How to pronounce DAX and CAC40

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  1. kylera macrumors 65816

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    Is there a standard way to pronounce or say DAX (German stock exchange) or CAC40 (French stock exchange)? Do you say D-ah-x, or D-A-X?
     
  2. juanm macrumors 65816

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    I don't know about DAX, but CAC40 is pronounced in French like it's a word. Something like kɑk and then quarante (forty in French).

    Search for videos on youtube, and you'll hear native speakers pronounce it.
     
  3. kylera thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, though it may be easier to just let CNN or CNBC drone on in the background.
     
  4. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    I've heard the DAX pronounced on Marketplace (a business/financial show on NPR) as "Dacks." Rhymes with stacks.
     
  5. twietee macrumors 603

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    Don't know how to pronounce Dacks, but DAX = ducks
     
  6. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting. Where are you from?
     
  7. twietee macrumors 603

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    Germany. And actually you're right with Dacks (or even Dachs), but only if you pronounce it as a german would do. I assume you pronounce it more like (M)acs?
     
  8. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. Macs, stacks, hacks, racks...

    By the way, kylera, in keeping with the stock market theme, the main London based index I hear about is the FTSE 100. Called the "footsie." In Hong Kong, there's the HSI - just the initialism is used. And the Nikkei in Japan is just "the Nikkei." ("Knee kay.")

    That's all I know about foreign stocks. :eek:
     
  9. Bug-Creator macrumors 6502

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    DAX is spelled like "Dachs" (Badger) in German for english-speakers thats actually quite close to how they spell "ducks".
     

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