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24 Places You've Been Pronouncing Wrong Your Entire Life

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If you are travelling abroad to an unfamiliar place and want to make friends with the locals, you might not be fluent in their language however you can always give a good impression by pronouncing the name of the place you're in correctly. Thankfully to save yourself from offending anyone or sounding ridiculous, Thrillophilia have put together a list of the most commonly mispronounced place names.

To the left is how the majority of people say the place name and to the right is how it is correctly pronounced. Now you can keep correcting your friends every time they mention one of their holidays or where they are planning on going next.

Bangkok, Thailand

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Melbourne, Australia

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Reykjavik, Iceland

places you pronounce wrong 3

Dubai, UAE

places you pronounce wrong 4

Beijing, China

places you pronounce wrong 5

Budapest, Hungary

places you pronounce wrong 6

Phuket, Thailand

places you pronounce wrong 7

Brisbane, Australia

places you pronounce wrong 8

Colombia

places you pronounce wrong 9

Yosemite Park, USA

places you pronounce wrong 10

Iraq

places you pronounce wrong 11

Montreal, Canada

places you pronounce wrong 12

Qatar

places you pronounce wrong 13

The River Thames, UK

places you pronounce wrong 14

Versailles, France

places you pronounce wrong 15

Worcester, UK

places you pronounce wrong 16

Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem

places you pronounce wrong 17

Helena, USA

places you pronounce wrong 18

Kissimmee, USA

places you pronounce wrong 19

Lafayette, USA

places you pronounce wrong 20

La Jolla, USA

places you pronounce wrong 21

Niger

places you pronounce wrong 22

Pakistan

places you pronounce wrong 23

Worcestershire, UK

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Source: thrillophilia.com

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