Cecília Dutra
Funny stories about language mistakes?

As we all know, learning a new language means making mistakes. We will make mistakes, you can't escape from them. The only way is laughing from your mistakes and learn.


Once, when I walked too much and I barely could walk next morning, so I told my friend in French: "my ham is hurting" because I said "jambon" (ham) instead of "jambe" (leg). My friend, who's learning German, said "Arschmittwoch" (ass wednesday) instead of "Aschermittwoch" (ash wednesday). I heard about a girl who had some problems with Air Canada and said to a girl who was working there "I'm hungry" instead of "I'm angry" (she got a free meal, at least).


And you? Do you have any funny stories with your mistakes?

Apr 25, 2018 12:41 PM
Comments · 3
My English teacher in school once said: "give me that sh*t of paper" (instead of sheet) 
It's obvious - The whole class was laughing!
April 25, 2018

The history of a friend, we were hanging out with british friends and one of the guys said he felt bad and my friend answered him, do you want to buy drugs? instead of " do you want buy medicine? 

JAJAJA in spanish we can use the same word for both situations

April 25, 2018
When I travelled in Thailand,a local person called me several times,I didn't understand Thai, I only remembered he said 'sally sally 'and rang off.I thought he was finding a girl called sally.I finally realized he said sorry for dialling the wrong person.
April 25, 2018
Cecília Dutra
Language Skills
English, French, Portuguese
Learning Language
English, French, Portuguese