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Kjell (Magne Bondevik)

English translation: Kjell

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15:12 Nov 6, 2003
Norwegian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Norwegian term or phrase: Kjell (Magne Bondevik)
How should we pronounce the name "Kjell"? Please give an English transcription. Thanks to all.
Stoyan Germanov
Bulgaria
Local time: 14:17
English translation:Kjell
Explanation:
The "kj"-sound doesn't exist in English -- but it's the same as the "ch"-sound in the German "ich". The e is pronounced as "ai" in English "fair", only short.
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Eivind Lilleskjaeret
Local time: 13:17
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5 +4Kjell
Eivind Lilleskjaeret


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17 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +4
Kjell


Explanation:
The "kj"-sound doesn't exist in English -- but it's the same as the "ch"-sound in the German "ich". The e is pronounced as "ai" in English "fair", only short.

Eivind Lilleskjaeret
Local time: 13:17
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
PRO pts in pair: 200

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Christine Andersen: Say it in 'Scots' (and just don't ask about Magne Bondevik...)
2 mins

agree  Lars Finsen
48 mins

agree  brigidm: Closest English word would be "shell", but where "sh" = "ich" as described above.
1 hr

agree  Suzanne Blangsted
2 hrs
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