How to say: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
A guide to words and names in the news from Martha Figueroa-Clark of the BBC Pronunciation Unit.
"Today's pronunciation is Iranian President Mahmoud AHMADINEJAD (sometimes also spelt AHMADINEZHAD). Our recommendation is mah-MOOD ah-mad-in-uh-ZHAAD (-h is pronounced in 'Mahmoud' and in 'Ahmadinejad') based on the advice of the BBC Persian Monitoring team."
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