How Do You Pronounce PyeongChang Without Sounding Mildly Racist?
How Do You Pronounce PyeongChang?
Wondering what the correct "PyeongChang" pronunciation is? Well, you're not alone, especially since the 2018 Winter Olympics are set in PyeongChang, South Korea. And let's be real. Since 2011, when the International Olympic Committee announced that the upcoming Winter Olympics would take place in PyeongChang, you've probably been struggling with how to pronounce PyeongChang. But, rather than pronouncing PyeongChang wrong and laughing about it for the next two weeks, you're looking up how to do it correctly, And that's progress, right? Maybe this means that Hollywood will stop giving Asian roles to white people. No? I digress. So, how do you say "PyeongChang"? Don't worry. It's not as difficult as it seems! You'll be saying it correctly by the opening ceremony on February 9th!
Why Is The "C" In "PyeongChang" Sometimes Capitalized?
Traditionally, the "C" in Pyeongchang is not capitalized to write "PyeongChang." So, why is the "C" capitalized? According to Biz Journals, The International Olympic Committee and Korean organizers refer to the county as "PyeongChang" rather than "Pyeongchang" so people can better distinguish the location from the 2018 Winter Olympics from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang.
For Yongpyong Alpine Centre
For Bokwang Snow Park
For Gangneung Coaster Cluster
For Jeongseon Alpine Centre
For Kwandong Hockey Center
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