The Name “Chicago”

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Notice!  —  The pronunciation of any word in English (or any language at all) is not Universal.  This is because there are many different dialects of The English Language — both throughout America, and also world-wide.  The pronunciations that are presented on this site are based-upon a combination of both common usage, and the most neutral accent used in The International Common Tongue (which sounds very-much like “American English” but is more “International”).

Pronunciation Of The Name “Chicago”

Chicago — For this nameThe “Ch” combination is pronounce like the un-voiced “sh” combination;  the “i” is pronounced as an i-schwathe “c” is hard;  the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”the “g” is hard;  and the final “o” is long.


/shih-KAH-go//ʃə(ɪ).ˈkɑ.go/ — Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable —

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