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How to pronounce Reykjavík [Explained]
Reykjavík is the largest city and capital of Iceland with a population of nearly 130,000 people.
The name Reykjavík is said to derive from the steaming hot springs that are typical of the region. In fact, Reykjavík roughly translates to steamy or smoky cove, from old Icelandic.
The correct pronunciation of Reykjavík in Icelandic can be phonetically written as Rayk-yah-veek. The "a" in -Rayk is similar to the "a" in the word "pace", while the -yah sound is pronounced similarly to the word "yes" in German, "ja", with a very open "a".
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