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Funny experiences in foreign languages.

This topic was showed sometimes ago. I recalled at least twice. The first one was very funny. I remember an Egyptian said "Enjoy our terrorism in my country" by mistake instead of "tourism".

Now I see new members so let's share your funny stories.



Apr 10, 2019 1:13 PM
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When I made an American friend 15 years ago, my English wasn't so good.(Now still it isn't good though). We exchanged telephone address(how can I say? we didn't have smart phones yet at that time.) He sent a message, "Let's keep in touch." I was very surprised and confused. I thought i was sexual harassment because I didn't know the meaning of the phrase."Does he want to touch my body? What? " Now, I know it.

April 10, 2019

Welcome back, It's been a while since the last time you wrote a post here. 

        Anyway, back to your question. There's one time my cellphone was pickpocketed on my way home. Then, there was a phone call from a guy who claimed that he found it on the road. He asked me for money as a reward.

        It really pissed me off that I blew up. My neighbour was in my room, watching me in frustration, suddenly said, "Tell me about it".

         I was perplexed for a moment. " I-I-I have already t-told you," I stuttered.

         In the end, I found out what tell me about it is all about. 

          Thank you for the initiative of writing an interesting question. I enjoy your story.

April 10, 2019

Terecia, sorry about that. Did you report the police then?

"I-I-I have already t-told you," was funny. I can imagine how your friend was puzzled. 

April 11, 2019
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Hanji
Language Skills
English, Japanese
Learning Language
English