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Tumblr Thread: Bilingual Struggles Inspire Hilarious Blunders

What starts as a funny observation about what to look for when identifying a bilingual character who was clearly not written by a bilingual person, evolves into a wonderful Tumblr thread about various struggles experienced by bilingual speakers. It's clear that our brains are doing the best they can, and when you task the brain with hopping between languages inevitable brain farts can occur. 

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Man Lies To Wife's Parents About Speaking French, Gets Invited To Paris

The real kicker here would be if his wife's parents are well aware that he was lying, and are just seeing how far they can play this out. Maybe they saw through the guy's lies from the start. Either way, it sounds like he's got plenty of time to study up on French, before he actually gets to Paris. 

Man lies to his wife's parents about being able to speak french, and gets invited to Paris | r/tifu Join u/SullivanFilm 14h 1 3 TIFU by falsely claiming speak fluent french my wife's parents 6 years ago and now going Paris together M This fuck up started 6 years ago met my wife's parents first time. Thought had been determined make great first impression, ma and pa weren't thrilled about their country girl being stolen away them by city boy.
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Most American Things That'd Sound Crazy To Non-Americans

This fun AskReddit thread has folks sharing the most American things that'd sound completely absurd to non-Americans. It's funny how the outside perspective helps create awareness over the normalized weirdness of a particular place. Things like giant soda cups, free refills, or how Americans are afraid to call for ambulances due to the costs, are some of the things that pop up in this thread. 

Get some more fun culture content over in this Tumblr thread where cultures clashed over what lemonade is.

People describe the most American things that'd sound crazy to non-Americans | TheTedk 6h Still weirded out about refills and sizes drinks specific soda low bar get drivers license. Traveling between major cities distances are insane especially just feeling completely alone middle nowhere
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AskReddit Thread: English Language Rules That Baffle People

Someone on AskReddit got a fun thread going that has people who picked up English later in life, or as a second language, describing the parts about the language that baffles them the most. Learning new languages is certainly not an easy thing to do. Maybe some folks that have muddled through the disorienting process of learning a new language, or picking up English, will connect on a deeply painful level with these replies. 

A collection of AskReddit replies to people's struggles learning English | arnoldone 12h Why are there words even though they are spelled exactly same, they are pronounced different based on context guy is an invalid, he is bound his bed strategy used is invalid shouldnt have ever been accepted read every night read whole book while on plane.
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Twitter Thread: English Teacher Meets Foreign Student With Understanding

This wholesome Twitter thread from @AskAKorean, includes a story about their experience with taking a quiz in an American classroom shortly after immigrating. Naturally, the quiz was confusing in the whole new language presented. But, the teacher met the student's confusion with kindness and understanding. That understanding ultimately propelled the student forward with excitement and passion. A little push can go a long way. 

Twitter thread about a non-English speaking student's heartwarming gesture | T.K AAK AskAKorean 2d my second day at biology class. There quiz. My bio teacher, Ms. Gallagher, told didn't have worry about quiz since just got class, but gave quiz sheet anyway. ITS SPRING!
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Quick List Appreciates English Language Struggles

Word nerds will love this. Everyone else might have some mixed feelings about the strange complexities of the English language. 

A quick list shows off the struggles of navigating the English language | English Game: place word "only" anywhere on sentence She told him she loved him. parkourtoyoutoo: shadowwraiths: Ladies and Gentlemen English Language are doing? STOP. THIS IS NOT FAIR | If can correctly pronounce every word this poem will be speaking English better than 90 native English speakers world. crimsun Dearest creature creation, Study English pronunciation will teach my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and
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Rude Chinese Customer Doesn't Know White Cashier Speaks Mandarin Chinese

This rude Chinese customer assumed from a point of ignorance that their white cashier wouldn't understand what they were saying, if they spoke in Mandarin Chinese. That's where they couldn't have been more wrong. Don't go judging a book by its cover, and better yet, assume that someone in the room always understands what you're saying. 

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So much respect to this guy's mad language skills. The smiles on their faces was everything. 

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26 Multilinguals Share The Cringeworthy Times They Understood A Conversation They Weren't Meant To

These are like our typical funny, overheards lists on steroids! It's gotta be the best feeling, as a multilingual, to pick up on someone's potentially rude conversation concerning you, that you were NOT meant to understand. From there, you have the victorious opportunity to call that sly, unknowing person out for showing their cards without even realizing it!

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Highly Relatable Images About Language Struggles Will Make You Feel Not Alone

If you've ever trudged through a difficult language barrier with someone speaking a different tongue, then you might stand to connect with one of these. They're relatable and hilariously accurate! 

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Ignorant, Blatantly Rude Chinese Customer Doesn't Know Cashier Speaks Mandarin Chinese

This customer needed a bit of a reality check. Someone's probably always listening. In this case, it's great the cashier was ready to share the fact that they did in fact speak Mandarin Chinese as well as English. Yes, it's possible to speak more than one language! Who'duh thunk it. 

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