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Cities outside of Spain

Las ciudades fuera de España

Cities

It may have been Christopher Columbus who led the Spanish to find the new world, but nowadays the Spanish are not nearly so much the travelling nation. But, why should they be? The Spanish themselves have the prettiest variety of landscapes right at home.

The southern states of the United States as well as Latin America are awash with Spanish names, which we also use in English, but watch out as some cities are pronounced in a completely different way when said in Spanish.

Our list of cities within the Spanish vocabulary includes those which have similar names to English, although the Spanish pronunciation may be somewhat different, as well as some which have completely different names to those you may expect.

English WordSpanish WordPronunciation
AntwerpAmberesam-behress
AthensAtenasah-teynas
BolognaBoloniaboh-lonier
BrugesBrujasbroo-khas
BrusselsBruselasbroosellahs
EdinburghEdimburgoedim-bourgoh
IstambulEstambules-tam-bull
StockholmEstocolmoeh-stoh-colmoh
StrasbourgEstrasburgoeh-stras-bourgoh
GenevaGinebrakhinebrah
LisbonLisboaliss-boah
LondonLondreslon-dress
MoscowMoscúmoss-kuw
ParisParíspar-eess
PraguePragaprag-ah
RomeRomaromm-ah
WarsawVarsoviabar-sovier
ViennaVienabee-enner
CairoEl Cairoel kay-rowe
MarrakeshMarrakechmarrah-kech
New YorkNueva Yorknwebbah york
Los AngelesLos Ángelesloss an-ghel-ess
Cape TownCiudad del Cabosee-you-dad del cabowe
BeijingPekínpee-kin

The same as in English, when you write a city or country name in Spanish, it should be written with a capital letter.

If you have an unquelched hunger for the language and want to learn more about Spanish grammar, here's what you should do: take a holiday in a Spanish speaking country away from the tourist crowds and enjoy the opportunity of practising your newly learned Spanish language skills.