Can you say Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

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  1. Nathanville profile image94
    Nathanvilleposted 13 months ago

    Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in Wales is the longest place name in Europe.  In English it means “The Church of Mary in the Hollow of the White Hazel near the Fierce Whirlpool and the Church of Tysilio by the Red Cave. 

    The place is located in North West Wales, just 230 miles from where I live.

    1. Nathanville profile image94
      Nathanvilleposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Welcome to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch (An Introduction) https://youtu.be/_3b2F-bkAdM

      If you’re not sure how to pronounce this name place, then this song may help:-
      How to Say Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in a song: https://youtu.be/1BXKsQ2nbno

      Also, CNN News Report (Weatherman nails town's super long name): https://youtu.be/dCGkqUr1kbY

      Other place names in the UK that Americans struggle to say correctly:-
      How to Pronounce UK Place Names (Correctly said, after an American attempts each name in turn): https://youtu.be/9q7VjLVU8Ec

    2. Eurofile profile image97
      Eurofileposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I can't say It, but my husband can and often used to recite it to our kids when we holidayed in Wales many years ago.

      1. Nathanville profile image94
        Nathanvilleposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Cool.  I can't either, but my grandmother (born in Bristol) grew up in Wales, and could speak a little Welsh quite well, which I used to love listening to; it's such a beautiful language.

    3. GA Anderson profile image92
      GA Andersonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I can say it, listen;

      "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch!"

      How was my accent, close?

      GA

      1. Nathanville profile image94
        Nathanvilleposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Cool, I wish I could say it like that.

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image93
    Rochelle Frankposted 13 months ago

    If you are addressing a letter to someone who lives there, you have to have a long envelope.

    1. Nathanville profile image94
      Nathanvilleposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Fortunately, a shortened version, just the first 20 letter's "Llanfairpwllgwyngyll", as displayed on the village 'Welcome Sign', is acceptable by the Post Office for addressing a letter.





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