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Einstein ?? what is the correct pronunctiation??



you_per7
Algeria

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      





cunliffe
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     



you_per7
Algeria

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

29 Dec 2013     



Doot
Canada

Einstein is pronounced with sh in German. 

29 Dec 2013     



MarionG
Netherlands

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