14 things that happen when you start learning a new language..


if you don’t get mixed up 4 times a day and give up and speak English you’re not doing it right…

1) Whenenver anybody sneezes you are the first person to whip out an international way of saying bless youl

2) Sometimes you just say English words in a slightly different accent.

3) It doesn’t matter if you don’t remember the articles you are gunna say. Sentence and you are gunna say it with pride.

4) What do you mean you don’t pronounce the H?

5) Sometimes you’ll play a little game with yourself trying to see if you can remember the word for bottle in French, you can’t,

6) You think a loooot ‘what’s the point in this, everybody speaks English’.

7) But then you remember you don’t wanna be like those other typical tourists, you’re actually gunna be able to order your beer in Spanish.

8) You realise that maybe you should have paid attention in class instead of spending 5 years of German class texting under the table.

9) You realise out of all the other languages, English is the easiest. Damn it.

10) You learn a certain key phrases to tell someone you’re learning Spanish and they speak Castellano at the speed of lightening and look at you expectedly.

11) You get really excited when you can understand the Italian bit of the instructions, progress finally!

12) ‘well if I use this word it means it’s dative and then if I use this word it’s genitive …so you know what I need a drink’

13) You’re pretty sure that French people only use accents to really piss of English folk trying to learn the language.

14) you realise you’re realistic goal of ‘Spanish in 6 weeks’ is in fact very very unrealistic

love Robyn

13 thoughts on “14 things that happen when you start learning a new language..”

  1. I like number twelve a lot. After teaching English, it makes it a bit easier to fathom another language. That is to say, when the students teach you how hard English is, and at the same time how few words we need for communication, it puts other languages into similar perspective.
    Good luck with the Spanish.

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      1. German is a language I wish I had studied. I studied French in school and besides developing crushes on the Professors or my lab monitory, I didn’t do very well. I managed to pick up a fair bit of Japanese–but I attribute that to the need to get food.


      2. The advantages of Japanese are; no subject verb conjugation, very few irregular verbs, no plurals, logical construction, straightforward pronunciation (for the most part)
        the difficulties; honorifics, a counting system that differs for each noun, lots of Kanji to remember to be able to read and write


  2. So funny! My husband is taking French right now and he’s getting his English and French mixed up. Tonight he said something about “Franch “. I said do you mean French or France. He looked at me dead panned and still did not understand Franch is not a word!

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