6 Latin American Places that May Get You Tongue Tied

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Recently, weatherman Liam Dutton handled his job like a boss. When he had to talk about the warmest place in Wales, he was faced with a monster 58-letter long name: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Dutton didn’t even flinch when he had to pronounce the consonant-filled word. The Daily Mail reports that Dutton learned Welsh as a kid, but that doesn’t make this moment any less impressive. I speak Spanish, and I still struggle to say some words in no-pressure situations.

In honor of Dutton and so that you can test out your own skills, here are six Latin American places with hard-to-pronounce names:


Iztaccíhuatl in México

There’s an L sound you may miss.


Fusagasugá in Colombia

It’s not so hard to pronounce, but all the Gs and Ss make for a confusing name.


Paraitepuy de Roraima in Venezuela

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At the very least, it’ll slow you down.


Goiânia in Brazil

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Manhã chuvosa em Goiânia. ☔💧

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This can be an intimidating word if you don’t speak Portuguese.


Cuautlancingo in Mexico

This definitely doesn’t just roll off the tongue for everyone.


Rurrenabaque in Bolivia

Rs are tricky.