thelanguagelover:

I feel really bad when I’m talking to my friends who don’t speak English as a first language and they word something strangely so I don’t exactly understand what they’re trying to say, so then I say that I don’t understand and they just clam up.

No, please, don’t give up. I didn’t mean to make you feel bad I just— I love you, you’re amazing and great and your English is fine except that one word you used and I—. I’m sorry. Please don’t hate me. 

(via amateurlanguager)

Reactions from people whose language I was trying to learn:

loomeen:

downonehellofarabbithole:

cwnerd12:

fatnajl:

linguisticsyall:

Germans: Oh you’re learning German? Hey, you’re not so bad at it. Don’t fuck it up though.

French: About time you learned French.

Russians, Koreans, Spanish-speakers: WOW YOU’RE LEARNING MY LANGUAGE? LET ME HELP YOU I CAN GET SOME…

No but seriously… We kind of sound like we’ve got a pretty bad throat infection.

No no no not at all Dutch is beautiful shhh <3

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Thinking about growing my hair out till I graduate college. :] 

Pet peeves

If one were to do something nice for someone else and the other person doesn’t say, “Thank you,” but the other person says, “Your welcome,” as if the other person said it, however, it was in a rude fashion, I’m sorry but you should do nice things just because it makes the other person happy and not for the glory you receive. Yes it would be great if they thanked you, but when you say, “Aren’t you going to say ‘Thanks?” or something else, it makes you look rude and fake. You shouldn’t need any form of praise from a nice deed you may have done.