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Asalam-u-Alaikum, Sir could you explain the following pronunciation of Zara [pronounced as (Z)oom + h(U)mble + (R)ain + sm(A)rt]. I am confused how will it sound? Will it sound like Zura? or Zara? Thanks


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The "u" sound is like a short "a", so it is pronounced like Zaraa, the "a" after "Z" is short, the same as the "a" in Apple, or like the "u" in run, while the "aa" is long, like in stand. So it rhymes with "canal".

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