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24 Geographical Names You’ve Been Mispronouncing Your Whole Life

Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

There are a lot of countries in the world and a lot of them have their own language. So then, of course, it’s not expected of a tourist to be able to correctly pronounce every single toponym there is when they visit a foreign country. However, knowing to say the name of a place right does show respect to the locals. So here’s a tiny guide about this, just in case you might need it sometime.

(Source: Thrillophilia)

  • disqus_T0uzloVRpk

    This is clearly aimed at uneducated Americans, and it is clearly written by an uneducated American.

  • RandScot

    Have you been to all English-speaking & heard how they pronounce these words?

    Most Americans do not even speak English. There are almost a billion people in the Americas & only about a 1/3 of them are from the US. Why would you label the peoples in two continents as uneducated.Have you how US citizens pronounce these words?

    I doubt this was written by a native Have you been to all English-speaking & heard how they pronounce these words?
    Most Americans do not even speak English. There are almost a billion people in the Americas & only about a 1/3 of them are from the US. Why you label the peoples in two continents as uneducated?

    Have you how heard how US citizens pronounce these words? Some are wrong in the mispronunciation or in using the native language pronounciation of the translated word.