AP-News Pronunciation Guide L-R

L

Anthony LaCalamita — luh-kal-uh-MEE’-tuh

Debra Lafave — luh-FAYV’

Emeril Lagasse — EM’-ur-ul leh-GAH’-see

Laglio — LAHL’-yoh

Abdullah Lagmani — ab-DOOL’-uh lahg-MAHN’-ee

Lagos — LAY’-gohs or LAH’-gohs

Maurice Lagrone — lah-GROHN’

Emile Lahoud — ee-MEEL’ lah-HOOD’

Andy Laine — LAY’-nee

David Lakey — LAY’-kee

Hemant Lakhani — HEH’-muhnt luh-KAH’-nee

Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi — zah-KEE’ oor-rah-MAHN’ lahk-VEE’

Lakshmi — LAHK’-shmee

Guy Laliberte — gee lah-lee-behr-TAY’

Lac-Megantic — lak-may-gahn-TEEK’

Ovide Lamontagne — OH’-vihd la-mahn-TAYN’

Joep Lange — yoop LANG’-uh

L’Aquila — LAH’-kwee-lah

Lashkar-e-Taiba — LAHSH’-kahr ee TOY’-buh

Las Ramblas — lahs RAHM’-blahs

Mary Landrieu — LAN’-droo

Mitch Landrieu — LAN’-droo

Landstuhl — LAHND’-shtool

Joep Lange — yoop LAHN’-guh

James Langevin — LAN’-jih-vin

Dave Lapan — luh-PAN’

Ali Larijani — lehr-uh-ZHAH’-nee

Lashkar-e-Taiba — LASH’-kar-ee-TOY’-buh

Latakia — lah-tah-KEE’-ah

Queen Latifah — lah-TEE’-fuh

Latifiyah — lah-TEE’-fee-yuh

Cesar Laurean — SEH’-sahr LOHR’-ee-uhn

Maria Lauterbach — LAW’-tur-bahk

Sergey Lavrov — sir-GAY’ lahv-RAWF’

Jorge Lazareff — HOR’-hay

Mike Lazaridis — laz-ah-REE’-dees

Ed Lazear — luh-ZEER’

Lee Hoi-chang — lee hweh-chayng

Annie Le — lay

Lead, S.D. — leed

LaSalle Leffall — leh-FAWL’

Mike Leavitt — LEH’-vit

Lee Hsien Loong — lee haz-ee-en lahng

Lee Myung-bak — lee myuhng bahk

Robert Joseph Legendre — leh-ZHAHN’-dray

Lehman Brothers — LEE’-muhn

John Lehman — LAY’-man

Reichen Lehmkuhl — RY’-kuhn LEHM’-kuhl

Richard Leigh — lee

Mike Leinbach — LYN’-bahk

Le Mans — lu-MAHN’

George LeMieux — luh-MYOO’

Michael Lemole — luh-MOHL’

Lennar — LEN’-ahr

Leola — lee-OH’-luh

Paul LePage — luh-PAYJ’

William Levada — leh-VAY’-duh

Chiara Levin — kee-AH’-rah LEV’-in

Diana Levine — luh-VEEN’

Chandra Levy — SHAHN’-druh LEE’-vee

Robert Levy — LEE’-vee

Leyte — LAY’-tay

Lhasa — LAH’-sah

Joe Lhota — LOH’-tuh

Daniel Libeskind — LEE’-behs-kihnd

LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) — LY’-bor

Liviu Librescu — LIHV’-yoo lih-BRES’-koo

Stephen Liczbinski — liz-BIN’-skee

Lien Chan — LEE’-ehn jan

Likud — lee-KOOD’

Lima — LEE’-muh

Rick Linnehan — LIN’-uh-han

Hans Lipschis — huhns LIP’-shis

Lithonia — ly-THOH’-nee-uh

Alexander Litvinenko — leet-vee-NYEN’-koh

Scott Livengood — LY’-vehn-gud

Ken Livingstone — LIHV’-ing-stuhn

Liu Boming — leeyo bo-mee-ayng

Liu Xiaobo — lee-OO’ show-BOH’

Tzipi Livni — TSIH’-pee LIHV’-nee

Paul and Stephanie Lizon — LY’-zahn

Gaspar Llamazares — gas-pahr yah-mah-THAHR’-ays

Terry Lee Loewen — LOH’-win

Lindsay Lohan — LOH’-un

Ivan Lopez — ee-VAHN’

Michael Lopez-Alegria — ah-leh-GREE’-uh

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador — ahn-DRAYS’ mahn-WEHL’ LOH’-pez OH’-brah-dohr

Lorazepam — lor-AZ’-uh-pam

Jared Loughner — LAWF’-nur

Jean Louis — jeen LOO’-ihs

Michel Louis — mih-SHEHL’- LOO’-ihs

Demi Lovato — DEM’-ee luh-VAH’-toh

Laurence Lovette — luh-VEHT’

Lu Lingzi — loo ling-zuh

Andrei Lugovoi — AHN’-dray LOO’-goh-voy

Alexander Lukashenko — loo-kuh-SHENG’-koh

Sidney Lumet — loo-MEHT’

Sarah Lunde — LUHN’-dee

Lupit — loo-PEET’

Valery Lyndin — vah-LEH’-ree LIN’-din

M

Ma Ying-jeou — mah yeeng-joh

Maalot — mah-ah-LOHT’

Wangari Maathai — wan-GAH’-ree mah-DY’

Lorin Maazel — mah-ZEL’

Ray Mabus — MAY’-buhs

Maersk — mursk

Marcial Maciel — mahrs-YAHL’ mahs-YEL’

Madhya Pradesh — MUH’-dyuh PRUH’-desh

Bernard Madoff — MAY’-dawf

Magee — muh-GEE’

Magen David Adom — mah-GHEN’ dah-VIHD’ ah-DOHM’

Sandy Magnus — MAG’-nus

Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj — rah-JEHN’-drah rah-MOON’ mah-hah-RAHZH’

Abhijit Mahoto — ah-buh-SHEET’ muh-HAH’-toh

Mahawil — mah-hah-WEEL’

Imam Mahdi — EE’-mahm MAH’-dee

Ahmed Maher — AHH’-mehd MAH’-ehr

Mahmoudiya — mahk-moo-DEE’-ah

Mukhtar Mai — mook-TAHR my

Majdanek — my-DAH’-nehk

Deborah Majoras — mah-JOHR’-us

Fumihiko Maki — foo-meh-HEE’-koh MAH’-kee

Alaa Makki — AH’-lah MEH’-kee

Malaga — MAL’-uh-guh

Malawi — mah-LAH’-wee

Maldives — MAHL’-dyvz

Yanira Maldonado — yah-NEER’-ah

Yuri Malenchenko — YOOR’-ee mal-ehn-CHEHN’-koh

Ramiele Malubay — RAY’-me-el mah-LOO’-by

Mamaroneck — muh-MA’-ruh-nek

Manama — mah-NAH’-mah

Joe Manchin — MAN’-chihn

Mandali — MAHN’-dah-lee

Imran Mandhai — im-rahn mahn-dy

Manitowoc — MAN’-ih-toh-wawk

Mantoloking, N.J. — mahn-toh-LOH’-king

Ray Manzarek — man-ZAYR’-ehk

Sergio Marchionne — SEHR’-jee-oh mahr-kee-OH’-nay

Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz — KAH’-zhee-myehrsh mahr-cheen-KAY’-vihch

Zachariah Marcyniuk — MAHR’-seh-nihk

Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky — mahr-GOH’-leez mehz-VIHN’-skee

Joseph Margulies — mahr-GOO’-lee-ez

Mengistu Haile Mariam — mehn-JEE’-stoo HY’-lee mahr-ee’-am

Harry Markopolos — mahr-KAHP’-uh-luhs

Mirjana Markovic — meer-ee-YAH’-nah mahr-KOH’-vich

Diarmuid Martin — DER’-muhd

Marjayoun — mar-zheye-OON’

Mas Selamat Kastari — mahs sel-AH-maht KAHS’-tahr-ee

Khaled Mashaal — HAH’-led MAH’-shahl

Aslan Maskhadov — AS’-lahn mahs-HA’-dahv

Timothy Massad — MAS’-sed

Ben Massar — muh-SAHR’

Rick Mastracchio — muh-STRAHK’-ee-oh

Khairullozhon Matanov — hy-ROO’-luh-zhahn MAH’-tuh-nahf

Mattawamkeag — mat-ah-WAHM-keg

Thomas Matusiewicz — muh-TOO’-suh-wits

Keith Matthew Maupin — MAW’-pin

Jaime Maya Duran — HY’-may MY’-uh dur-AHN’

Roger Maynulet — MAN’-yoo-leht

Mazar-i-Sharif — mu-ZAHR’-eh-sheh-REEF’

Thabo Mbeki — TAH’-boh um-BEH’-kee

McAfee — MAK’-uh-fee

Terry McAuliffe — mih-KAWL’-ihf

James McAvoy — MAK’-uh-voy

Patrick McGagh — mik-GAH’

Dina Matos McGreevey — DEE’-nuh MAY’-tohs mihk-GREE’-vee

Jahi McMath — juh-HY’

Jeanice McMillan — juh-NEES’

Evan Mecham — MEE’-kuhm

Medellin — meh-deh-YEEN’

Javier Suarez Medina — HAH’-vi-er SWAHR’-es muh-DEE’-nuh

David Medine — meh-DEEN’

Adis Medunjanin — ah-DEES’ may-DOON’-yah-neen

Dmitry Medvedev — dih-MEE’-tree med-VYEH’-dyev

Mefloquine — MEHF’-luh-kwyn

Megawati Sukarnoputri — meh-gah-WAH’-tee soo-kahr-noh-POOT’-rih

Megi — meh-GEE’

Thia Megia — THEE’-uh muh-GEE’-uh

Ahmed Mehalba — AH’-med meh-HAHL’-bah

Tarek Mehanna — TEH’-rehk meh-HAH’-nah

Detlev Mehlis — DET’-lev MEL’-ihs

Anwar Mehmood — an-WEHR’ mah-MOOD’

Johannes Mehserle — yoh-HAH’-nes MEZ’-ur-lee

Baitullah Mehsud — BEH’-tuh-luh mah-SOOD’

Hakimullah Mehsud — hah-kee-MUH’-lah meh-SOOD’

Zeljko Mejakic — ZHEHL’-koh meh-YAH’-kich

Camilo Mejia — kah-MEE’-loh meh-HEE’-ah

Hipolito Mejia — ee-POH’-lee-toh me-HEE’-yah

Meijer — MY’-ur

Mei Lan — may lahn

Armin Meiwes — AHR’-meen MY’-vays

Fayssal Mekdad — FY’-suhl MEHK’-dahd

Charles Melancon — mel-ahn-SOHN’

Mena — MEE’-nuh

Kristian Menchaca — men-CHAH’-kah

Larry Mendte — MEN’-tee

Jean Charles de Menezes — zheh-AHN’ SHAR’-lehs deh meh-NEH’-zehs

Menominee River — meh-NAH’-mih-nee

Mentawai – mehn-TAH’-wy

Idina Menzel — ih-DEE’-nah mehn-ZEHL’

Meramec River — MEHR’-uh-mehk

Mount Merapi — meh-RAH’-pee

Ismail Merchant — ISH’-mayl

Anthony Mercieca — mur-see-AY’-kuh

Paul Merhige — MAYR’-ihj

Angela Merkel — AHN’-geh-lah MEHR’-kuhl

Johannes Mehserle — yoh-HAH’-nes MEZ’-ur-lee

Khaled Meshaal — MAH’-shahl

Stipe Mesic — STEE’-pay MEH’-sich

Jean-Marie Messier — zhan mah-REE’ MEH’-see-ay

Methuen — mih-THOO’-uhn

Kweisi Mfume — kwah-EE’-see oom-FOO’-may

Joseph Micale — mi-KAYL’

Michael Michaud — MEE’-show

Roberto Micheletti — mee-cheh-LEH’-tee

Harriet Miers — MY’-urz

Mijailo Mijailovic — mee-EYE’-loh mee-EYE’-luh-vich

Milan, Michigan — MY’-lehn

Alexander Milinkevich — mee-leen-KAY’-veech

Bart Millard — mil-AHRD’

Slobodan Milosevic — sloh-BOH’-dahn mee-LOH’-shuh-vich

Richard Milstein — MIL’-steen

Milan Milutinovic — mee-LAHN’ mee-loo-TIN’-oh-vik

Anthony Minghella — AN’-tuh-nee min-GEHL’-lah

Miramonte — mee-ruh-MAHN-tay

Aleksandr Misurkin — mih-ZUR’-kihn

John Mittleider — MIHT’-ly-dur

Amram Mitzna –AHM’rahm MITS’-nah

Walter Mixa — MIHK’-sah

Miyagi — mee-YAH’-gee

Ole Mjoes — OO’-leh MYEHS

Ratko Mladic — RAHT’-koh MLAH’-dich

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka — poom-zih-LAY’ MLAM’-boh NOO’-kuh

Emmerson Mnangagwa — moo-nahn-GAHG’-wah

Steven Mnuchin — mih-NOO’-chin

Moab — MOH’-ab Shaul Mofaz — shah-OOL’ moh-FAHZ’

Khalfan Khamis Mohamed — KAHL’-fahn KAH’-mis moh-HAH’-med

Mahathir Mohamed — muh-HAH’-thihr moh-HAH’-med

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed — HAH’-leed shayk moh-HAH’-med

Ramzi Mohammed — RAHM’-zee moh-HAH’-mehd

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud — ab-DEE’-RAH’-mahn shayk moh-HAH’-mud

Moneta, Virginia — moh-NEE’-tah

Monmouth — MAHN’-muth

Hossein Ali Montazeri — hoh-SAYN ah-LEE’ mon-tah-zeh-REE’

Vladimiro Montesinos — mon-tay-SEE’-nohs

Monticello, Minnesota — mahn-tih-SEL’-oh

Evo Morales — EH’-voh mohr-AHL’-ays

Mossad — moh-SAHD’

Mosul — MOH’-sul

Ernest Moniz — moh-NEEZ’

Hector Xavier Monsegur — ZAY’-vee-yur MAHN’-seh-gur

Luc Montagnier — mohn-tahn-YAY

Geoff Morrell — moh-REHL’

Ennio Morricone — EHN’-yoh mor-ee-KOHN’-eh

Robert Mosbacher — MAHS’-bah-kur

Mounir el Motassadeq — moo-NEER’ el moh-tah-SAH’-dek

Manouchehr Mottaki — mah-noo-CHAYR’ moh-tah-KEE’

Mir Hossein Mousavi — meer hoh-SAYN’ moo-SAH’-vee

Amr Moussa — AH’-mer MOO’-sah

Zacarias Moussaoui — zak-uh-REE’-uhs moo-SOW’-ee

Imad Moustapha — ih-mahd moo-STAH’-fuh

MRSA — MUR’-suh

Marwan Muasher — mahr-WAHN moo-AH-shur

Hosni Mubarak — HOHS’-nee moo-BAH’-rahk

Robert Mueller — MUHL’-ur

Robert Mugabe — moo-GAH’-bay

Imad Mughniyeh — ee-MAHD’ MOOG’-nee-yuh Larry Mugrage — MUH’-grij

Mujahedeen — moo-jah-hih-DEEN’

Mujahedeen Khalq — moo-jah-hih-DEEN’ kahlk

Michael Mukasey — myoo-KAY’-zee

Ashoka Mukpo — ah-SHOH’-kuh MUK’-poh (MUK rhymes with book)

Mukwonago — muh-KWAHN’-uh-goh

Alan Mulally — muh-LAHL’-lee

Mumbai — MOOM’-by Mohammad Munaf — moh-HAHM’-ed MUN’-af

Edvard Munch — AYD’-vart MOONGK

Frankie Muniz — MYOO’-nihz Cristian Mungiu — moon-joo

Lachlan Murdoch — LAHK’-lahn MUR’-dahk

Timothy Muris — MYOOR’-ihs

Sarah Murnaghan — MUR’-nuh-han

Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse — AHB’-dih-wah-lee AHB’-dih-kah-dir moo-SAY’

Pervez Musharraf — pur-VEHZ’ moo-SHAH’-ruhv

Nacer Mustafa — NAH’-sur moo-STAH’-fah

Amir Khan Muttaqui — mew-TAH’-kee

Wakil Ahmed Muttawakil — wah-KEEL’ ah-MED’ mut-uh-wah-KIHL’

Levy Mwanawasa — LEH-vee wah-nah-WAH-sah

Myanmar — mee-an-MAWR’

Abdelghani Mzoudi — ahb-del-GAH’-nee muh-SOOD’-ee

N

Naalin — nah-LEEN’

Nabatiyeh — nah-bah-TEE’-yuh

Nabilone — NAB’-ih-lohn

Joseph Nacchio — NAH’-chee-oh

Naegleria fowleri — nuh-GLEER’-ee-uh FOW’-lur-ee

Javid Naghani — jah-VEED’ neh-GAH’-nee

Ray Nagin — NAY’-gin

Nahariya — nah-hah-REE’-yuh

David Nahmias — NAH’-mee-uhs

Ali Naimi — NAH’-mee

Najaf — NAH’-jahf

Nalchik — NAHL’-chik

Namdaemun — NAHM’-day-moon

Janet Napolitano — neh-pahl-ih-TAN’-oh

Nappanee — NA’-puh-nee

Nasiriyah — nah-sih-REE’-uh

Hassan Nasrallah — HAS’-ahn NAS’-ruh-lah

Nauru — NAH’-roo

Emilio Navaira — nah-VY’-rah

Prince Nayef — NY’-ehf

Ahmed Nazief — AHKH’-med ah-ZEEF’

Ido Nehustan — ee-DOH’ neh-HOHS’-tarn

Neosho — nee-OH’-shoh

Paolo Nespoli — NES’-poh-lee

Benjamin Netanyahu — neh-ten-YAH’-hoo

Randy Neugebauer — NAW’-guh-bow-er

Neve Dekalim — neh-VEH’ deh-kah-LEEM’

Thandie Newton — TAN’-dee

Ne-Yo — NEE’-yoh

Tan Nguyen — WIN

Nias — nee-AHS’

Pete Nickolenko — nih-koh-LEHN’-koh

Anja Niedringhaus — AHN’-yuh NEE’-dring-hows

Kirstjen Nielsen — KEER’-sten NEEL’-sen

Lisa Niemi — NEE’-mee

Michael Niemira — nuh-MY’-rah

Mike Nifong — NY’-fawng

Niger — nee-ZHEHR’

Imad Nimer — NEE’-mer

El Nino — el NEEN’-yoh

Laurent Nkunda — luh-RAWN’ un-KOON’-duh

Rinaldo Nocentini — noh-chen-TEE’-nee

Yoshihiko Noda — yoh-shih-HEE’-koh NOH’-duh

Tom Noe — NOH’-ee

Soichi Noguchi — soh-EE’-chee noh-GOO’-chee

Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi — oh-la-JIH’-day oh-luh-wah-SHEH’-oon noh-EE’-bee

Philippe Noiret — nwah-RAY’

Elin Nordegren — EE’-lihn NOHRD’-grihn

Manuel Noriega — nor-ee-AY’-guh

Ayman Nour — EYE’-muhn noor

Krist Novoselic — noh-voh-SEL’-ik

Novosibirsk — noh-vuh-sih-BEERSK’

Nowruz — noh-ROOZ’

Nuestro Himno — NWAY’-stroh EEM’-noh Robert Nunes — noonz

Amrozi bin Nurhasyim — am-ROH’-zee bihn noor-hah-SEEM’

Yusuf Nuristani — YOO’-sihf noo-ruh-STAH’-nee

Nursultan Nazarbayev — nur-sul-TAHN’ nah-sahr-BAH’-yev

Sari Nusseibeh — noo-SAY’-buh

Julius Nyerere — ny-REHR’-ee

Lupita Nyong’o — loo-PEE’-tuh nee-YAHNG’-goh

O

Oaxaca — wuh-HAH’-kah Thoraya Obaid — thohr-EYE’-uh oh-BAYD’

Olusegun Obasanjo — oh-LOO’-see-gun oh-BAH’-sahn-joh

Mahdi Shukur Obeidi — MAH’-dee shuh-KOOR’ oh-BAY’-dee

Rupinder Oberoi — roo-PIN’-dur OH’-bur-roy

Jim Oberweis — OH’-ber-wys Abdullah Ocalan — ab-DOOL’-uh OH’-juh-lahn

Ochlockonee River — oh-KLAHK’-nee

Ocoee — oh-KOH’-ee

Ocracoke Island — OHK’-ruh-kohk

Stephenie Ochsenbine — OH’-shun-byn

Mohamed Sadeek Odeh — sah-DEEK’ oh-DAY’

Ray Odierno — oh-dee-EHR’-noh

Peter Odighizuwa — ah-dig-uh-ZOO’-wuh

Hurricane Odile — oh-DEEL’

Raila Odinga — RY’-luh oh-DING’-uh

Dan Odom — OH’-dum

Oglala — ahg-LAH’-luh

Ogunquit — oh-GUHNG’-kwit

Ojai — OH’-hy

Dragoljub Ojdanic — DRAH’-goh-loob oy-DAHN’-ich

Okcular — AWK’-choo-lahr

Oktibbeha County — ahk-TIH’-bee-hah

Hakeem Olajuwon — ah-KEEM’ ah-LAH’-zhoo-wahn

Olinguito — oh-lihn-GEE’-toh

Danny Olivas — oh-LEE’-vus

Ehud Olmert — EH’-hood OHL’-murt

Oman — OH’-mahn

Mullah Mohammed Omar — MOO’-lah moh-HAHM’-ed oh-MAHR’

Shawqi Omar — SHAW’-kee OH’-mahr

Esam Omeish — oh-MEESH’

San Onofre — oh-NOH’-fray

Onondaga County — ahn-uhn-DAH’-gah

Mounta Ontake – ahn-TAH’-kay

Yuri Onufrienko — oh-noo-free-ENH’-koh

Zeituni Onyango — zay-TUH’-nee awn-YAHN’-goh

Orakzai — OR’-ehk-zy

Orion Township — OHR’-ee-uhnPeter Orszag — OHR’-zag

Valerie Oskin — OH’-skin

Hussain Osman — hoo-SAYN’ AHZ’-muhn

Oso, Washington — OH’-soh

Thomas Osowik — AH’-suh-wihk

Ossetia — oh-SET’-yuh

Susanne Osthoff — AH’-stahf

Alassane Ouattara — ah-lah-SAHN’ WAH’-tah-rah

Owatonna — oh-wuh-TAHN’-uh

P

Padang — PAH’-dahng

Jose Padilla — hoh-ZAY’ puh-DEE’-uh

Dimitrios Pagourtzis — puh-GOR’-chees

Juan Pio Paiva — hwahn PEE’-oh pah-EE’-vuh

Rolandas Paksas — roh-LAHN’-dahs PAHK’-sahs

Paktia — pahk-TEE’-ah

Alan Pakula — pa-KOO’-luh

Ana Palacio — AH’-nuh puh-LAH’-see-oh

Palbociclib — pal-boh-SY’-klib

Sarah Palin — PAY’-lin

Yigal Palmor — YEE’-gahl pahl-MOHR’

Palmyra, Syria — pahl-MEER’-uh

Palomar Mountain — PAHL’-oh-mahr

Orhan Pamuk — OR’-hahn PAH’-muk

Hayden Panettiere — pan-uh-tee-EHR’

Pangandaran — pang-ahn-dah-RAHNG’

Lucas Papademos — LOOH’-kahs pah-pah-DEH’-mohs

George Papandreou — pah-pahn-DRAY’-oh

Papua province – PAH’-poo-wuh

Park Geun-hye — goon-hay

Uzair Paracha — oo-ZAYR’ puh-RAH’-chuh

Scott Parazynski — pehr-uh-ZIN’-skee

Huzaifa Parhat — hoo-ZY’-fah PAHR’-haht

BNP Paribas — PEHR’-ih-buhs

Annise Parker — an-EES’

Passaic — puh-SAY’-ihk

George Pataki — puh-TAK’-kee

Sharan Patil — SHAHR’-en puh-TIL’

Pratibha Patil — PRUH’-tee-bah puh-TIHL’

Deval Patrick — deh-VAL’

Paso Robles — PAS’-uh ROH’-bulz

Nicole Paultre — PAWL’-tray

Patriarch Pavle — PAHV’-leh

Laguerre Payen — lah-GAYR’ PAY’-en

Julie Payette — py-EHT’

Janos Pasztor — YAH’- nosh PAZ’-tor

Marwyn Peaster — PEE’-stuhr

Nasim Pedrad — nah-SEEM’ peh-DRAHD’

Harvey Pekar — PEE’-kahr

Nancy Pelosi — puh-LOH’-see

Enrique Pena Nieto — ehn-REE’-kay PAYN’-yah NYEH’-toh

Richard Pena — PEEN’-yah

Suzie Pena — PAYN’-yah

Pengxi — puhng-SHEE’

Peramivir — pur-AM’-uh-veer

Shimon Peres — shee-MOHN’ PEHR’-ehs

Amir Peretz — ah-MEER’ PEHR’-etz

Felipe Perez Roque — feh-LEE’-pay PEH’-rehz ROH’-kay

Perrigo — PEHR’-ih-goh

Goeran Persson — YOH’-rahn PEHR’-suhn

Peshawar — puh-SHAH’-wuhr

Don Pettit — PET’-it

David Petraeus — peh-TRAY’-uhs

Daniel Petrocelli — pet-roh-CHEL’-ee

Mariana Pfaelzer — FEHL’-zur

Michael Pfleger — FLAY’-gur

Pflugerville, Texas — FLOO’-gur-vihl

Ryan Phillippe — FIH’-lih-pee

Philippi — FIL’-ih-pee

Kyra Phillips — KEER’-uh

Phosgene — FAHZ’-jeen

Picaridin — pih-KAHR’-ih-din

Navi Pillay — NAH’-vee PEE’-leye

Sebastian Pinera — peen-YEH’-rah

Augusto Pinochet — pee-noh-CHET’

Pinole — puh-NOHL’Heide Piper — HY’-dee PY’-pur

Jeanine Pirro — juh-NEEN’ PEER’-oh

Christopher Pissarides — pihs-ah-REE’-dees

John Pistole — PIH’-stohl Jaime Placencia — HY’-mee plah-SIN’-see-yah

Valerie Plame — playm

Bernard Planche — plahnsh

Plaquemines Parish — PLAK’-uh-minz

Biljana Plavsic — BIHL’-yah-nah PLAHV’-shich

David Plouffe — pluhf

Raymond Plouhar — PLOO’-hahr

Stephen Poaches — poh-SHAY’

Pocosin — puh-KOH’-sin

James Polehinke — pohl-HING’-kee

Anna Politkovskaya — poh-lit-kohv-SKAH’-yuh

Mike Pompeo — pahm-PAY’-oh

Lake Ponchartrain — PAHN’-chuh-trayn

Arisman Pongruangrong — A’-rihz-mahn PAWNG’-groo-ehn-rawn

Richard Poplawski — pahp-LAW’-skee

Port Hueneme — wy-NEE’-mee

Luis Posada Carriles — loo-EES’ poh-SAH’-dah kah-REE’-lays

Poti — PAH’-tee

Haleigh Poutre — HAY’-lee POOT’-ruh

Poway — POW’-ay

Pozarevac — POH’-zhuh-ray-vahts

Noah Pozner — POHZ’-nur

Chip Prather — PRAY’-thur

Carrie Prejean — pray-ZHAHN’

Prescott National Forest — PRES’-kit

Presumpscot — preh-ZUMP’-skaht

Rene Preval — reh-NAY’ preh-VAHL’

Reince Priebus — ryns PREE’-bus

Yevgeny Primakov — yehv-GEH’-nee PREE’-mah-kawf

Salvatore Princiotta — SAL’-vuh-tohr prin-see-AH’-tuh

Pristina — PREE’-shtee-nah

Romano Prodi — roh-MAH’-noh PROH’-dee

Bill Proenza — proh-EN’-zah

Jan Pronk — yahn prahnk

Propofol — PROH’-puh-fahl

Puerto Vallarta — PWEHR’-toh vah-YAHR’-tah

Puig quintuplets — POOSH

Pulte Homes — PUL’-tee

Vladimir Putin — POO’-tihn

Pyeongchang — PYUHNG’-chahng

Pyongyang — pyuhng-yahng

Q

Abdul Qadir — kah-DEER’

Qaim — KYM

Ali Shalal Qaissi –ah-LEE’ shuh-LAHL’ KEYE’-see

Qalqiliya — kahl-KEEL’-yuh

Qana — KAH’-nah

Entifadh Qanbar — EHN’-tee-fahd KAHN’-bar

Yunus Qanooni — YOO’-nuhs kah-NOO’-nee

Qatar — KUH’-tur

Qingdao — ching-DOW’

Qom — KOHM

Hassan Kazemi Qomi — HAH’-sahn KAH’-zi-mee KOH’-mee

Evi Quaid — EH’-vee

Quantico — KWAHN’-tih-koh

Frank Quattrone — kwah-TROHN’

Quds — kuhdz Quetta — KWEH’-tuh Quezon City — KAY’-zahn

Quinnipiac — KWIN’-ih-pee-ak

Bruce Quintelir — kwin-teh-LEER’

Robert Quiroz — keer-OHS’

Qunu, South Africa — KOO’-noo

Quran — ku-RAHN’

Ahmed Qureia — AHK’-mehd kuh-RAY’-uh

Shah Mahmood Qureshi — MAH’-mood keh-REHSH’-ee

Qusair — koo-SAY’-er

R

Burhanuddin Rabbani — boor-HAHN’-uh-deen ruh-BAH’-nee

Yasser Abed Rabbo — YAH’-ser AH’-bed RA’-boh

Yitzhak Rabin — YIT’-sahk rah-BEEN’

Ivica Racan — EE’-vih-chah RAH’-chihn

Amy Radin — RAY’-dihn

John Raese — RAY’-see

Rafah — RAH’-fah

Jean-Pierre Raffarin — zhohn-pee-ehr raw-fuh-REH’

Hashemi Rafsanjani — hah-SHEH’-mee rahf-sahn-JAHN’-ee

Nick Rahall — RAY’-hahl

Paulos Faraj Rahho — POW’-loh fah-RAHJ’ rah-HOO’

Abdul Rahman — ahb-DOOL’ RAHK’-mahn

Matiur Rahman — MAH’-tee-ayr RAH’-mahn

Mount Rainier — ray-NEER’

Prince Rainier — ren-YAY’

Raj Rajaratnam — rahj rah-juh-RUHT’-nuhm

Jabril Rajoub — jahb-REEL’ rah-JOOB’

Ramadan — RAH’-mah-dahn

Ramadi — rah-MAH’-dee

Ramallah — rah-MAHL’-ah

Ramapo — RAM’-uh-poh

Ramstein Air Base — RAHM’-shtyn

Bill Rancic — RAN’-sik

Abdel Aziz Rantisi — AHB’-duhl ah-ZEEZ’ rahn-TEE’-see

Raqqa, Syria — RAH’-kah

Ras Lanouf — rahs lah-NOOF’

Anders Fogh Rasmussen — AHN’-derz FOHG RAHS’-moo-sihn

Lars Loekke Rasmussen — lahrs LEHK’-ee RAS’-muh-sen

Ratatouille — rat-uh-TOO’-ee

Christopher Ratte — RA’-tuh

Feisal Abdul Rauf — rah-OOF’

Rawalpindi — rah-wuhl-PIN’-dee

Nabil Abu Rdeneh — nuh-BEEL’ AH’-boo ruh-DIH’-nay

Bill Readdy — REE’-dee

Mount Redoubt — REE’ dowt

Maulana Fazal-ur Rehman — muh-law-nuh fuhz-LOOR’ VEH’-mahn

Waliur Rehman — wah-lee-UR’ REH’-man

Olli Rehn — AW’-lee rehn

Bryan Reichel — RY’-kuhl Hans Reiser — hahnz REYE’-zur

Garrett Reisman — REES’-man

Thomas Reiter — toh-MAHS’ RY’-ter

Victor Renuart — REN’-yoo-ahrt

Angel Maturino Resendiz — ahn-HEHL’ mah-tyoo-REE’-noh reh-SEN’-deez

Ahmed Ressam — AH’-med res-AHM’

Sylvestre Reyes — sil-VEHS’-tree RAY’-uhs

Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar — REH’-zah tah-ur-eh-ZAHR’

Mohsen Rezaei — MUH’-sihn rez’a-EE

Jason Rezaian — reh-ZY’-ahn

Rhein-Main — ryn-myn

Ri Sol Ju — ree suhl joo

Angela, Richard Ricci — REE’-see

Frank Ricci — RIH’-chee

Tom Riccio — REE’-shee-oh

Paul Rieckhoff — RY’-kawf

Riegelwood — REE’-gul-wud

Riga — REE’-guh

Rimantadine — rih-MAN’-tah-deen

Rimonabant — rih-MOH’-nuh-bant Richard Riordan — REER’-den

Jim Risch — rish

Reuven Rivlin — reh-OO’-vehn REEV’-lihn

Riyadh — rih-YAHD’

Alain Robert — al-AN’ roh-BEHR’

Jacques Robidoux — ROH’-bih-doh

James Roche — rohch

John Roche — rohsh

Rodanthe — roh-DAN’-thee

Scott Roeder — ROH’-dur

Bill Roehl — rayl

Timothy Roemer — ROH’-mur

Jacques Rogge — zhahk ROH’-geh

Roh Moo-hyun — noh moo-hyuhn

David Rohde — rohd

Danny Rolling — RAHL’-ing

Rebecca Romijn — roh-MAYN’

Josh Romanow — ROH’-muh-now

Uwe Romeike — OO’-vah roh-MY’-kee

Clinton Romesha — ROH’-muh-shay

Zhu Rongji — joo wrang jee

Saoirse Ronin — SUR’-shuh

Anton Rop — AN’-tawn rohp

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen — ih-lay-AH’-nah rahs LAY’-tih-nehn

Mark Rosenker — ROH’-zen-kur

Thomas Rosica — roh-SEE’-kah

Gary Roughead — RUF’-hehd

Eddie Ray Routh — rowth

Hasan Rouhani — hah-SAHN’ roh-HAH’-nee

Rowan County, Kentucky — ROW’-uhn (rhymes with cow)

John Rowland — ROH’-lund

J.K. Rowling — ROHL’-ing

Dan Ruefly — ROO’-fly

Kathy Ruemmler — RUHM’-lur

Ibrahim Rugova — IHB’-rah-heem roo-GOH’-vah

Jeffrey Runge — RUHN’-gee (hard “g”)

Mark Rutte — RUH’-tuh

Marla Ruzicka — roo-ZEE’-kah

Vladimir Ryshko — RIHSH’-koh

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