25 City Names Around the World You’re Mispronouncing
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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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