How to pronounce entertain

In a very irritating (to the English language enthusiast) series of commercials on German television and radio, Deutsche Telekom keeps using a wrong pronunciation of entertain. As you can hear in the video linked below, the word entertain is incorrectly (but repeatedly) stressed on the first instead of the third syllable (that is, [‘entəteɪn] instead of [ˌentəˈteɪn]). You can listen to the correct pronunciation here. This incorrect pronunciation may be related to the German pronunciation of Entertainer, which also stresses the first syllable.

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