It would be interesting as hell having a S/O who’s first language is different from yours. If anyone got stories like this one let em rip tater chip
@El Batman, I told a girl I wanted to eat her dog once because of a miss translation
@Anonymous Reaper, Spanish?
@Colombian Sugar, yeah 😐
@El Batman, one time i was dating a guy from Brazil and he kept telling me that the energy was over in Brazil and I was very confused until I found out he was trying to say the power was out
@El Batman, my girlfriend is from quebec and french is her first language. She doesn't forget words too often in English but she has interesting tics based in trying to translate literally from french. For example, she says "close the tv" instead of turn off, or, "what is that, already?" Instead of "what is that, again?" Because in french you would say "Qu'est-ce que c'est déjà?" ( déjà = already). She also loudly declares me as her "lover " in public because it just means S.O. to her. Her lexicon is pretty large so it surprises me when she isn't familiar with some words, like "soot", "hustle" or idioms like "play it by ear." But she's been teaching me french for a while now so I can't really judge her haha...
@Shmay Fish, we also practice different sounds together. In French, there is no "th" sound and "r" sounds different, so I help her practice saying words like, "theater", "three", and "orange" while she helps me pronounce pretty much any combination of french vowels, such as chevaux vs cheveux, or heure vs horreur *shudders*.
@Shmay Fish, oh god, and "erreur"
@Shmay Fish, My other half does the same thing, using ‘open/close’ instead of ‘on/off’. Her first languages (she was brought up bilingual) are Spanish & Tagalog - so since English is her third language (would be her fourth, but she forgot Arabic somewhere in her childhood) I guess I should cut her some slack.
@El Batman, I work at Disney and quite often get asked about "this game" when they are asking about a certain ride or attraction
@El Batman, I'd love to have a girlfriend whose first language was German or Japanese, it's so much easier to learn a language when spending a ton of time with a native speaker
@El Batman, my mom came to the US from the Soviet Union knowing very little English but was studying when she met my dad, he helped teach her English and how to drive
@El Batman, My fiancee's first language is Spanish. Today she asked my "Do my feet fingers look big?" I was like ".... do you mean your toes?" She was then amazed by the existence of the word 'toes'.
@Shmay Fish, I'm from Quebec and even though I live in Ontario now I can confirm this. What the does "soot" mean? I'm going to google it but I want to guess first. Is it, like, dirt? Oh boy. I thought I was perfectly bilingual. Hahahaa I never realized how "erreur" could be so hard to say. I wish I could hear you say it bc it's true, those sounds don't exist in english. Can you do the r's?
@Shmay Fish, I just found out what dwelling meant. I alwways thought it came from "to dwell" but it's actually a type of house.
@Fanteststicle, haha yes, luckily, I can handle the r sounds, but o and u often throw me off, particularly when combined with other vowels. It is more like I need to be careful not to pronounce erreur as horreur xP. You're pretty close! Soot is basically very fine charcoaly powder made from burning stuff. This is what you might clean out of a chimney.
@Shmay Fish, I also have an advantage in learning french as, before she became a translator, my gf was studying to teach french as a second language. And golly she already knows french, English, Spanish, Russian, mandarin, German, and is in the process of learning Arabic and Japanese. Dang I'm so jealous x0 in return for her helping me learn french for so long, I help her with her English homework (she graduates in 2 weeks!).
@Fanteststicle, I actually am looking to finally get citizenship and live in Montreal next year. Gonna take the french competence test first so wish me luck haha. Je vais en avoir besoin x0 j'ai peur!
@Shmay Fish, Tu vas réussir!
@Fanteststicle, haha merci, j'espere!
@Shmay Fish, i’m from quebec as well, and these are definitely things I already said while translating word by word haha, even tho i’m pretty much billingual (not a 100% but eh), and it does sound weird sometimes haha
@El Batman, my S/O only speaks sign language, if you know what I mean.
@El Batman, My parents know broken English. So I grew up talking like them. Although I speak better then my parents who are from China. It does get confusing for them at times. Especially when shopping.
@Shmay Fish, living in Quebec and having my first language be English my poor 7 year old brain trying to learn in French immersion got very confused
@SkyFieri, curiously enough that's also around the age my girlfriend started to learn English so that she could watch the pokemon anime.
@El Batman, i worked with a girl who met her husband cause he was a mechanic and fixed her car but he only spoke Portuguese so she had another mechanic ask him to go on a date. On there first date they shared a dictionary and had very patient coffee, now theyre both fluent in each others languages and are married with twins, love really will find a way
If you have access to tumblr, you probably have access to google translate.
My brother (white man, first language English) married a Spanish girl and HE has to ask HER the English word for Spanish words haha
@MyMormonFriend, I grew up bilingual, Spanish and English, but now my husband speaks Croatian. There have been quite a few times where I forget how to say a word in English or Spanish but remember it in Croatian. It all works out in the end lol
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