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Pack Your Luggage And A Dictionary: 10 Names Of Famous Holiday Destinations You Might Be Mispronouncing

Pack Your Luggage And A Dictionary: 10 Names Of Famous Holiday Destinations You Might Be Mispronouncing

We have all mispronounced something at some point in our lives. From fashion brands to common food names, we all have been there. While it is not a cardinal sin, it's always better to be equipped with the right information...especially if you're planning to visit a country with a tricky name. 


To save you from turning red hot in the face the next time you say 'Green-WITCH' instead of 'Gren-ITCH', here is a handy list of 10 famous holiday destinations that you have probably been mispronouncing:


1. Melbourne, Australia


1 melbourne


You Probably Say: Mel-born or Mel-burn


Correct Pronunciation: Mel-buhne


2. Edinburgh, Scotland


2 edinburgh


You Probably Say: E-din-bur-gh


Correct Pronunciation: Ed-in-burra


3. Ibiza, Spain


3 ibiza


You Probably Say: E-bee-za


Correct Pronunciation: Ibi-tha


4. Louvre, France


4 louvre


You Probably Say: Loo-vray


Correct Pronunciation: Loo-vruh


5. Cannes, France


5 cannes


You Probably Say: Kaa-nz


Correct Pronunciation: Kan


6. Worcester, Massachusetts


6 worcester


You Probably Say: Wor-chest-er


Correct Pronunciation: Woo-ster


7. Phuket, Thailand


7 phuket


You Probably Say: Foo-ket


Correct Pronunciation: Poo-ket (with slightly more emphasis on P in the 'Ph')


8. Versailles, France


8 versailles


You Probably Say: ver-sails or ver-say-les


Correct Pronunciation: ver-sigh


9. Seychelles, East Africa


9 seychelles


You Probably Say: Say-chilis


Correct Pronunciation: Say-shells


10. Qatar, Middle East


10 qatar


You Probably Say: Kat-aar


Correct Pronunciation: Kuh-ter


We hope this helped brush up. Now carry on with your crazy expeditions, you adventurous globetrotters!


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