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    Default How to pronounce "bokeh or boke"?

    What is the correct pronunciation for the word “bokeh or boke” which refers to the out of focus areas of a photograph? I had been pronouncing it like the French word “bouquet” until I was informed that that was incorrect.

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    I pronounce it the same way as no teeth in hokkien...which is obviously wong...

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    Yeah, I pronounce it as b-k, b, though I don't usually use that term, just DOF/blur.

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    I pronounce it as "Bo Gay"... in hokkien means no teeth.

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    Boke is a Japanese word...

    If you know a bit of Japanese phonetics, you'll know that it's pronounced as "bo-kay"
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    at 1st, it tot is malay word.. until i saw the word in the canon lens handbook.. gee

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    It's a Japanese word. Pronounce it as 'bo-keh'. Literally means fuzziness or dizziness. In lay man's term, it describes the appearance or "feel" of out-of-focus backgrounds and foregrounds.
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    i pronounce as bo-kay

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    Quote Originally Posted by niki
    at 1st, it tot is malay word.. until i saw the word in the canon lens handbook.. gee

    nah.. malay word is 'botak'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by obewan
    I pronounce it as "Bo Gay"... in hokkien means no teeth.
    I pronouce it as boat quay or boat key

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    Quote Originally Posted by laforge
    I pronouce it as boat quay or boat key

    u go clubbing 'aka chiong' too much already...

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    Little tidbits: One of minolta lenses' selling point is their (supposedly) good bokeh which portrait shooters love!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT_
    u go clubbing 'aka chiong' too much already...
    those who gamble alot... will call it Bookie...

    WAH L*N EH... This BOOKIE DAMN CHIO!!!! CREAMY CREAMY!!! MIRROR LENS MACHIAM SEE ALOT OF GOAL!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    those who gamble alot... will call it Bookie...

    WAH L*N EH... This BOOKIE DAMN CHIO!!!! CREAMY CREAMY!!! MIRROR LENS MACHIAM SEE ALOT OF GOAL!!!
    Rofl!!!!!

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