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FYI, this is how you pronounce Jeroen Dijsselbloem’s name

  • Zachary M. Seward
By Zachary M. Seward

Editor-in-chief of Quartz

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In case you were wondering, this is how you pronounce Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister and Eurogroup president, whose offhand remark about Cyprus—namely, that the country’s bailout conditions may not be such a special case, after all—has thrown European markets into a bit of turmoil. Now that everyone is furious at Dijsselbloem, you might as well know how to say his name.

It sounds something like this…

ye-ROHN DAI-sell-bloom

Alternatively, you can decipher this (via Wikipedia):

jəˈrun ˈdɛi̯səlblum

And now you know.

(Pronunciation by Forvo user Brugmans via Matt Yglesias.)

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