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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 62
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 52
Dec 11, 2015
"almost all of them"
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level 66
Nov 14, 2018
wow
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level 69
Sep 2, 2014
Got 4 but didn't get Minsk.
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level 39
Sep 2, 2014
Kiev, Ukraine? Although I guess that could be pronounced in 2 syllables.
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level 62
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 67
Sep 21, 2014
It's pronounced as one syllable: "Kyiv".
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level 48
Oct 20, 2016
In Ukrainian maybe.
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level 77
May 26, 2018
A Japanese person might pronounce Prague with 3 syllables.
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level 74
Jun 29, 2018
*rimshot* *cymbal*
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level 52
Mar 26, 2015
Ki-ev
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level 37
Nov 16, 2018
Kee-ev How were you pronouncing it?
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level 32
Sep 2, 2014
Only got Rome
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level 68
Nov 14, 2018
.....which would have two syllables in Italian
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level 61
Jan 13, 2019
But this quiz is in English, so it's not Roma.
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level 25
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 71
Sep 2, 2014
It's like "soul" or "sole".
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level 52
Nov 14, 2018
I pronounce it as 'See-Owl'
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level 63
Jun 6, 2019
say-ool here
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level 78
Sep 2, 2014
In french, we pronounce Seoul in two syllabes et Kiev in one :3.
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level 73
Sep 2, 2014
in korean it is 2 syllables...still don't know how kiev is considered 1 in english...have never heard a person pronounce it other than 2 syllables
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level 33
Sep 2, 2014
Say it like "Kyehv". If you say it correctly, it is one syllable.
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level 55
Apr 23, 2015
That's what I thought. I never would have guessed Seoul because I think of it as having two syllables as it does in Korean.
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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 60
Sep 2, 2014
and Prague (Praha) has also two in Czech
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level 73
Sep 2, 2014
and seoul as 2 in korean
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level 61
Dec 2, 2014
Note that this quiz states, "In English."
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level 60
Jan 5, 2018
yes, of course, these are just interesting facts :)
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level 77
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 76
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 60
Oct 1, 2015
Me :)
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level 80
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 46
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 36
Sep 2, 2014
What about the capital of the Maldives, Male?
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level 45
Sep 3, 2014
Ma-ley
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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 18
Sep 6, 2014
I forgot ROMEEEEEEE.
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level 48
Jun 15, 2017
That explains why you didn't get it.
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level 73
Nov 14, 2018
well funny
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level 43
Sep 10, 2014
argh, missed Prague!
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level 49
Sep 11, 2014
what happened to perth, australia?
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level 80
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 48
Oct 20, 2016
Ah, I think you forget, it crumbled into the sea last December.
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level 48
Oct 20, 2016
Cities just do that sometimes.
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level 48
Oct 20, 2016
Atlantis...
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level 71
Mar 27, 2017
Atlantis is in the middle of Georga.
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level 54
Apr 4, 2017
You mean Atlanta in Georgia?
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level 48
Jun 15, 2017
I've just revisited this quiz and I see the joke. *Futurama*
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level 74
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 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 58
May 19, 2016
And reading comments takes all the fun out of a quiz, cheaters.
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level 48
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 61
Jan 28, 2015
Why Antananarivo isn't a good answer?
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level 62
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 72
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 60
Oct 1, 2015
no. it's pronounced "soul"
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level 59
Aug 1, 2016
Missed just Minsk.
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level 71
Mar 27, 2017
4 of 5. What can I say? I am Seoul-less.
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level 36
Apr 4, 2017
What about Lome, Togo.
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level 53
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 58
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 47
Nov 14, 2018
MINSK. I kept visualising Russia, but forgot about a country right next to it.
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level 62
Nov 14, 2018
Lome is usually pronounced with one syllable
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level 44
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 65
Nov 14, 2018
I didn't get Prague... and I'm from Prague.
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level 53
Nov 14, 2018
Praha?
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level 32
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 51
Nov 14, 2018
5/5 with 2:31 left.
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level 57
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 50
Nov 15, 2018
Wha about Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte?
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level 50
Nov 15, 2018
Honestly thought I wouldn't get them but I did
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level 24
Nov 16, 2018
Is Seoul a 2 syllables or 1 syllable because I pronounce it as 2 syllables?
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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 45
Dec 30, 2018
1:37 left. Nearly missed Prague until I started going over every European capital.
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level 57
Sep 13, 2019
Guess I've been mispronouncing Seoul all my life.