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Pronouncing the city's name.  (Qjmp: 21006)

Q1) How should I pronounce Fukuoka?

Roughly, the "foo" as in "food", the "quo" as in "quote" and the "ca" as in "cat". In fact the "foo" is so soft it could almost be a "hu" (as in "hook").

foo-quo-ca or f/hu-quo-ca.

Q2) What is someone from Fukuoka called?

Just as someone from London is known as a "Londoner" and someone from New York is known as a "New Yorker", someone from Fukuoka is known as a "Fukuokan".

Q3) What is the diminutive form of "Fukuoka".

You mean like Hong Kong is known as "Honkers" and Manchester is known as "Manc"? In that sense, for reasons unclear to us, "Fukuoka", does not have a diminutive form and is always referred to by its full name.

Q4) Really?


Q4) And when I come to Fukuoka by air, my baggage tag will say?

It will announce to the world that you are flying in to FUK.

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