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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Relative Indignity

Embarrassment during language learning is...relative, apparently

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There's cake!


9 comments:

  1. When I was in Italy, I tried to say "I don't understand" with "Non capisco." Instead I kept on saying "No Caprese" and didn't realize it until the person had backed away slowly..

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    1. hmm, what does "No Caprese" mean?

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    2. "no cheese"

      depennding the original phrase from the italian person I imagine theirreaction ;)

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  2. Damn people are mean

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  3. Definitely different definitions of "embarrassing" seeing as both pronounciations are valid. In Bavaria and Austria nobody pronounces it as "zwanzich" unless they're a tourist from northern Germany. :)

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  4. The worst thing happened while I was teaching English in Japan.
    I was teaching some very low level Japanese students so I thought it would be helpful to add katakana to my colour flashcards (katakana is a special phonetic alphabet for foreign words).
    I did not however, consult anyone, and when I got to 'yellow' I thought it was rendered as 'yarro'. I then brought that out to a group of elementary students and their horrified Japanese homeroom teachers.
    Yarro is an insult that means roughly 'son of a bitch'

    yeah, great day of teaching that.

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  5. on top of having different definition of embarrassing, i guess he has different definition to literal as well

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  6. the cake is a lie (portal reference) but i still will support!!

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  7. The cake it a lie! but i still will support you!

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