Pronunciation of

Kiev

How to pronounce Kiev
Kiev is the capital of Ukraine and its most populated city, with a population of nearly 3 million people. It is also one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe. Kiev is the common transliterated name of the city, however the city officially uses Kyiv in English, and this name is gaining usage in the anglo-saxon world as well.
The name Kiev is purported to have derived from one of the four legendary siblings who founded the city during medieval times, named Kyi.
The correct pronunciation of Kiev in Ukrainian can be phonetically transcribed as Kee-ef. It must be noted that the "e" in -ef is pronounced as a very closed "e", as heard in the audio. It is a sound that is not contained in words of the English language.
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