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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.
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Last updated: June 05, 2017
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Rhyme
Capital City
Harris
Paris
Foam
Rome
Vanilla
Manila
Bowl
Seoul
Earn
Bern
Sienna
Vienna
Pyro
Cairo
Rhyme
Capital City
Chili
Dili
Pinocchio
Tokyo
Saag
Prague
Brisbane
Lisbon
Aloha
Doha
Tuba
Juba
Annoy
Hanoi
Rhyme
Capital City
Christina
Pristina
Muscles
Brussels
Veto
Quito
Careers
Algiers
Prima
Lima
Maracas
Caracas
Chakra
Accra
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level 70
Nov 10, 2014
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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level 71
Nov 11, 2014
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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level 73
Nov 14, 2014
Yep...that's how I pronounced Brisbane...and now I know better.
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level 75
Aug 10, 2017
Works if you pronounce them Bris-bin and Lis-bin too.
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level 65
Aug 10, 2017
Hahaha one of my friends and I were having an argument about this just the other day. I was wrong.
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level 67
Aug 10, 2017
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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level 76
Jul 25, 2018
tokyo works if you pronounce bothwords with the sound o-ki-o which I think is correct for pinocchio but an americanism for tokyo, which should more correctly be a two syllable word to-kyo. It was however obvious which answer was intended.
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level 43
Mar 23, 2016
remember that, in Italian, pinocchio is pronounced "pinokio" so it works fine with tokyo
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level 68
Oct 9, 2016
Yeah, but with a short o like in rock. Still works, but not as well.
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level 70
Aug 30, 2018
It's pronounced that way in English, too
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level 38
Apr 8, 2017
English is my first language and I agree with you on the Brisbane and Lisbon one.
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level 62
Aug 10, 2017
As an Aussie, myself, it's definitely pronounced BRIZ-buhn - just like Lisbon. Not briz-BAYN.
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level 46
May 4, 2018
Yeah, quite a few don't rhyme very well
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level 35
Nov 1, 2018
the tokyo one makes sense but brisbane does not
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level ∞
Nov 12, 2014
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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level 61
Nov 12, 2014
Thanks! And no matter how you pronounce it, it's a beautiful city if you ever visit :)
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level 56
Jun 7, 2016
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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level 67
Aug 3, 2017
Don't miss Adelaide the friendliest, most picturesque of them all (and the centre of Australia's Wine Area)
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level 68
Sep 30, 2018
Totally skip Detroit. Bogota is safer.
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level 83
Nov 13, 2014
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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level 65
Nov 13, 2014
Great quiz, thanks!
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level 66
Nov 14, 2014
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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level 73
Aug 11, 2017
In English I usually hear it stressed on the second syllable, it's the same in Albanian.
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level 59
Feb 7, 2015
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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level 46
Feb 7, 2015
Where's hanoi and doha?
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level 66
Feb 7, 2015
How do you pronounce Lome, the capital of Togo?
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level 68
Feb 8, 2015
Loam-eh
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level 58
Jan 23, 2016
Lomé
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level 35
Jun 24, 2019
lome - ay
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level 60
Feb 7, 2015
Damn sight harder than it sounded on reading the headline!
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level 28
Feb 8, 2015
Lisbon and Brisbane do not sound similar unless it's pronounced "Lisbane"
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level 72
Feb 8, 2015
Alternatively if Brisbane is pronounced Brisbon, perish the thought
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level 59
Dec 18, 2016
The thought is perished. You obviously have not been to Brisbon.
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level 66
Feb 8, 2015
It isn't. But Brisbane isn't pronounced to rhyme with "his rain". It's BRIZZ-ben.
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level 70
Aug 30, 2018
Gosh, if there was only some way on the Internet to look up pronunciations before posting here that the quizmaker is wrong, wrong, WRONG! Someone should invent such a thing.
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level 66
Feb 8, 2015
What about Suva for Cuba?
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level 48
Feb 8, 2015
Cuba isn't cuva, and mainly Spanish-speakers pronounce cooba rather that q-ba
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level 67
May 27, 2015
Cuba is not a capital.
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level 66
Sep 7, 2015
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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level 59
Dec 18, 2016
The whole English speaking world.
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level 59
Aug 10, 2017
Everyone capable of pronouncing V and B except for Spanish and Portuguese speakers.
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level 42
Feb 12, 2015
Suva(Fiji) should also be accepted in Tuba
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level 56
Aug 10, 2017
They don't rhyme.
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level 69
Aug 30, 2016
Good quiz! Accra in Ghana has the accent on the second syllable, unlike Chakra.
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level 62
Aug 10, 2017
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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level 48
Jun 14, 2017
You make good quizzes kiwirage.
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level 67
Aug 3, 2017
Good quiz, different and demanding.
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level 56
Aug 10, 2017
Saag -Haag
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level 56
Aug 10, 2017
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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level 73
Aug 11, 2017
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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level 76
Aug 10, 2017
I said, "Do you speak-a my language?" He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich.
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level 68
Sep 30, 2018
That 6'-4 man full of muscles in Brussels?
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level 41
Aug 10, 2017
Got Juba
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level 65
Aug 10, 2017
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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level 51
May 23, 2019
yea I knew brisbane wasnt pronounced as it is written, and a lot of people ( rather agressively) are talking about how it is brisbun and doesnt rhyme with rain. (and conclude therefore the clue is correct) But noone says a word about lisbon. It only works if lisbon is pronounced as lisbun, is it?
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level 51
Aug 10, 2017
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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level 60
Aug 12, 2017
I guess Wellington is not going to feature on this quiz :-(
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level 67
Aug 22, 2017
What's it rhyme with?
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level 68
Sep 30, 2018
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
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level 51
May 23, 2019
what is it rhyme with? I think you mean what does it rhyme with. You can't make "does" into 's
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level 68
Dec 19, 2017
Tock-ee-oh?
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level 28
May 7, 2018
careers-algiers doesn't rhyme and also for foam you should also accept lome seeing as thats the capital of togo
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level 70
Aug 30, 2018
If you'll read the comments, you'll see that Lome is not pronounced the way you think it is.
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level 28
May 7, 2018
and saag you should accept the hague
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level 70
Aug 30, 2018
If you'll read the comments, you'll see that The Hague is not pronounced the way you think it is. It's also not even the capital of the Netherlands.
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level 56
Sep 28, 2018
Many of these rhymes are really, really bad:(
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level 60
Dec 8, 2018
I don't think "brisbane" makes for a good prompt. After some investigation, it does in fact rhyme with Lisbon when said by an Aussie, but I've heard it pronounced to rhyme with "pain", which would mean it rhymes with "Port of Spain".
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level 44
Mar 29, 2019
The annoying thing about the pronunciation confusion of Brisbane is that if you pronounce it as briz bayn is rather rhymes with Mbabane the capital of eSwatini.
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level 51
May 23, 2019
Ok, do you guys say pinoooooocchio (which is so odd with the double c), or tokkio? cause for me they dont rhyme.

personally the seoul and bowl looks weird too, but that is only cause in my language it is pronounced say-ool. I knew it is seoul in english ( it stuck because it feels so odd to me. though in this quiz the answer didnt drift into my mind, perhaps otherway around it would)

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