Maybe you knew it, maybe you suspected it, perhaps you have no idea, but English is not my native language, so…
Yes! This video is very accurate; conversations sometimes sound like this to me, although this short film is in “fake English.”
What makes me feel a little better is that I’m not the only one. Thanks to these Internet users who share my sorrow:
- It’s so depressing when you have been studying English as a foreign language for more than 10 years and you try to watch a movie without subs, and you get this—Sileithel
- Don’t worry about it, we can’t even understand each other half the time—TheFounderUtopia
- I’m an English native learning Russian. Heh. The language struggle is real! After the fun of starting, cracking down to memorize vocab isn’t the most fun thing—DrenchShaman
- This is how actually English sounds to me; in order to understand I have to stay focus on the movie, specially when the words are very soft, like when I can barely hear them—Roberto Reynoso-Delin
But I think this also happens to you with my language… want to share your difficulties with me?
Here are a couple of fitting quotes to end on:
Nelson Mandela said: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”
A Chinese proverb says: Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.
Shī fù lǐng jìn mén, xiū xíng zài gè rén.