Some Things Get Lost in Translation. {Video}

Via on May 6, 2012
Photo: Youtube

English can be a hard language to learn.

I had a Greek friend in college who used to confuse the words “sperm” and “germ” and remarked that she had a cold and didn’t want to get her “sperm” all over everyone. After some back and forth, I was able to explain why this was an impossibility. The hardest part for non-native speakers is probably the idioms—particularly in American English.

Mindful speech is important, but misunderstandings can be pretty hilarious:

On shooting fish in a barrel:

YouTube Preview Image

 

On barking up the wrong tree:

YouTube Preview Image

 

On being happy as a clam:

YouTube Preview Image

 

On being a party pooper:

YouTube Preview Image

 

Like elephant funny on Facebook.

About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is a wellness cheerleader, yogini storyteller, and self-care maven. She also writes for Huffington Post, Yoga International, Mantra Yoga+ Health, a beauty full mind, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. Kate's books are now available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com. She is passionate about helping people fall in love with their lives. You can connect with Kate on Facebook and Instagram.

646 views

Comments

6 Responses to “Some Things Get Lost in Translation. {Video}”

  1. Eric says:

    ~that guy obviously watched Hans & Franz on SNL in the 1980's:
    "Listen to me now, und believe me latuh–we are here to PUMP. YOU. UP!!!" :)

    Kate, I am not using the anti-bacterial soap because it kills the sperms; so now am I the LOL–out loud laughing–ja!!! Hahahahaha!!!

    (whispering: "Jennifer poops at za pahties….")

  2. Eric says:

    "Give me the stuff. I have no idea and I don't eat meat." :)

  3. Tara says:

    This guy is great… lol.

Leave a Reply