How to pronounce Quebec?

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Pronunciation of Quebec in US

Quebec is pronounced as: Phonetic Spelling:[ k uu b EH k ]
k uu b EH k
key put bat pet key

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Type of Name:

Name of a city in Canada

Additional Information:

Away back in these early times, when the French were sailing down the St. Lawrence, and taking possession of what they saw, in the name of France, by a turn in the river, they came suddenly into view of a great, sharp over- [263] hanging cliff. "Quel bec!" cried one of the sailors, meaning "What a beak!"

Coming nearer, the leader saw that the top of this cliff would make a fine site for a trading-post. It would be difficult for the enemy to attack, and it would be an excellent watch-tower from which to watch vessels passing on the river.

Accordingly the cliff was chosen for the trading-post and remembering the sailor's cry, the explorer gave it the name Quebec. When it afterwards became a city, you can see that it was indeed a watch-tower for the people. If an enemy's vessel was seen approaching, the people were warned long before it reached them, and they meantime had plenty of opportunity to prepare for defence.


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Pronunciation of Quebec

k-beck



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Pronunciation of Quebec

k bec



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Pronunciation of Quebec

Quebec is pronounced as: Phonetic Spelling:[ k w ih B EH K ]
k w ih B EH K
key win it bat pet key


Type of Name:

province


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Pronunciation of Quebec in Lake Toxaway, NC, five miles from Quebec, NC, USA

Quebec is pronounced as: Phonetic Spelling:[ KWEE b eh k ]
b eh k
bat pet key


Type of Name:

A community in Transylvania County, North Carolina

Origin:

unknown

Alternate Spelling(s):

none

Meaning:

unknown

Additional Information:

I am 70 years old, and have been inquiring for many years as to the reason my ancestral community in western North Carolina got this name. No one seems to know. There is a nearby area named Canada also.

Marjorie Owen


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Pronunciation of Quebec

kwih BEHK



Type of Name:

province


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Pronunciation of Quebec in Lake Toxaway, NC, five miles from Quebec, NC, USA

KWEE bec

This is how the locals pronounce Quebec, the name of their community in Transylvania County, North Carolina.



Type of Name:

A community in Transylvania County, North Carolina

Origin:

unknown

Alternate Spelling(s):

none

Meaning:

unknown

Additional Information:

I am 70 years old, and have been inquiring for many years as to the reason my ancestral community in western North Carolina got this name. No one seems to know. There is a nearby area named Canada also.

Marjorie Owen


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