What is your worst attempt at speaking another language?

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    Another language as in not your first languages

    What phases/sentences have you got wrong?
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    Eryi htiy erzi Eronc wxi!
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    Spanish is one you have to be careful with. Rolling or not rolling your r's is, as I found out, the difference between saying a totally innocent sentence and saying you've s*** yourself :rofl:
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    (Original post by WoodyMKC)
    Spanish is one you have to be careful with. Rolling or not rolling your r's is, as I found out, the difference between saying a totally innocent sentence and saying you've s*** yourself :rofl:
    What if you're English and you don't roll your r's? :curious:
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    (Original post by RamocitoMorales)
    What if you're English and you don't roll your r's? :curious:
    Then you'll pronounce things wrong :lol: My best mate is Spanish-born and while he basically sounds English, his parents still very much sound Spanish and they say things wrong all the time. For example, his dad still says "lech" and "doch" instead of "leg" and "dog" because of how the letter g is pronounced in Spanish :rofl:
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    I was tryna say "I love food" in French and accidentally told my French teacher I loved him 😂😂
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    (Original post by WoodyMKC)
    Then you'll pronounce things wrong :lol: My best mate is Spanish-born and while he basically sounds English, his parents still very much sound Spanish and they say things wrong all the time. For example, his dad still says "lech" and "doch" instead of "leg" and "dog" because of how the letter g is pronounced in Spanish :rofl:
    So English people learning Spanish is a bit like Chinese people learning English?

    Certainly, the Spanish 'g' is pronounced like that when it precedes an 'e' or an 'i', e.g. 'en general'. Otherwise it's pronounced the same as our 'hard g' so I don't see why they should have any difficulties in saying 'leg' or 'dog'.
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    (Original post by RamocitoMorales)
    So English people learning Spanish is a bit like Chinese people learning English?

    Certainly, the Spanish 'g' is pronounced like that when it precedes an 'e' or an 'i', e.g. 'en general'. Otherwise it's pronounced the same as our 'hard g' so I don't see why they should have any difficulties in saying 'leg' or 'dog'.
    Sounds weird then. His mum pronounces them fine but his dad always pronounces them wrong without fail. Like they're spelt with a j instead of a g :rofl:
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    Las Malvinas Son Argentinas.

    Got a real telling off for that one.
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    Idk I used to just add an o or an a and occasionally maybe a 'mente' to the end of an English word and hope it was Spanish, and then 'ment' in French
 
 
 
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