Spanish people pronounce Mexico?
In no dialect of modern Spanish
are México and Méjico pronounced
differently. In no dialect of Spanish
is the ‘x’ in México pronounced
like [ks] .
||Hypothetical pronunciation with “j”
Why is Mexico pronounced Mejico?
The name Mexico is derived from mexica, better known as aztecs. “Mejico” is what some spaniards prunounce “Mexico” because “X” can be pronounced like a “J” in nahuatl pronuntiation. Spanish in Spain isn’t enriched with nahuatl, that’s why they think the name is “Mejico”.