15 Commonly MISPRONOUNCED PLACE NAMES

The names of some places are not supposed to be pronounced by applying the general rule based on their spelling. Learn how to pronounce these place names right and sound sophisticated! 🙂

Edinburgh (UK) – \ˈe-dən-ˌbər-ə, -ˌbə-rə, -b(ə-)rə\

Gloucestershire (UK) – \ˈgläs-tər-ˌshir, -shər, ˈglȯs-\

Greenwich (UK & US) – \ˈgri-nij, ˈgre-, -nich\

Leicestershire (UK) – \ˈles-tər-ˌshir, -shər\

Loughborough (UK) – \ˈləf-ˌbər-ə, -ˌbə-rə, -b(ə-)rə\

Plymouth (UK) – \ˈpli-məth\

Reading (UK) – \ˈre-diŋ\

Tottenham (UK) – \ˈtä-tə-nəm\

Warwick (UK, US & Australia) – \ˈwär-ik, US also ˈwȯr-ik, ˈwȯr-(ˌ)wik\

Worcester (UK & US) – \ˈwu̇s-tər\

Arkansas (US) – \ˈär-kən-ˌsȯ\

Illinois (US) – \ˌi-lə-ˈnȯi also -ˈnȯiz\

Deutschland (another name for Germany) – \ˈdȯich-ˌlänt\

Cannes (France) – \ˈkan, ˈkän\

New Delhi (India) – ‘new deli’

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