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How to pronounce Fredrik Backman's name

How to Pronounce Fredrik Backman

Fredrik Backman
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Fredrik Backman's name is pronounced as:

Backman's name is pronounced broadly as it sounds, but his famous character Ove is more challenging, it rhymes with hoover

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