Celebrity trivia:The most easily missed name is Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel is the chancellor of Germany. She was elected in 2005 and has held the position for 14…

Angela Merkel is the chancellor of Germany. She was elected in 2005 and has held the position for 14 years due to the fact that the German government is built of a grand coalition rather than a dominant ruling party! She was born in East Germany and, until last year, was the leader of the Christian based political party called the Christian Democratic Union of Germany.


Celebrity trivia:The most easily missed name is Angela Merkel
Celebrity trivia:The most easily missed name is Angela Merkel

So how are you getting her name wrong? It looks pretty basic right. Angela as an English name is, rightly, pronounced with the “g” pronounced like a “j” (as in jello). But in German, the ‘g’ is hard so the letter in her name is actually pronounced like the ‘g’ in “angle”. So she is actually “Angle-uh” Merkel (pronounced, somewhat appropriately perhaps, like Urkel as in Steve Urkel).

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