Most mispronounced words of 2019

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(CNN) – You’ve read the news, you’ve seen what’s trending, but do you know how to pronounce everything properly?

A group of people who write captioning for television broadcasts helped come up with the most mispronounced words of 2019.

Chernobyl: The site of the worst nuclear accident wasn’t in Chur-no-bull; it’s actually pronounced Chair-no-bull.

Greta Thunberg: The proper way to address teen activist and Time magazine’s Person of the Year is Gray-tah Toon-bairk.

Megan Rapinoe: The often purple-haired soccer champ who won the world title for the U.S. is Meh-gan Ruh-pee-noh.

Notre Dame: No-tuhr Dame may be okay for the fighting Irish, but the French church that partially burned down is pronounced No-truh Dahm.

Pete Buttigieg: With the polling surge he’s seen, you better learn to say his name. Mayor Pete’s last name is pronounced Boot-ij-ij.

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