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24 Famous Places That You’ve Likely Been Mispronouncing All Your Life

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Have you ever been to a foreign place without knowing how to say where you are? Or have you tried to ask for directions to a place that you don’t even know how to pronounce? Well, you’re not alone. Apparently, it is not uncommon to commit this social blunder when you’re visiting a new place.

The differences in pronunciation root from our language. Each language is distinct. The tone, stress, intonation, and accents vary between each regions. How words are pronounced in China differs from how words are pronounced in the United Kingdom. So, when we are visiting a foreign place, it is inevitable to mispronounce some places.

But don’t fret! Thrillophilia created a list of the most commonly mispronounced places, and how to pronounce them properly. Check the photos below:

#1. Bangkok, Thailand

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#2. Melbourne, Australia

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#3. Reykjavik, Iceland

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#4. Dubai, UAE

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#5. Beijing, China

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#6. Budapest, Hungary

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#7. Phuket, Thailand

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#8. Brisbane, Australia

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#9. Colombia

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#10. Yosemite Park, USA

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#11. Iraq

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#12. Montreal, Canada

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#13. Qatar

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#14. The River Thames, UK

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#15. Versailles, France

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#16. Worcester, UK

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#17. Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem

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#18. Helena, USA

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#19. Kissimmee, USA

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#20. Lafayette, USA

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#21. La Jolla, USA

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#22. Niger

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#23. Pakistan

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#24. Worcestershire, UK

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You might want to keep these in mind, just in case you go traveling to these places in the future. You would not want to see those strange looks when you ask for directions, would you?

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