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This is definitely true. I live in Vietnam and the same problem exists here. If you used true "local pronunciation", most foreigners wouldn't be able to understand many of the street names.

The disconnect between the two pronunciations is so stark that many times taxi drivers have literally no idea what street a foreigner is telling them to go to.




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