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Beijing Holidays: 5 Tours To Help You Discover China’s Capital

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You may be aware that “Beijing” means “northern capital” in Mandarin. However, do you know how “Beijing” is pronounced? English speakers commonly say “Beizhing,” but there is a more accurate pronunciation: The “j” sound in Beijing is certainly closer to “jingle bells” than it is to “beige”…but pronounced properly, it sounds more like “dzj” — somewhat sharper than “j” and pronounced with the tip of the tongue in between your...

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