Correct spelling, explanation: bazaar is a word of Middle Eastern origin. The word originates in the Persian bâzâr. The first thing you probably noticed here, are the characteristic signs over some letters. These are accents signifying which sounds are elongated or accentuated. This is why in English the word was adapted as bazaar with the long a sound.
Definition of bazaar:
1. a marketplace, usually associated with the middle eastern area
Bazaars are often considered to be tourist attractions, but for locals, they are just regular marketplaces.
The Great Bazaar in Istanbul is located in a beautiful building and contains over 4000 stalls.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: the characteristic thing about the word bazaar is the long a sound which is very noticeable in pronunciation. This is caused by the fact that in the original Persian word there is an accent on this letter (bâzâr). On the other hand, in the original word, there is no double z, so there is no reason to spell the adapted English word as
bazzar. In practice, if you ever struggle with the spelling of bazaar, just think about the long a sound that will guide the proper spelling.
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