How do you say exotic?

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How do you pronounce the letter "x" in the spanish word "exotico"?

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updated OCT 28, 2009
posted by kgoff

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Officially, it to be pronounced like "ks," just as it is in English.

However, in both English and Spanish, it's common to say "gz" when presented with words like "exotic." So, the pronunciation in English would be "Egg zoh-dic" and in Spanish "Egg- zoh-dico."

Here's an excellent article that explains how Spanish letters sound.

updated OCT 28, 2009
edited by --Mariana--
posted by --Mariana--
Around here, most people pronounce the English word "exotic" like "egg zah dic". The "gz" pronunciation for "x" is quite common in English.
I agree with Lorenzo. The gz sound is what's more common. I'll edit to include that info. Thanks, Lorenzo.