How to say: Halkidiki
A daily guide to words and names in the news from Lena Olausson of the BBC Pronunciation Unit.
"Today's name is the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece, where forest fires forced tourists to spend last night on the beach. The pronunciation is hal-kee-dhi-KEE (-dh as in "this")."
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