One-Syllable World Capital Cities

Name the five national capitals that have a one-syllable name.
In English
Quiz by inderweg
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Last updated: September 14, 2018
First submittedMay 31, 2014
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Continent
Capital
Europe
Bern
Minsk
Prague
Rome
Asia
Seoul
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Level 61
Sep 2, 2014
Funny that almost all of them are in Europe. I kept thinking it would be some obscure Asian or African country. All I could think of was Yerevan for some reason.
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Level 34
May 25, 2015
I only had seoul until I read your comment saying they are in Europe. Good hint. I was quite lost trying to think of places in oceania
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Level 25
Jun 22, 2015
Seoul is in South Korea
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Level 70
Nov 14, 2018
wow
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Level 70
Sep 2, 2014
Got 4 but didn't get Minsk.
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Level 41
Sep 2, 2014
Kiev, Ukraine? Although I guess that could be pronounced in 2 syllables.
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Level 63
Sep 2, 2014
I thought the same thing but I checked a dictionary and it does have 2: Ki|ev. I also don't know how I got Prague because I thought that one had 2.
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Level 45
Sep 3, 2014
How would you pronounce Prague with two syllables?
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Level 60
Sep 12, 2014
I completely agree. I almost didn't consider it because the native pronunciation is Praha.
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Level 70
Sep 21, 2014
It's pronounced as one syllable: "Kyiv".
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Level 47
Oct 20, 2016
In Ukrainian maybe.
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Level 80
May 26, 2018
A Japanese person might pronounce Prague with 3 syllables.
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Level 81
Jun 29, 2018
*rimshot* *cymbal*
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Level 80
Mar 14, 2020
That wasn't a joke. It depends on your accent. Kiev probably should be considered one-syllable, but it's not on this quiz because most Americans are used to hearing it pronounced with two syllables.
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Level 52
Mar 26, 2015
Ki-ev
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Level 36
Nov 16, 2018
Kee-ev How were you pronouncing it?
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Level 71
Mar 14, 2020
The correct pronunciation of Kiev is k'yev, as one syllable.
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Level 31
Sep 2, 2014
Only got Rome
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Level 70
Nov 14, 2018
.....which would have two syllables in Italian
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Level 63
Jan 13, 2019
But this quiz is in English, so it's not Roma.
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Level 60
Mar 14, 2020
Unless you are in Phantom of the Opera
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Level 24
Sep 2, 2014
I'm wondering how to pronounce Seoul in English. In French, it is pronounced in 2 syllables...
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Level 73
Sep 2, 2014
It's like "soul" or "sole".
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Level 56
Nov 14, 2018
I pronounce it as 'See-Owl'
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Level 67
Jun 6, 2019
say-ool here
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Level 48
Feb 9, 2020
I say it like "See-ole".
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Level 80
Sep 2, 2014
In french, we pronounce Seoul in two syllabes et Kiev in one :3.
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Level 58
Sep 2, 2014
In their original languages, Vienna (Wien) has one syllable, but Rome (Roma) has two.
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Level 62
Sep 2, 2014
and Prague (Praha) has also two in Czech
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Level 63
Dec 2, 2014
Note that this quiz states, "In English."
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Level 62
Jan 5, 2018
yes, of course, these are just interesting facts :)
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Level 80
May 26, 2018
Some of these really a matter of difference in accent than difference in language. Some a matter of whether you treat two vowels sounds as a dipthong or as two distinct syllables.
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Level 62
Sep 2, 2014
Haven't had my coffee yet, and only got Minsk. Am proceeding to kick myself four times.
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Level 78
Sep 2, 2014
Minsk is the only one I didn't get, so I suppose I only need to kick myself once.
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Level 39
May 1, 2015
Does anyone else love kiwirage?
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Level 63
Oct 1, 2015
Me :)
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Level 82
Sep 2, 2014
I tried Skopje, because I've always pronounced it "scope" in my head. I just learned today it's pronounced "scopia."
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Level 48
Sep 2, 2014
Got 4/5, didn't get Prague and still cant imagine it as one. But i'm not English speaker. I was thinking Kiev and Praia. And I don't know how you say example Lome either.
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Level 56
Apr 13, 2020
Lome is low-may.
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Level 40
Sep 5, 2014
4/5 I missed Prague. I'm happy with that though.....
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Level 41
Sep 10, 2014
argh, missed Prague!
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Level 57
Sep 11, 2014
what happened to perth, australia?
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Level 83
Sep 12, 2014
Perth isn't the capital of Australia, that's what happened.
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Level 58
Apr 6, 2016
And the city's still there, as far as I know.
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Level 47
Oct 20, 2016
Ah, I think you forget, it crumbled into the sea last December.
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Level 47
Oct 20, 2016
Cities just do that sometimes.
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Level 47
Oct 20, 2016
Atlantis...
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Level 78
Mar 27, 2017
Atlantis is in the middle of Georga.
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Level 59
Apr 4, 2017
You mean Atlanta in Georgia?
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Level 47
Jun 15, 2017
I've just revisited this quiz and I see the joke. *Futurama*
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Level 81
Jun 29, 2018
Rome is in Georgia too. Its the capital, that's why Atlantis didn't make the list.
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Level 67
Mar 14, 2020
I think he meant gorge. It explains why it is lost to us. Devoured by the sea. (it comes from thee latin gurge and actually meant whirpool, so not just "big hole"). Atlantis swallowed whole. If not by a natural gorge, than perhaps by a giant seamonster ;)
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Level 20
Nov 17, 2014
done with 1:51, thanks for telling me the answers comments bern, minsk, prague, rome, seoul
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Level 39
May 1, 2015
I know, right? I just read your comment, and got them all with 2:58 remaining.
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Level 57
May 19, 2016
And reading comments takes all the fun out of a quiz, cheaters.
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Level 47
Oct 20, 2016
I completely agree with cosmokim. I never read the comments before finishing the quiz.
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Level 66
Nov 14, 2018
What's the point of taking a quiz when you're gonna look up the answers before taking it anyway? Seems like time wasted.
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Level 36
Nov 29, 2014
5/5
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Level 63
Jan 28, 2015
Why Antananarivo isn't a good answer?
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Level 64
Nov 14, 2018
Also, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte?
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Level 56
Nov 14, 2018
I kept thinking Bandar Seri Begawan
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Level 74
Nov 14, 2018
Don't forget "Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit" (a.k.a. Bangkok)
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Level 62
Mar 16, 2015
I got them all...it took me a little while to get seoul
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Level 25
Jun 22, 2015
Isn't Seoul a two syllable capital city.
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Level 63
Oct 1, 2015
no. it's pronounced "soul"
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Level 67
Mar 14, 2020
Not in english apparently but in many ( most?) other languages it is/
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Level 63
Aug 1, 2016
Missed just Minsk.
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Level 78
Mar 27, 2017
4 of 5. What can I say? I am Seoul-less.
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Level 67
Mar 14, 2020
You need new shoes? Or did your reincarnation go wrong?
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Level 36
Apr 4, 2017
What about Lome, Togo.
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Level 56
Nov 14, 2018
Lomé is pronounce (LO-may) I'm pretty sure
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Level 45
Dec 31, 2017
Another name for this game could be" name random european capitals and another asian capital game"
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Level 66
May 26, 2018
what about kiev
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Level 46
Nov 14, 2018
It's pronounced with two distinct syllables in English.
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Level 50
Nov 14, 2018
MINSK. I kept visualising Russia, but forgot about a country right next to it.
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Level 67
Nov 14, 2018
Lome is usually pronounced with one syllable
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Level 45
Nov 14, 2018
Is that Chinese for Rome?
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Level 45
Nov 14, 2018
@scrumpyone SCREAMING HAHAHAHA
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Level 73
Nov 14, 2018
i know, right?
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Level 66
Nov 14, 2018
I didn't get Prague... and I'm from Prague.
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Level 56
Nov 14, 2018
Praha?
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Level 67
Mar 14, 2020
Are you got at remembering the capital Praia?
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Level 33
Nov 14, 2018
the only one acceptable is Minsk and Bern, the others are two- syllable words
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Level 73
Nov 14, 2018
bam!! you tell'm man!
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Level 27
Nov 14, 2018
I looked in the comments for the answers and got it finished with 1:39 remaining.
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Level 52
Nov 14, 2018
5/5 with 2:31 left.
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Level 59
Nov 14, 2018
No need to kick myself... 5/5 with 1:53 left.
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Level 46
Nov 14, 2018
Who else thought of Rome and Seoul last?
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Level 22
Nov 15, 2018
I nearly ran out of time before I remembered Minsk...whew...
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Level 51
Nov 15, 2018
Wha about Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte?
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Level 51
Nov 15, 2018
Honestly thought I wouldn't get them but I did
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Level 67
Mar 14, 2020
I needed some time to warm up aswell, first 30 seconds nothing.. (might ve been less, but felt like a long time) then one, and still quite some time before a new one came, then several slightly faster, and a bigger pause for the last one.
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Level 25
Nov 16, 2018
Is Seoul a 2 syllables or 1 syllable because I pronounce it as 2 syllables?
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Level 67
Mar 14, 2020
Depends where you are from
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Level 31
Nov 16, 2018
I got Minsk but not Seoul! The heck is wrong with me?
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Level 51
Dec 17, 2018
Lome is also a capital city in Africa
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Level 46
Dec 30, 2018
1:37 left. Nearly missed Prague until I started going over every European capital.
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Level 56
Sep 13, 2019
Guess I've been mispronouncing Seoul all my life.
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Level 69
Mar 14, 2020
Kyiv is one syllable.
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Level 36
Mar 14, 2020
Kinda weird that stuff like Nassau, Seoul etc. were not included.
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Level 36
Mar 14, 2020
Why tf did I think Nassau was one syllable and seoul is in the list I'm such a moron aren't I?
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Level 38
Apr 23, 2020
My life is a lie. My whole life, I pronounced "Seoul" as "Seal"
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Level 72
May 8, 2020
If Kyev is not included then Lomé should be. The monosyllabic pronunciation of Kyev is becoming much more common and Lome is often pronounced in English speaking countries with a silent e formation (although it is wrong)
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Level 59
Jun 4, 2020
what about Lome?
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Level 73
Jun 17, 2020
Lomé. Two syllables.