25 City Names Around the World You’re Mispronouncing

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Budapest, Hungary - September 26 2017: Matthias Square with the Matthias Church and the Fisherman's Bastion with tourists enjoying the sunny day in Budapest HungaryPhoto: Shutterstock

1. Budapest, Hungary

Buda and Pest actually used to be two separate Hungarian settlements, but the two were joined (along with the town of Òbuda) in 1873 and became the official capital of the country. It’s pronounced “booda-pesht.”

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