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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Revolving Dictionary

polyglots switching languages


  1. Guten Tag!




  2. Hahah, it's exactly like that!
    Even worse when your mother language is portuguese, and you're in England learning french (which is more similar to portuguese than english...)

  3. That is me after being sleep deprived for days on end. ;)

  4. I need to get this off my chest. I am American. I spoke Japanese as a teen. I learned French to fluency...lived in Alsace. I moved to Germany and learned DE(Baden). I then moved to Lithuania (learned LT and Russian), Now I'm living in Rome. I am in so much pain.

    1. I feel your pain, minus like 5 languages.

  5. Haha, I was in Malmö a little while ago and so far the only foreign language I had to order kebab/döner/gyros/whatever with was German.

    I kept trying to talk to the poor guy in German even though I had been speaking English and Hungarian, and reading Swedish the entire day.

  6. I've been learning French for years now, and when I started learning German several months ago, it was hard to stop myself from making every other word a French word, so this is definitely something to which I can relate. XD

  7. I have a French friend who's lived in Taiwan for a long time and very fluent, so when we meet in France, naturally we talked in Mandarin - he would accidentally speak Mandarin to the (obviously French) waiter, it was quite interesting to see that it could happen even with your mother tongue. :)

  8. This happened to me when returning from Germany to Colombia, via the US, in an American airplane. I mixed up all the languages when I tried to speak to the flight crew.