How to say: Machu Picchu
A guide to words and names in the news from Catherine Sangster of the BBC Pronunciation Unit.
"Today's pronunciation is the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, in the news because of controversial helicopter flights. The pronunciation is MATCH-oo PEEK-choo."
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