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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
Answer Stats
Rhyme
Capital City
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level 68
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 68
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 72
Aug 10, 2017
Works if you pronounce them Bris-bin and Lis-bin too.
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level 57
Aug 10, 2017
Hahaha one of my friends and I were having an argument about this just the other day. I was wrong.
+3
level 61
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.
+1
level 34
Oct 29, 2017
It's Briz-bun
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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 65
Oct 9, 2016
Yeah, but with a short o like in rock. Still works, but not as well.
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level 37
Apr 8, 2017
English is my first language and I agree with you on the Brisbane and Lisbon one.
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level 61
Aug 10, 2017
As an Aussie, myself, it's definitely pronounced BRIZ-buhn - just like Lisbon. Not briz-BAYN.
+3
level 17
Aug 10, 2017
/ˈbrɪzbən/ /ˈlɪzbən/
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level 43
May 4, 2018
Yeah, quite a few don't rhyme very well
+1
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.
+1
level 61
Nov 12, 2014
Thanks! And no matter how you pronounce it, it's a beautiful city if you ever visit :)
+1
level 53
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 :)
+1
level 65
Aug 3, 2017
Don't miss Adelaide the friendliest, most picturesque of them all (and the centre of Australia's Wine Area)
+1
level 79
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...
+1
level 59
Feb 8, 2015
To be fair, this quiz is largely based on English pronunciations. Praha doesn't rhyme with saag either, after all.
+1
level 64
Nov 13, 2014
Great quiz, thanks!
+1
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...
+1
level 70
Aug 11, 2017
In English I usually hear it stressed on the second syllable, it's the same in Albanian.
+1
level 60
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.
+1
level 46
Feb 7, 2015
Where's hanoi and doha?
+2
level 61
Feb 8, 2015
Hanoi, Vietnam. Doha, Qatar.
+1
level 62
Feb 7, 2015
How do you pronounce Lome, the capital of Togo?
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level 60
Feb 8, 2015
Loam-eh
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level 55
Jan 23, 2016
Lomé
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level 59
Feb 7, 2015
Damn sight harder than it sounded on reading the headline!
+1
level 28
Feb 8, 2015
Lisbon and Brisbane do not sound similar unless it's pronounced "Lisbane"
+1
level 70
Feb 8, 2015
Alternatively if Brisbane is pronounced Brisbon, perish the thought
+1
level 56
Dec 18, 2016
The thought is perished. You obviously have not been to Brisbon.
+2
level 66
Feb 8, 2015
It isn't. But Brisbane isn't pronounced to rhyme with "his rain". It's BRIZZ-ben.
+1
level 61
Feb 8, 2015
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!
+1
level 66
Feb 8, 2015
What about Suva for Cuba?
+1
level 51
Feb 8, 2015
Cuba isn't cuva, and mainly Spanish-speakers pronounce cooba rather that q-ba
+1
level 66
May 27, 2015
Cuba is not a capital.
+1
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?
+1
level 56
Dec 18, 2016
The whole English speaking world.
+1
level 60
Aug 10, 2017
Everyone capable of pronouncing V and B except for Spanish and Portuguese speakers.
+1
level 41
Feb 11, 2015
Some rhymes , hem!!!!!
+1
level 42
Feb 12, 2015
Suva(Fiji) should also be accepted in Tuba
+1
level 56
Aug 10, 2017
They don't rhyme.
+2
level 65
Feb 23, 2015
So many of these depend on mispronouncing foreign words or city names...
+1
level ∞
Jun 5, 2017
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".
+1
level 73
Aug 10, 2017
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.)
+1
level 7
Dec 3, 2015
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
+1
level 21
Jun 6, 2016
Brisbane is pronounced Brizz-bin and Lisbon is pronounced Liz-bin. Perfectly correct
+1
level 67
Aug 30, 2016
Good quiz! Accra in Ghana has the accent on the second syllable, unlike Chakra.
+1
level 61
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
+1
level 48
Jun 14, 2017
You make good quizzes kiwirage.
+1
level 61
Jun 15, 2017
Thanks! Glad you enjoy them.
+1
level 65
Aug 3, 2017
Good quiz, different and demanding.
+1
level 50
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.
+1
level 59
Aug 10, 2017
It is the royal capital, just not the parliamentary capital.
+1
level 70
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.
+1
level 73
Aug 10, 2017
I said, "Do you speak-a my language?" He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich.
+1
level 41
Aug 10, 2017
Got Juba
+1
level 18
Aug 10, 2017
Bern and earn don't rhyme. The er in Swiss-German is pronounced like "air."
+1
level 61
Aug 11, 2017
But you don't have a problem with Paris/Harris?
+1
level 70
Aug 11, 2017
The quiz isn't in Swiss German though.
+1
level 46
Jun 17, 2018
Interestingly, though, New Bern, North Carolina (in the US) was founded by Bernese and German Palatines and was the colonial capital of NC until the capital moved to Fayetteville and eventually Raleigh. The city is definitely pronounced like "New Burn" by the locals, with the accent on New. However the mascot for the city is a black bear. There are cute bear statues ALL over the city (even at Walmart!). This is not only because of the black bears that are native to the region, but mainly because the "Bern" part used to sound like bear to the English speakers in the area.
+1
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".
+1
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.
+1
level 57
Aug 12, 2017
I guess Wellington is not going to feature on this quiz :-(
+1
level 67
Aug 22, 2017
What's it rhyme with?
+1
level 62
Dec 19, 2017
Tock-ee-oh?
+1
level 27
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 27
May 7, 2018
and saag you should accept the hague
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