when you have a conversation with someone fluent in your foreign language and you make a lot of mistakes and it’s like

no

take me back

i can do better than this, i swear 

'how long can i hold a conversation with this person before they realise that i'm english and start talking to me in english instead?' is a fun game to play in any country with a different language to your native one

michaonthemoon:

yaoibutts:

I love how potato in French is pomme de terre, which pretty much means “earth apple.”

like what stupid frenchman saw this:

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and said “zis petite légume looks like a, how you say, APPLE! hmmm… but it grows in ze earth… HON HON HON! MAIS OUI! C’EST UNE POMME DE TERRE!”

j’adore comment ananas se dit pineapple en anglais, ce qui veut littéralement dire “pomme de pin, genre quel type anglais a vu ça:
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et s’est dit : “ow cette étrange big fruit ressemble à une, how do you say, POMME! hmmm… mais plutôt une pomme qui pousse dans les pins… HU HU HU! OH YES, IT’S A PINEAPPLE!

(z’avez vu, on peut le faire aussi… hon hon hon!)

so the other day my friend and i met a french guy at a train station and sang with him and when we were parting ways, he told us that we ‘did his day’

understanding why he said ‘did’ as opposed to ‘made’ (french verb ‘faire’ = to make/to do) was an even more exciting experience for me than singing with a french man whom i’d never met before

sevanslcanzate said: are you implying Germany has less culture than France/Italy? problematic

i wrote that reply in a hurry shush

but no it’s interesting, those who learn Romance languages are often (in my experience) much more interested in humanities, particularly History and English

Anonymous said: Out of French, German and Italian, which is the easiest to learn for someone with learning difficulties?

I guess it depends which exact learning difficulty you have? It’s interesting, different languages suit different types of people. If you’re a very logical person and are capable of understanding difficult grammatical concepts then German will make sense to you, whereas if you’re more interested in humanities, subjects like Latin and have a good memory, you may benefit from learning French and Italian. 

otome-no-temari said: Your blog is one of the most wonderful things I was ever able to find

thank you <3 there are tons of other good language blogs out there if you like mine :)

Anonymous said: I just recently started learning Italian online and I had to translate the phrase "a fried egg" to and from Italian at least 4 times. I may not be able to ask where the bathroom is BUT I CAN SAY "A FRIED EGG"

Sei in una ristorante. Di colpo, odi un suono. Che cos’è? Che cosa è accaduto?

Un crimine.
Un uomo è sdraiato sul pavimento. Ma che cos’è il problema?
Nessuno sa. Nessuno sa perchè quest’uomo è sdraiato sul pavimento.
Nessuno a parte te.
Vedi l’uovo fritto di fianco al uomo. Capisci che l’uomo strozzava, e la causa? Quest’uovo fritto.

'Sai? Sai perchè quest'uomo strozzava?' un dottore te chiede.

Non puoi parlare molto italiano, ma sai una parola.

'L'uovo fritto.'

(sorry for all the mistakes, first time writing in italian)

point is, ‘fried egg’ may well be an important/useful word to know ;)

lavidapoliglota:

how to achieve fluency in any language: reset your definition for fluency to a simple description of how your language skills are now. only know the words for ‘yes’ and ‘no’? that’s good enough. time to tell everyone who asks that, yes, you are fluent in Gujarati

askinnyblackman:

meandthedevilblues:

holdyourlangue:

the secret to finding a partner has been unlocked

Is 4 enough or…..

the x and y axes should be switched
this chart is saying that if you put on makeup you can automatically speak more languages

do u want me to fight u

askinnyblackman:

meandthedevilblues:

holdyourlangue:

the secret to finding a partner has been unlocked

Is 4 enough or…..

the x and y axes should be switched

this chart is saying that if you put on makeup you can automatically speak more languages

do u want me to fight u