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You’ve Been Saying These Country And City Names Wrong Your Whole Life (Photos)

No one wants to be labeled as a gawking, uninformed foreigner.

Aside from wearing a fanny pack, one of the fastest ways to get yourself labeled as a tourist is to mispronounce the name of the city you are visiting.

However, in defense of all those who confuse the proper pronunciation of Ibiza for a seriously strong lisp, learning the proper names of all the places in the world can be a tricky task.

Let’s face it, spelling can be deceiving, especially if it’s in a language you don’t know how to speak.

But luckily, Thrillophilia set out to find the most tricky cities and put an end to their mispronunciations once and for all.

Thanks to this clever pronunciation project, you’ll never have to endure the embarrassment of looking like a total tourist or an illiterate idiot on your next journey abroad.

Check out the photos below to learn the right pronunciations of the world’s cities.

Melbourne, Australia

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Bangkok, Thailand

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Beijing, China

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Colombia

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Lafayette, USA

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Iraq

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Dubai, UAE

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Brisbane, Australia

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Helena, USA

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Reykjavik, Iceland

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Niger

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The River Thames, UK

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Phuket, Thailand

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Worcestershire, UK

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Qatar

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Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem

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Versailles, France

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Yosemite Park, USA

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Montreal, Canada

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La Jolla, USA

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Kissimmee, USA

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Worcester, UK

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Budapest, Hungary

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Pakistan

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