When travelling, everyone gets excited and starts packing to explore a new world. However, before you plan, do you really know how the places you travel to are pronounced? Here is a list of ten places around the world which you have probably been pronouncing wrong all this while.
Although people in Iceland speak English, you should know the correct pronunciation of the name of the city. Pronunciation: “Rake-yah-vick”
Did you just say Edinburgh with a G? Well, how about replacing gh with burr-a? Yes, the correct pronunciation of Edinburgh is “Ed-in-burra”.
Well, naturally, when you read Ibiza, you are bound to say Ibiza. But wait, do you know how the Spanish pronounce the name? The za gets replaced by tha and Ibiza is pronounced as “Ibi-tha”.
When p+h are paired together, the sound that comes out is f, however, in Thailand, it is different. People in Thailand, in fact, pretend that there is no h in their dictionary. Hence, the correct pronunciation of Phuket is “Poo-ket”.
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Qatar, Middle East
It is true, that we should pronounce the cities as the locals staying their pronounce them. Therefore, Qatar is pronounced as “Kuh-Ter”.
In Australia, r is silent and so Melbourne would be pronounced as “Mel-buhne”. To shorten it, the Australians even call it “MEL”.
To start with the pronunciation, the s, in the end, is silent and the pronunciation of c is k, hence, it becomes, “Kanne”.
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