#EngTalk: Greenwich Pronunciation (video session)

So today’s session will be a little bit different… oooo… can you guess?

Previously we have discussed an #EngTalk on British English Pronunciation -> https://englishtips4u.com/2014/01/06/engtalk-british-englishbre-7-pronunciation/ …

One of the interesting words to be pronounced or said is: Greenwich

Sharing pronunciations by writing here will be difficult, so admin decided to create little interviews on how to say Greenwich :)

Note: This session is bilingual

To introduce this session, here is the video:

So, did you watch the video?

For this session, I went to Greenwich, London, UK to find out about how people would pronounce the town’s name

There are several questions that I asked them…

  1. Siapa nama mereka? / What’s their name?
  2. Dari mana? / Where do they come from?
  3. How would you say this town’s name?
  4. And lastly, their reason to say Greenwich like so / Terakhir, alasan mereka mengatakan Greenwich sedemikian rupa

Video-video berikut ini ada yang menggunakan bahasa Indonesia dengan subtitle bahasa Inggris dan sebaliknya

These videos are in Bahasa Indonesia with English subtitles and vice versa

So, curious on how they say it? Penasaran bagaimana cara mengatakan Greenwich? Simak video-video berikut ini :)

Here is a Greenwich pronunciation by Yujinishe from Japan 

To him it is different to say it in Japan or Japanese

See what he had to say in the video

Next, is a Greenwich pronunciation by Suema from Turkey 

Even Suema had no reason why he said it so, what do you think? See the video to see what he said

Meying from China shared her Greenwich pronunciation

Meying, like Suema, had no reason why she said it so.

See what she has to say about it in the video

Here is Farid (@faridnurrahman) from Indonesia sharing his Greenwich pronunciation

Hear why Farid changed his mind on how to say Greenwich in the video

Dan untuk fellas yang dari Indonesia mungkin ini bisa menjadi masukan dalam pronouncing Greenwich

We also met Trevor from London sharing his Greenwich Pronunciation

See how Trevor would pronounce it as a Londoner in the video

Olga from Finland also shared her Greenwich pronunciation

Olga said her “Greenwich” pronunciation was due to how she has been taught to say it.

See what she has to say in the video

Here is Nelly from Israel sharing his way of pronouncing Greenwich

Interestingly he has two points of view on how to say it.

See the video to find out what he has to say about it

So… what do fellas think?

Which one would you prefer? The British English way or your own way of saying Greenwich?

Here is an outro to the session and has admin’s point of view

On the Outro video, the last video, you can also view and listen how a London Bus says “Greenwich”


Alternatively, the #EngTalk videos can be viewed here -> http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsrk4yjDPIgYLsLduVuppp03WaW5Nv9WU …


Would like to thank @faridnurrahman from Greenwich University very very much for his assistance and to make this #EngTalk session possible!

Also to the interviewees who have participated for this #EngTalk! :D


Fellas, do let me know what you think about this #EngTalk :)


Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on November 29, 2014

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