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Capital City Rhymes

Each word below rhymes with the name of a country's capital city. Can you name the capital city?
  • Some rhymes may vary in exactness, depending on slight pronunciation differences.
  • For a similar quiz, try Country Rhymes
  • Quiz by kiwirage - Jun 05, 2017
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Rhyme
Capital City
Harris
Foam
Vanilla
Bowl
Earn
Sienna
Pyro
Rhyme
Capital City
Chili
Pinocchio
Saag
Brisbane
Aloha
Tuba
Annoy
Rhyme
Capital City
Christina
Muscles
Veto
Careers
Prima
Maracas
Chakra
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(66)
Not sure they all work well (English isn't my first language though so feel free to correct me!). Pinocchio-Tokyo and Brisbane-Lisbon don't sound right to me.
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Nov 10, 2014
(65)
Pinocchio-Tokyo works just fine. Brisbane-Lisbon also works except for those of us who mispronounce Brisbane to rhyme with "rain" rather than with "sun." Learn something every day.
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Nov 11, 2014
(71)
Yep...that's how I pronounced Brisbane...and now I know better.
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Nov 14, 2014
(66)
Works if you pronounce them Bris-bin and Lis-bin too.
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Aug 10, 2017
(47)
Hahaha one of my friends and I were having an argument about this just the other day. I was wrong.
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Aug 10, 2017
(43)
I wouldn't say Pinocchio and Tokyo rhyme, exactly. Brisbane and Lisbon I have no problem with. Bowl and Seoul? I think Hole and Seoul would be more apt.
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Aug 10, 2017
(41)
remember that, in Italian, pinocchio is pronounced "pinokio" so it works fine with tokyo
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Mar 23, 2016
(60)
Yeah, but with a short o like in rock. Still works, but not as well.
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Oct 9, 2016
(38)
English is my first language and I agree with you on the Brisbane and Lisbon one.
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Apr 8, 2017
(57)
As an Aussie, myself, it's definitely pronounced BRIZ-buhn - just like Lisbon. Not briz-BAYN.
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Aug 10, 2017
(14)
/ˈbrɪzbən/ /ˈlɪzbən/
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Aug 10, 2017
Another brilliant quiz @kiwirage! And yes, I am one of the unfortunate souls who doesn't know how to pronounce Brisbane.
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Nov 12, 2014
(59)
Thanks! And no matter how you pronounce it, it's a beautiful city if you ever visit :)
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Nov 12, 2014
(45)
I live in Hawaii, and I have not traveled anywhere but Hawaii and California, but I was going to go to Detroit, Michigan, but it costed to much money but I always wanted to go to Australia, I wanted to Go to Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, and Brisbane :)
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Jun 7, 2016
(63)
Don't miss Adelaide the friendliest, most picturesque of them all (and the centre of Australia's Wine Area)
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Aug 3, 2017
(77)
Was on a roll until I got to Saag. Kept trying The Hague, until I realized that 1) it's not the capital of the Netherlands, and 2, English butchers the pronunciation, so it doesn't rhyme anyway...
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Nov 13, 2014
(59)
To be fair, this quiz is largely based on English pronunciations. Praha doesn't rhyme with saag either, after all.
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Feb 8, 2015
(62)
Great quiz, thanks!
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Nov 13, 2014
(66)
Nice quiz! By the way is Pri'stina (the accent at the first "i") and Christina has it on the second one...
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Nov 14, 2014
(66)
In English I usually hear it stressed on the second syllable, it's the same in Albanian.
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Aug 11, 2017
(59)
Until I took this quiz, I had always pronounced the E in "veto" the same way as in "men". Bah, I'm too lazy to change that detail in my accent.
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Feb 7, 2015
(45)
Where's hanoi and doha?
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Feb 7, 2015
(56)
Hanoi, Vietnam. Doha, Qatar.
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Feb 8, 2015
(34)
How do you pronounce Lome, the capital of Togo?
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Feb 7, 2015
(58)
Loam-eh
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Feb 8, 2015
(55)
Lomé
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Jan 23, 2016
(59)
Damn sight harder than it sounded on reading the headline!
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Feb 7, 2015
(28)
Lisbon and Brisbane do not sound similar unless it's pronounced "Lisbane"
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Feb 8, 2015
(68)
Alternatively if Brisbane is pronounced Brisbon, perish the thought
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Feb 8, 2015
(57)
The thought is perished. You obviously have not been to Brisbon.
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Dec 18, 2016
(65)
It isn't. But Brisbane isn't pronounced to rhyme with "his rain". It's BRIZZ-ben.
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Feb 8, 2015
(56)
This is the way a rhyming quiz should be done. Others don't quite get it right, because the clue and the answer have different numbers of syllables, or more accurately, the number of accented syllables. For instance, Pinocchio and Tokyo have different numbers of syllables, but the first syllable of Pinocchio is unaccented. Nice quiz!
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Feb 8, 2015
(64)
What about Suva for Cuba?
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Feb 8, 2015
(50)
Cuba isn't cuva, and mainly Spanish-speakers pronounce cooba rather that q-ba
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Feb 8, 2015
(61)
Cuba is not a capital.
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May 27, 2015
(64)
Sorry, I meant for "tuba", Cuba doesn't even appear on the quiz. And who differntiates V and B in his pronunciation, honestly?
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Sep 7, 2015
(57)
The whole English speaking world.
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Dec 18, 2016
(59)
Everyone capable of pronouncing V and B except for Spanish and Portuguese speakers.
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Aug 10, 2017
(41)
Some rhymes , hem!!!!!
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Feb 11, 2015
(42)
Suva(Fiji) should also be accepted in Tuba
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Feb 12, 2015
(48)
They don't rhyme.
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Aug 10, 2017
(66)
So many of these depend on mispronouncing foreign words or city names...
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Feb 23, 2015
They rely on the standard pronunciation for English speakers. Using foreign pronunciations is generally considered pretentious. i.e. Don't go into a bakery in the U.S. and ask for a "cwa-sohn" or talk about your trip to "Meh-hee-co".
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Jun 5, 2017
(71)
I don't hear too many in the US ask for tor-till-a chips with their nachos, we use the Spanish double-l "tor-tee-ya" pronunciation - (except for my dear, late, mother-in-law who always called them tor-till-a chips.)
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Aug 10, 2017
(7)
Great one but im not sure about Brisbane being Lisbon, not in a million times would I have thought that unless im not pronouncing Brisbane right
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Dec 3, 2015
(21)
Brisbane is pronounced Brizz-bin and Lisbon is pronounced Liz-bin. Perfectly correct
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Jun 6, 2016
(65)
Good quiz! Accra in Ghana has the accent on the second syllable, unlike Chakra.
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Aug 30, 2016
(57)
Thank you - yes! It's definitely acc-RAH, not ACC-ra, so it's not a perfect rhyme. Same with Pristina, where the s is pronounced as an 'sh'. Priština
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Aug 10, 2017
(47)
You make good quizzes kiwirage.
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Jun 14, 2017
(59)
Thanks! Glad you enjoy them.
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Jun 15, 2017
(63)
Good quiz, different and demanding.
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Aug 3, 2017
(46)
Saag -Haag
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Aug 10, 2017
(48)
Not in English (the Dutch city is the Hague in English) Anyway, the Hague isn't the capital of the Netherlands.
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Aug 10, 2017
(43)
It is the royal capital, just not the parliamentary capital.
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Aug 10, 2017
(66)
Amsterdam is the only city officially named the capital of Netherlands, despite government and parliament being in The Hague. The royal family has 2 palaces in The Hague, but also one in Amsterdam.
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Aug 11, 2017
(68)
I said, "Do you speak-a my language?" He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich.
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Aug 10, 2017
(40)
Got Juba
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Aug 10, 2017
(17)
Bern and earn don't rhyme. The er in Swiss-German is pronounced like "air."
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Aug 10, 2017
(59)
But you don't have a problem with Paris/Harris?
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Aug 11, 2017
(66)
The quiz isn't in Swiss German though.
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Aug 11, 2017
(62)
I was surprised by Brisbane/Lisbon too. I know how to say Brisbane but have always said "Lis-Bon" rather than "Lis-bən".
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Aug 10, 2017
(51)
Dang, got all of them the first try! Nice quiz, only one I don't think is perfect in my head is Ack-ruh and Shah-cruh, but I'm probably pronouncing something wrong.
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Aug 10, 2017
(55)
I guess Wellington is not going to feature on this quiz :-(
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Aug 12, 2017
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