Things you wish people would stop saying when you tell them the languages that you're learning

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Re: Things you wish people would stop saying when you tell them the languages that you're learning

Postby PfifltriggPi » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:58 am

What is Catalan? (Upon explanation) But why? Don't they all speak Spanish? (Me :x )
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Re: Things you wish people would stop saying when you tell them the languages that you're learning

Postby flabbergasted » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:44 pm

Arabic

1. Are you planning to become a Muslim?
2. Are you a spy?
3. Have you been to Iraq?
4. Do you support terrorists?
5. Do you want to fight terrorists?
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Re: Things you wish people would stop saying when you tell them the languages that you're learning

Postby PfifltriggPi » Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:56 am

flabbergasted wrote:Arabic

1. Are you planning to become a Muslim?
2. Are you a spy?
3. Have you been to Iraq?
4. Do you support terrorists?
5. Do you want to fight terrorists?

To be fair, the first one is a legitimate question.
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Re: Things you wish people would stop saying when you tell them the languages that you're learning

Postby YtownPolyglot » Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:44 pm

But nobody speaks Portuguese.
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Re: Things you wish people would stop saying when you tell them the languages that you're learning

Postby Sol » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:52 am

Korean: The immediate assumption that I'm a Koreaboo.
- You must love kpop then?
- Why not Chinese?
I just love how the language sounds, that's why I'm learning it. I love how depending on the speech level you're using, it can sound completely different.

Russian:
- Are you Russian?
- Do you like Putin? (wtf)
It's easy and sounds badass.

Spanish: Absolutely no questions asked lol. Until I say I'm not actively studying it anymore. Then they tell me I should start up again because it's so useful.
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Re: Things you wish people would stop saying when you tell them the languages that you're learning

Postby tractor » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:53 pm

Say something in Spanish.
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Re: Things you wish people would stop saying when you tell them the languages that you're learning

Postby Lilt » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:59 am

"You do know that everyone in Norway speaks English, right?"
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Re: Things you wish people would stop saying when you tell them the languages that you're learning

Postby Jimjam » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:03 am

"You must be just learning it to watch anime"
"What anime do you like?"
"You must be a weaboo"
"*talks to me about anime*"
"You just want to get a japanese girlfriend"

I don't even really watch anime! And as a gay man, I'm at least 75% sure I don't want an asian girlfriend :lol:
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Re: Things you wish people would stop saying when you tell them the languages that you're learning

Postby Soclydeza » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:08 am

"Why German/French? Spanish would be much more useful" (I live in the US)
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Re: Things you wish people would stop saying when you tell them the languages that you're learning

Postby Sc27 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:14 pm

"How come you're learning Korean? Shouldn't you be able to speak it by now?" (Reaction by a few people when I tell them my background)

"Your Korean isn't that good." (A couple people have said this to me I say something in Korean)

:evil: :evil: :evil: ...뒤XX?
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