Pronunciation of


German breed of dog with short legs and a long body that is commonly known as sausage dog.
The pronunciation of dachshund seems complicated because of the apparent difficulty of correctly saying the -ch and -sh sounds.
It becomes simpler by looking at where the name comes from. The word dachshund derives from the term Dachs, which means badger in German and Hund, which means dog.
From the way the word is constructed the -sh contains the end of Dachs and the beginning of Hund. Therefore, the words are pronounced separately, as dachs-hund, where -chs, sounds like "x" and -hund sounds like "hoond".
So the correct way to pronounce dachshund in German is dax-hoond.
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