Following up on my previous post about Edinburgh, I want to discuss the English pronunciation of Berlin. According to the Longman Pronunciation Dictionary, the pronunciation is [bɜː’lɪn], suggesting that
(1) the r is not pronounced, even in American English,
(2) the stress is on the second syllable (many German speakers stress the first syllable when saying Berlin in English, making it sound a bit like burger),
(3) the pronunciation on Berlin’s English Wikipedia entry, [bərˈlɪn], is wrong.
You can listen to the pronunciation of Berlin here.