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Italian cities most difficult for foreigners to pronounce

Every language has its own characteristics that make it unique and special, even in pronunciation. Interesting, from this point of view, to know which Italian cities are the most difficult for foreigners to pronounce. 

This is revealed by Preply, a global language learning platform, which has carried out a study on the Italian cities, provinces and regions where people have the most difficulty in correct pronunciation, so much so that it would take more than one listening before they are assimilated and repeated correctly.

Let us therefore discover in detail which Italian cities are the most difficult for foreigners to pronounce.

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Italian cities that might be more complicated for foreigners to pronounce
Every language has its own characteristics that make it unique and special, even in pronunciation. Interesting, from this point of view, to know which Italian cities are the most difficult for foreigners to pronounce. This is revealed by Preply, a global language learning platform, which has carried out a study on the Italian cities, provinces and regions where people have the most difficulty in correct pronunciation, so much so that it would take more than one listening before they are assimilated and repeated correctly.
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Perugia
Among the most difficult cities for foreigners to pronounce is Perugia (Umbria), which can be difficult especially for Russians, for example.
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Lecce
The Apulian city of Lecce can challenge foreign speakers because of the presence of the double consonant.
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Como
The Lombard town of Como, famous for the picturesque natural scenery of its famous lake, is one of the cases of simple pronunciation only in appearance: despite the fact that it is a short name, foreign speakers may encounter difficulties on the opening or closing of the first vowel and risk accenting the last vowel.
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Cagliari
In the pronunciation of the city of Cagliari (Sardinia) what is undoubtedly challenging in pronunciation is the trigram "gli," which has to be pronounced with the soft sound and is often complex even for native Italian speakers.
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Bologna
The capital of Emilia-Romagna is not easy to pronounce because of the digram "gn" which can be particularly complex for English speakers.
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Roma
The Capital is undoubtedly one of the most well-known cities in the world. On the surface, Roma might seem simple to pronounce: it is short, with few sounds. Yet it might be complicated for some foreign speakers, such as Norwegians, for example.
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Firenze
Florence is one of the most visited places by foreigners for its art and culture: it is therefore inevitable that its pronunciation is among the most sought after. In particular, the pronunciation of Florence can be difficult for Chinese speakers, who have a language defined as syllabic because the minimum unit of measurement that makes up a word is the syllable. The syllables used in Italian often do not correspond to the pronunciation of Chinese ones: this is why many terms are simply translated on a phonetic basis and adapted to the Chinese language.
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