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TGIF: What Language Sounds Like to Foreigners March 14, 2014

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Fun stuff, TGIF.

Aka “Girl Speaks Gibberish With Perfect Accents To Show What Languages Sound Like To Foreigners.” I don’t know if I’m more impressed with her grasp of languages and accents or with the gibberish she managed to come up with.


1. Deborah Allen - March 14, 2014

OK, the Spanish was mostly cursing (palabrotas). The Swedish was terrible. The other languages I don’t know enough to have an opinion, but I like her enthusiasm.

2. J. Cohen Media - March 17, 2014

I suppose it’s okay, but I encourage her to learn foreign languages for real.

Jill (@bonnjill) - March 18, 2014

Don’t we all…

3. Catharine Cellier-Smart (Smart Translate) - March 18, 2014

She’s also done a follow-up video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhccAx-2KJ8

4. Kathy Paredes - March 20, 2014

I don’t know if those are spoken correctly, but they sounded amazing and fluent! I actually went through and watched this and the one Catharine Cellier linked! Great article and love how energetic she is!

5. kokkiri - April 12, 2014

Reblogged this on subject object verb and commented:
via @bonnjill: “Girl Speaks Gibberish With Perfect Accents To Show What Languages Sound Like To Foreigners.”

I’d seen the one with the couple speaking fake American English, but this is an impressive array. It also captures te sounds of my commute (in Manhattan).

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