I came across this interesting article on Obama’s name in Chinese language
“Until now, Chinese media have always pronounced it AO-BA-MA. But the US embassy has now decided to change it to OU-BA-MA, saying it sounds more accurate.
This has caused outrage in China because the new pronunciation is the same as the one used in Taiwan.”
I had however always thought that Obama was pronounced AO-BA-MA in Chinese language
巴拉克 奥巴马(Bālākè Àobāmǎ): Barack Obama
美国总统奥巴马(Měiguó zǒngtǒng Àobāmǎ): US President Obama
Here is an interesting video.
Be careful with your tones.
布什(Bùshí): Bush (George Bush)
不是(bùshì): not/is not