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Places in their Native Language #2

Below, you will see some place names in their native languages. Enter the English versions.
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Last updated: January 7, 2019
First submittedMarch 12, 2012
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Native
English
España
Spain
Éire
Ireland
Firenze
Florence
København
Copenhagen
Göteborg
Gothenburg
Hellas
Greece
Caerdydd
Cardiff
Native
English
Köln
Cologne
Napoli
Naples
Nihon
Japan
Praha
Prague
Roma
Rome
Sicilia
Sicily
Sverige
Sweden
Native
English
Wien
Vienna
Magyarország
Hungary
Yerushaláyim
Jerusalem
Bayern
Bavaria
Kampuchea
Cambodia
Bourgogne
Burgundy
Suomi
Finland
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level 42
Mar 12, 2012
Easy peasy. I love this kind of quiz.
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level 66
Sep 27, 2012
Yeah. Make it harder the next time!
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level 72
Jul 2, 2014
OK then - here's a harder one as requested!
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level 66
Oct 10, 2016
Hehe, thanks!
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level 73
Mar 12, 2012
2.20 left
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level 73
Jul 28, 2014
2:26
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level 73
Mar 1, 2019
2:50
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level 79
Mar 12, 2012
... and Helvetia, Lietuva and Eesti - easy for Philatelists!
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level 69
Mar 10, 2017
And numismatists!
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level 44
Mar 12, 2012
well that explains why Greek culture historically is called "Hellenistic"
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level 77
Nov 21, 2018
yup. And the names Helen and Helena are Greek. Something I find odd: they use GR as an abbreviation for Greece (the English name) on license plates, for Internet domains, etc. even while they use ES for Spain, DE for Germany, HR for Croatia etc. Seems a bit unfair to Greece. Though the official EU abbreviation for Greece is EL.
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level 79
Mar 12, 2012
You mean Hellas isn't Hellish for Hell?
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level 44
Apr 28, 2013
Nope - I live near there... they speak an odd form of English in Cleveland.
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level 60
Aug 8, 2015
It's actually pronounced "Ellas" without the "h" sound. The English used to represent a certain type of tone that existed in some greek words by adding an "h". Another example is the word history (istoria) in greek, which is why you will encounter it without the "h" sound in other languages like spanish.
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level 55
Mar 12, 2012
Make one for the entire world!
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level 33
Mar 21, 2012
100% with :25 remaining...a couple tripped me up for a while (Magyarország and Kampuchea)
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level 44
Nov 2, 2012
I only knew Campuchea because I "can neither confirm nor deny" that I spent some time there.
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level 77
Jan 12, 2013
I knew Magyar because I like studying civilizations and languages, and Hungarian is referred to as Magyar in both fields.
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level 35
Jul 15, 2013
could you be a little more lenient on spelling? For example, I kept typing sicilly instead of sicily
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level 56
Nov 16, 2017
When Sicilly didn't work, didn't it occur to you that it might be wrong? Jeez, what's with the attitude that if you type it incorrectly then it's the website's responsibility to accept the incorrect spelling rather than for you to learn something new?
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level 61
Jan 14, 2019
obviously it occured to him. But he could figure out what the right way was.
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level 83
Nov 7, 2013
Bayern almost got me. My only association with the term was the Bayern Munich FC, so I guessed it had something to do with southern Germany. Finally got it.
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level 14
Apr 20, 2014
i'm new here can somebody tell me how to put pics in answers in quiz
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level 53
Jul 22, 2014
Weird English names :P I am not native English, so this is just some geological practice for me :)
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level 56
Nov 16, 2017
You mean geography
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level 66
Jul 28, 2014
Only miss Goteborg... but in French we keep that name. So I had no idea the name in English. Very funny instead
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level 61
Jan 14, 2019
I allways have so much trouble typing gothenburg in english... Cause there are names with berg burg and borg. you could keep the h out or not and start with gut or got.... in a quiz it allways eats up a lot of time for me trying them out. Can never remember the english spelling..
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level 31
Feb 7, 2015
Missed Cambodia, Burgundy and Bavaria . kicking myself over the last one.
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level 43
Feb 19, 2015
I thought Japan was Nipon but I realised it was Nihon
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level 37
Jul 9, 2019
It's either Nihon or Nippon (with two Ps). Both are equally correct.
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level 76
May 30, 2015
Missed Bavaria, probably because the only map of Germany I own is actually in German, which doesn't help.
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level 69
Mar 1, 2019
Surprised Bavaria result so poor considering how well known the BMW is.
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level 46
Jun 17, 2015
well, just sceptic about Bourgogne/Burgundy French native speaker, I had no idea Bourgogne could be translated
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level 69
May 29, 2016
I think this was easier than the previous one. No bloody Nicosia to ruin my score.
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level 62
Oct 7, 2016
Yeah, I have been to Nicosia and I still couldn't get that one, it looked somehow familiar but could I think of it...no.
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level 43
Jul 31, 2017
100% with 3:08
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level 51
Nov 26, 2017
I kept looking at Magyarország, and just knew it was a Hungarian word for a place in Hungary. It never occurred to me that it IS Hungary!
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level 58
Jan 6, 2018
Fun quiz. Got them all with 2:58 to spare. Where does the á in Yerushaláyim come from? I've been thinking about it for the remaining three minutes.
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level 53
Jul 12, 2018
I think this quiz could use less Italian places.
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level 77
Nov 21, 2018
Notice how many people (0) complaining how very Euro-centric this quiz is?
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level 63
Nov 21, 2018
Can you please accept Burgandy for Burgundy? I know it's the wrong spelling and I'm great at spelling. A request. You do you.
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level 61
Jan 14, 2019
Nice exercise pretty easy, I knew em all immediately expect bourgogne. I guessed what it was right after a few seconds, but couldnt get the spelling right. Burgondy and variants..

the most difficult thing about this quiz was getting the english right. It normally allready takes a bit attention though the more you write in one sitting the more natural it gets. But when reading other language, your mind isnt in "english mode" anymore. So typing in english suddenly isnt natural and without thought anymore. All the languages get jumbled haha.

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level 45
Feb 27, 2019
Wow, this quiz really highlighted how much I don't know about non-latin scripts, I really need to start studying others so i can become more familiar with them! I've been trying to tackle Cyrilic for a while, hopefully I can finally do it!
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level 77
Mar 1, 2019
You can learn Cyrillic in an afternoon (and remember it after a week of practice) it's pretty simple.
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level 44
Mar 1, 2019
Unless it's cursive, then it just looks like someone got carried away writing u in cursive. As the sign on my Latin professor's (he also teaches Russian) office door says, "Russian cursive makes me cry." On the other hand, if you are a fast learner, I could teach you the Korean alphabet (including pronunciation) in around an hour.
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level 77
Mar 1, 2019
I learned to read Korean in 2007 but have since mostly forgotten it.
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level 43
Mar 1, 2019
why did i think this was only europe???
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level 77
Sep 8, 2019
Probably because 18 out of 21 answers are in Europe
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level 22
Mar 1, 2019
Only Spain & Sweden. I was so bad. I though Koberhavn Was Denmark. Lol.
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level 37
Jul 9, 2019
Why doesn't this quiz write the names also in their native scripts like the first quiz of this series does?
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level 77
Sep 8, 2019
That was only for one city, Moscow, and it really ought to be fixed for the sake of consistency.