Why Airbnb’s new Chinese name is an epic fail

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jyuan_us  Identity Verified
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The first 2 characters together Mar 28

sound weird.

[Edited at 2017-03-28 22:34 GMT]


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Lincoln Hui  Identity Verified
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Pronunciation Mar 29

Go on, pronounce "Airbnb" for me. I dare you.

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Kristina Cosumano  Identity Verified
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Lincoln Hui wrote:

Go on, pronounce "Airbnb" for me. I dare you.


In English, at least: AIR-bee-en-BEE.

"BnB" is an older term, short for "bed & breakfast".


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