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Einstein ?? what is the correct pronunctiation??


Einstein ?? what is the correct pronunctiation??
Why is Einstein pronounced with   s instead of sh?

 Is it ok if I pronounce it with sh????

29 Dec 2013      

United Kingdom

In England, we say it with a �s � not a �sh �. But I think he was German, so how do they pronounce it? Anybody German? 

29 Dec 2013     


thanks cunliffe
I think Germans pronounce it with sh.
the same thing with the famous novelist john steinbeck

29 Dec 2013     


Einstein is pronounced with sh in German. 

29 Dec 2013     


Also in Hebrew Einstein is pronounced with �sh � and it is written with a "shin � (sh sound) rather than a "samech" (s sound).

29 Dec 2013