Catching People Talking About Me in Foreign Languages... They don't know I Understood Everything

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Oriental Pearl

Oriental Pearl

Жыл бұрын

Do you ever get the feeling people are talking about you when you hear a foreign language? I caught people on film talking about me in Chinese and Japanese. See what their reactions are when I tell them I understood everything they said.
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Oriental Pearl
Oriental Pearl Жыл бұрын
If you want to understand more of what people are saying around you in foreign languages, I highly recommend the app Pimsleur. I used it for Japanese in the beginning and I’m using it to learn Korean right now. I hope to do a few videos in Korean soon and show you the learning process. Try a 7-Day Trial here:
esther aebi
esther aebi Жыл бұрын
Dio Thermidor
Dio Thermidor Жыл бұрын
What I don't understand is, are you supposed to do more than one lesson a day? Or only one? And if so, is it before or after you wake up?
Ivan Жыл бұрын
You should come to Taiwan. Many of us can speak Japanese, Chinese, and English as well. Nihongo mo hanashimasu yo! 中文很好!
doctordave Жыл бұрын
I'm into Vol III of Pimsleur, and I can finally understand significant chunks of your conversations with people on the street in Japan. Very satisfying.
Javier Rami🌴🦕Apex
Javier Rami🌴🦕Apex Жыл бұрын
Is it good? I need to learn Japanese the right way.😫
ASMR Miss Mi
ASMR Miss Mi Жыл бұрын
You are so amazing! Such an inspiration to learn a new language! 🤩♥️
amberrr Жыл бұрын
Babysealclubber Жыл бұрын
Mai 💞
Mai 💞 Жыл бұрын
🥰🥰I'm a language enthusiast myself
Kiara Bates
Kiara Bates Жыл бұрын
@amberrr 🤣
stop responding
stop responding Жыл бұрын
Du hier? ich liebe deine videos
JM Earley
JM Earley 4 ай бұрын
You actually took me back to a time when I traveled by car through the mountains in southern Spain. Stopped in a roadside diner for a late lunch. The staff started talking about us and concerned that I may be a lost American because "they dont go this far." So, Im literally hearing the cook, the manager and the service person arguing over who of them speak better English to check on us. I went to the counter, the manager walks over, "Yes, Sir?" I said in Spanish that what I just heard made my heart full, and now I am in love with Spain. He almost had tears, then he walks back to the cook, cuffs him on the back of the head, "You didnt check to see if he spoke Spanish??" By this time were all dying....
Kelsey S
Kelsey S 4 ай бұрын
omg how cute
TK Doomslayer 49507
TK Doomslayer 49507 3 ай бұрын
😂😂😂😂nice experience man well I'm Indian Malaysian so I know three languages easily but but I would still learn more and seriously that part when you said he asked the other guy he didn't ask you if you knew Spanish man I'm dead 😂😂😂😂
JM Earley
JM Earley 3 ай бұрын
@TK Doomslayer 49507 It was very heartwarming though. My girlfriend was Persian, knows 8 languages fluently, except Spanish and Arabic. We traveled EVERYWHERE. Worked out pretty well, if she didn't know the language we either had it covered, or switched to French as many people in Africa and around Southern Europe also could speak French.
TK Doomslayer 49507
TK Doomslayer 49507 3 ай бұрын
@JM Earley 👍
Sami Rh
Sami Rh 3 ай бұрын
Reminds me of myself years ago, when I was backpacking across Western Europe, I was just outside Barcelona, hiking in the foothills of mount Tibidabo…
Date Laptop Lenovo 01
Date Laptop Lenovo 01 3 ай бұрын
You've absolutely made that high school student's day. I really appreciate your kind and thoughtful gesture. You even insisted he would take a picture with you knowing he was too shy to accept it in the beginning. Thank you so much!
kc 3 ай бұрын
This is so wholesome and inspiring. The people you encounter are so genuinely shocked and then appreciative of your skill with their language. I'm glad you've never heard anyone say anything negative. You have such a nice, friendly energy. I think they sense that!
Faoline Varcius
Faoline Varcius 4 ай бұрын
Wow not only is your Japanese good, but so are your mannerisms. You took the "your japanese is really good" complement perfectly as a Japanese person would. Instead of saying thanks!, you said not quite but I'm working on it. Even they were really impressed with that answer.
Kamelhaj 23 күн бұрын
That's what I would like to know about another language - what is the correct manner of saying something (not just giving a correct textbook answer).
Redonk 18 күн бұрын
I mean, I don't think that's really exclusive to any given language. If you compliment someone and they respond with something like "well yeah, duh! of course i'm the best!" that's a bit off putting to anyone. That being said, I think it would be funny to watch someone really well versed in another language just intentionally break some of the common unspoken rules just to see their reaction.... Like using 'san' incorrectly or something like that. That might not be the best example because the aim would be to confuse not to offend, but you know what I mean.
Just a name
Just a name 16 күн бұрын
It’s called being humble
C McClelland
C McClelland Ай бұрын
Taking the time and effort to understand others' languages is such an expression of love and respect!
Joey Armstrong
Joey Armstrong Жыл бұрын
I really admire the way you called them out in a friendly way. This just proves that stereotypes exist in all cultures.
Tyree k.
Tyree k. Жыл бұрын
Do people think they don’t?😭😭😭
Marc Жыл бұрын
@Tyree k. yes, racists.
Ja Rer
Ja Rer Жыл бұрын
Yes everybody talks shit everybody judges all the same lol
Pocahontas Seguin Art
Pocahontas Seguin Art Жыл бұрын
Well America need to stop blaming all Asians about Covid . They need to look 👀 in the mirror
Tyree k.
Tyree k. Жыл бұрын
@Pocahontas Seguin Art stop generalizing
Eric Widder
Eric Widder 24 күн бұрын
There's SO much I've missed out on in my life by not learning to speak other languages fluently. However, before I spent a month in Japan, I studied speaking Japanese for 6 months. What I learned helped to elevate my experience while I was there. But oh how I wish I would have been able to speak fluently to share more of a connection. I was taught by the locals how to say "never give up" on many occasions during my stay.
ys f
ys f 14 күн бұрын
akirameru na yo
Roger Nobbs
Roger Nobbs 24 күн бұрын
This is so inspiring! Nothing better than being complimented on the way you speak a foreign language by native speakers. And I think people appreciate it once they are over the shock, as you amply demonstrated.
Kathryn Harrison
Kathryn Harrison 2 ай бұрын
I love your focus on demonstrating our shared humanity across cultures. When we think others are talking about us, it truly is not vindictive, but normal curiosity or commentary.
Denise 2 ай бұрын
Im so inspired by you. What a gift you're sharing. Not just your knowledge and multiple languages but your confidence and outgoing personality make the world seem like such a less scary place.
Myria83 Ай бұрын
I'm an Italian who lived in Korea for a few months. The locals talked about me A LOT, but they were always complimenting me behind my back. My self-esteem had a boost... It was so funny that at times I stopped in my tracks and started chatting with them, using by broken (but kind of understandable) Korean. They were so nice!
MicaLovesKPOP 21 күн бұрын
in what kind of situations did you start chatting with them?
LCM LCM Жыл бұрын
I’m always impressed when people can teach themselves multiple languages. Good job. Not people that grow up speaking 2 languages
Yes.It’s.Fxreena Жыл бұрын
I knew how to speak 3 languages when I was 7 now I know how to speak 4 ! :D
Chrisi Жыл бұрын
@Yes.It’s.Fxreena I taught myself fluent english before learning to swim
Nekotaku TV
Nekotaku TV Жыл бұрын
Hahaha, heard of Europeans? This is so funny to me as a Swede! XD
Lee Salawitch
Lee Salawitch Жыл бұрын
Exactly...I grew up in a multilingual home.
Yes.It’s.Fxreena Жыл бұрын
@Chrisi I taught myself fluent urdu and Hindi!
Andre Mar
Andre Mar Ай бұрын
The interaction with the student and teacher was a beautiful moment of kindness
paul grant
paul grant 18 күн бұрын
I love Japan! Beautiful people and stunning culture ! A proud people !!!
Lucas Ruckle
Lucas Ruckle 2 ай бұрын
You are such a sweet person! I love how positive you are and how you are always learning and encouraging others to learn more languages. Keep staying positive!! 😊
Tracy J
Tracy J 21 күн бұрын
I love that you surprise these people so throughly.
Hoshi Reed
Hoshi Reed Жыл бұрын
I like how, after the students got caught commenting about you, the teacher turned the tables and went full throttle in talking about them.
Abionx Жыл бұрын
That reverse uno play.
Sabrina S
Sabrina S Жыл бұрын
“See how she can speak multiple languages and you don’t pay attention in my English class at all. Shame!” - the teacher, probably
Misha A
Misha A Жыл бұрын
🤣 this man loves to gossip
Acme Racing
Acme Racing Жыл бұрын
He was using it to explain the benefits of learning a foreign language. Teachable moment. 🙂
👺samurai boi
👺samurai boi Жыл бұрын
@Abionx oof she gonna shang chi attack you with her language slurs.
Skyrim_Insomniac Ай бұрын
My brother is deaf and uses ASL to communicate; among other modes of communication, and I admit I'm not the best at actual ASL. We get by enough to make our intentions understood and to convey ideas, but nothing beats fluency when it comes to secondary, or tertiary languages. To those intrepid souls considering undertaking the study of a foreign language ( foreign languages being a language other than your native language); I say good luck, and I hope you succeed! Languages can be fun to learn, but also stressful at times. You have to practice daily; even when you're alone. If at all possible look for somebody willing to help you learn; as it makes progress come that much quicker, and gives you the social interaction that everybody needs.
Jennifer Mills
Jennifer Mills 3 ай бұрын
Thank you! I really get upset when I hear ignorant people verbally attacking others who speak their native language in public to each other .. America is a melting pot of great brave people's from all over the world I am 5th generation Irish we need to seek out our true roots but embrace each other .. there is so much to learn... And anger / jealousy stops learning.. it is a character flaw that can be fixed with self reflection and hard work!!!!!
Mad Ting
Mad Ting 4 ай бұрын
It must be amazing to be able to go to so many places around the world and be able to perfectly communicate with people. I really regret when I was young not learning languages, I took it for granted and just said "i'm never going to go there anyway"... then you grow up and become a social creature, and you crave the ability to interact with different people around the world.
Jennifer Tripp
Jennifer Tripp 2 ай бұрын
It’s a myth that people of a mature age can’t learn a new language. You may have to work harder but it’s do able!
Mad Ting
Mad Ting 2 ай бұрын
@Jennifer Tripp Of course you can learn a new language, but it takes A LOT longer, because our minds are no longer info sponges. The human brain stops growing after around 25, which means a slow decay, that's the main reason, its possible but a lot more difficult than just being disciplined at an early age to learn languages. You also forget easier too.
Establisher 4 ай бұрын
I had the same experience living in Japan. But I am Russian, hehe. In a way , it made me feel like a local celebrity. People wanted to take pictures with me constantly and they did. I could see in your video that you enjoyed it as well. Thanks for sharing! Brought some fun memories back,thank you ❤
Arsenic Ай бұрын
Learning foreign languages helps world peace so much more than any politicians ever could. Get to know "the enemy" and you'll find out they are exactly like you. They just want to have a good life and a happy family. That is the essence of humanity.
Stoned Hunter
Stoned Hunter Жыл бұрын
I love how with the first group of high school boys, their teacher wasted NO time in absolutely roasting them in English XD
Michael Murray
Michael Murray Жыл бұрын
that was pretty entertaining.
John Göransson
John Göransson Жыл бұрын
"Empty head" killed me 😂
Teresa Haven
Teresa Haven Жыл бұрын
Yeah that was hilarious!!! When I was in middle school my Spanish teacher would have done that! He was from.....ugh, brain fog. A south American country that speaks Portuguese so we were lucky enough we got Spanish AND Portuguese. He was hilarious. I never learned to speak it or understand it but I could write it well. I understand Spanish more now from watching 90 day fiance
Stoned Hunter
Stoned Hunter Жыл бұрын
@Teresa Haven hah he sounds amazing. My Japanese teacher in high school would like do similar if she caught us talking like that, and she took classes to Japan every year so she has plenty of experience dealing with high schoolers and new cultures XD
Giovanna Dotti
Giovanna Dotti Жыл бұрын
@Teresa Haven South American country that speaks Portuguese is Brazil haha
CW FTFT 4 ай бұрын
A few years ago, my daughter and I were walking home after a world book day event and my daughter was dressed as a Gryffindor from Harry Potter. We wandered past a few Japanese tourists and a girls said, “Ā, kawaī,” to which my daughter turned round and replied, “Arigatō!” I was as taken aback as the Japanese tourists! Watching Anime obviously has paid off! 😂
🍒riz🍒 3 ай бұрын
this made me smile so much!! I really wish I could learn languages this well some day, chinese specially sounds very fun to me. They all were so exited when you started speaking their language, so cute :D
E C Ай бұрын
I'm a 2nd generation Korean American. I've heard horrible things said about me (and my mom and dad) when I (instinctively) spoke to them in Konglish (Korean English mix). I am fluent in Korean, but the way I speak most comfortably is a mix of Korean and English. I was heartbroken by the way people would speak about us (In front of my parents and myself) about how "disgusting" it was that a Korean person didn't speak Korean. My parents worked extremely hard to make sure I was fully fluent in Korean, while I was learning how to be part of American society as an Asian person. So when I heard those words, I lost respect for people who don't have the compassion to try to empathize with those living abroad, or even foreigners visiting another country.
Leigh .Taylor
Leigh .Taylor 2 ай бұрын
What a great video, I've finally decided to push myself and learn a new language, something I've been saying i'll do, but never actually following through. This video is a perfect example of the pay off!
Melissa Jetzt Languages
Melissa Jetzt Languages Жыл бұрын
I love how polite she is about all of these situations. It takes a certain kind of nice person to be able to have fun rather than get offended.
Frank de Rossi
Frank de Rossi Жыл бұрын
Yes I agree. other people would be become easily confrontational with their reactions.
Lexus Fox
Lexus Fox Жыл бұрын
You nailed it, that’s the biggest most important aspect of this video. 😭
Julian Жыл бұрын
imagine sie nennt dich "Weißes Ekeliges Pferd". Bestimmt wärst du da noch nett, oder? 😂
James Curfman
James Curfman Жыл бұрын
@Lexus Fox That's one of the biggest things about her channel for me, and about her as a person. I LOVE her positivity! I am sure she has her days when things go wrong as any human would, she may even have bad moods sometimes, but what we get to see in the videos is her positivity and that is what the world really needs. That channel really needs to be bigger, she needs a much further reach, everybody should know about her BECAUSE she is so positive (at least in the videos). Great message from her whole channel. :)
EscargoTouChaud Жыл бұрын
I am a nice person, and I would probably have been a offended. I used to live abroad, and people would talk about me not knowing I understood them. I got a lot of attention, especially from men, and often sexualised. I am Asian, and many would just take it for granted I was from a certain country. - "Oh, look at the Chinese!", "Konnichiwa!", "Ni hao!", "Wow, that Japanese is beautiful!", people coming up to me in the streets asking: "Are you Chinese?", etc. And I know some will say "There is nothing wrong with that!", but do YOU tend to walk up to strangers and ask them if they are from a specific country if you haven't heard them speak that language? Also, when this has happened 4 times a day for a couple of years, mixed with blunt racism and sexual harassment ("Yo! I've never fucked a Chinese before!", shoured at you from a passing car, for example), you just want to be left the f*** alone. So I think it is a bit unfair to assume persons who'd get offended are not as nice as those who take it with humour. You can get very tired of being noticed, and when there has been a certain amount of harassment of both sexist and racist kind, you get frustrated. Each comment is an added drop, and you get sopping wet, then sick.
Malavita 3 ай бұрын
You are amazing to be able to learn all those languages and speak it fluently. Good for you, keep making the best of it.
Miles Is Lost
Miles Is Lost 4 ай бұрын
whenever i don't feel like putting all my focus onto my japanese lessons, i like to put on one of your videos and practice my listening. i challenge myself and try to understand as much as i can without reading captions
TransdermalCelebrate 25 күн бұрын
That was hilarious, I loved that teachers reply, I’m more than a little impressed with your fluency, both with Chinese and Japanese language. I’ve had a few funny experiences, as I’m hopeless with both languages 😂
Jacqueline 4 ай бұрын
This is so cool to me!!! I wish I had the aptitude, time, and motivation to learn these foreign languages. So props to you!!!
Simon Smith
Simon Smith Ай бұрын
We had a similar experience in Cambodia when visiting our (white English) daughter there when she was a missionary. We were visiting Siem Reap temples and were walking through near a group of female gardeners who started giggling. My daughter smiled and spoke to them in Khmer; after a slight pause they all burst out laughing. Apparently they’d been commenting on how large our European noses were 😂😂
mightypensword Жыл бұрын
I was in France studying french, and I had been going to the same grocery store for a few months, and one of the female clerks loved to make fun of me to her coworkers constantly. She called me all sorts of mean names while I just pretended I didn't have a clue. This went on for a few months until one day one of my classmates came in while this clerk was ringing me up, and we had a conversation in french right in front of her. She just went stark white. Right before I walked out I just gave her a knowing smile. She never said anything about me again. It's one of my favorite memories.
Victor N de Almeida
Victor N de Almeida Жыл бұрын
how stereotypically French
TheMademoiselleV Жыл бұрын
I am french, I am sorry to hear that. What a shame.
TheMademoiselleV Жыл бұрын
@Victor N de Almeida there are some kind of similar stories about Spanish speakers and we don't read your "typical" racist comment.
mightypensword Жыл бұрын
@TheMademoiselleV Most French people I met were lovely. There are polite and rude people everywhere you go.
it’s lovely
it’s lovely Жыл бұрын
yessss u made her shit herself haha
Jone Toshka
Jone Toshka 4 ай бұрын
You inspired me to finally learn Japanese. I signed up with Pimsleur, and I’m ready to learn. I can’t wait!
TheGreatMoonFrog 25 күн бұрын
Such a nice video, I love how you show people aren't often likely to actually talk shit just because they think you can't understand them.
Volk 2 ай бұрын
Wow! Thank you so much for posting this! It's so encouraging to know someone else feels the same way about how language overcomes cultural and social barriers. I honestly got a bit choked up. I'm going to study twice as hard, now. 一緒に成長しましょう!
Mr. Peach
Mr. Peach 2 ай бұрын
Incrível, aflora uma vontade de aprender todas as línguas!
ChefBoy XRP
ChefBoy XRP Ай бұрын
Wow!!! You are inspiring and thank you for the encouragement to learn different languages 🙏🏼.
Michael Bruce
Michael Bruce Жыл бұрын
I can't imagine openly insulting someone who is within earshot, even if I thought they wouldn't understand me.
Zeno Жыл бұрын
Yep, same.
Gery Жыл бұрын
My brother is always doing it and i hate it. Once he saw a big guy on the workplace and said he won't live long(saying he is fat) the guy died in just 2 weeks. 😐
Vatis The Bard
Vatis The Bard Жыл бұрын
@Gery Was he wrong tho?
Shante Reed
Shante Reed Жыл бұрын
Especially if they’re paying you for a service
Kyle Komsonkeo
Kyle Komsonkeo Жыл бұрын
@Gery okay light
Rob M
Rob M 24 күн бұрын
When I lived in Hong Kong, I'd frequently hear small children refer to me as 'gwailou' to their parents and it'd really vary in how their parents responded - some would admonish them for their language, but it was mostly along the lines of "Yes, he's big - don't stare at him". My favourite instance of people talking about me, thinking I didn't understand, was when I was taken to a spa by my employer. The ladies who were working there kept referring to my 'golden hair - even on his legs! [sic]'. They had a fright when I laughed at a comedy showing on the TV, revealing that I understood Cantonese, but I honestly thought it was a cute way of describing a hairy blond guy.
Shiann Gilley
Shiann Gilley 4 ай бұрын
No because the amount of respect a lot of them had for you was great. this was wonderful to watch.
Snow Wolves Productions
Snow Wolves Productions Ай бұрын
I was stationed in Okinawa in 1982-86 and I tried to learn the basics of please, thank you, excuse or pardon me. Unfortunately languages are not easy for me. For some people, they seem to have a knack for it. I recently tried to learn Chinese. My wife LOVES the shows and I was able to save up and take her to a traveling Chinese show that we LOVED! So far I barely have learned please, thank you, excuse me, and your welcome. It was so cool when I heard you say thank you and I recognized it. :-)
Go Cybertruck
Go Cybertruck 27 күн бұрын
Being surrounded by people who speak a different language, we often think they are saying bad things about us. Once you learn their language, you can better appreciate their way of life. Additionally, once you've learned a language, you need to use it to maintain proficiency; otherwise, it can fade away. I used to know five different languages, but now I only know two. Excellent video.
SalMendoza 24 күн бұрын
This was very entertaining. So envious of your language skills!
At Amo
At Amo Жыл бұрын
Turning a potentially awkward situation into something fun and making a change in other people’s behavior down the road. 🤘
Oriental Pearl
Oriental Pearl Жыл бұрын
Ha ha, I love turning things around.
Xubuntu47 Жыл бұрын
That is her superpower. Huge social intelligence.
Alejandro Arango
Alejandro Arango Жыл бұрын
@Xubuntu47 The way that's key on Japan and she's looks foreign and ofc she is a foreigner so I don't think people expect her to be
Abel Reis Carvalho
Abel Reis Carvalho Жыл бұрын
@Oriental Pearl I d love to learn Japanese but it sounds so hard ! Is it possible to learn it relatively well in my 30s ?
Gustavo Cousiño
Gustavo Cousiño Жыл бұрын
@Abel Reis Carvalho You can learn any language at any age. Also you're still young and it just may require more practice.
Dallas Sukerkin
Dallas Sukerkin 2 ай бұрын
Honestly, I have been distracted for the past hour by your channel when I should be working! Have to put in some overtime now to make it up ... thanks! :D Your confident bearing and openness are an inspiration to a shy introvert like me and seeing your interactions with folk from other cultures is a true inspiration. Definitely time to persuade myself to start language learning again, especially as I am thinking of retiring to Portugal. I have had a go at Welsh, Finnish and Japanese over the years. I got the furthest with Welsh but, in a sad twist of fate, I lost most of it with brain damage from a motorcycle accident - that bit that held it must have gotten squished :(. Oddly enough, for decades I could still remember lots of nouns but the 'structure' of the language had gone. It's like the reverse of that fellow who got hit in the head, was knocked unconscious and came to able to speak Chinese (I think that's the story at any rate). For me, Welsh and Finnish are beautiful languages on the ear and that was a definite help in encouraging study of them. We shall see if 'necessity' will serve as sufficient incentive to take a crack at Portuguese.
I remember my daughter who was born in Japan went to a Japanese American daycare so she speaks fluent Japanese. We where in a store and the worker called us monkies. So she asked why he called us that? I went to the manager and told him what he said. He then asked her in English she responded to him in Japanese 😂 He went talked to the clerk and my daughter spoke to him in Japanese. We had a discount off for about a year!!
Isaiah Yeager
Isaiah Yeager 3 ай бұрын
the way you worded this is very confusing i tried to enjoy the short story but im struggling
cinnamon 25 күн бұрын
Gaslighting people isn't really very healthy though sadly as nice as it is the woman doing this video is conventionally attractive and blonde as somebody who isn't that speaks other languages they often do say bad things about you when you're ugly like me with curly hair
DivineGreatness 3888
DivineGreatness 3888 6 күн бұрын
Your story is kind of confusing, I'm sure it's a good one but I can't really understand it bc of the wording
Daffob1nt 2 ай бұрын
I'm Swedish and I speak 4 languages fluently. Unfortunately, they are common languages of the world, except for Swedish, which is only spoken in Sweden and Finland, but understood in Norway and Denmark. So the other 3 are English, German and French. But there are some sort of "make-believe" languages (e.g. pig Latin in English) here in Sweden that also work wonderfully with foreign languages. Especially "the P-language", which I learned from my mother. So if I'm out in a public area, in any given country, with my daughters or my local friends, and I want to be able to speak with them freely, we use the P-language. Very useful, as most Swedes don't speak it either. :D
Ezra Lennox
Ezra Lennox 3 ай бұрын
This is so cool, I love this. Very inspiring to practice other languages :D
Pascal Brax
Pascal Brax Ай бұрын
Wow your Japanese is impressive! And I'm not saying as Native that heard a foreigner speaking actually good Japanese. Yours is proper mastery of the language! 🤩
John Smith
John Smith Жыл бұрын
I love that she’s so outgoing and isn’t bothered by/doesn’t take offense to people talking about her, even if it is all or mostly positive. She seems really friendly. I can see why they’re happy to speak with her.
jimmike 802
jimmike 802 Жыл бұрын
I learned not to care what others think about me. It's the most important thing I've learned because it keeps you confident and happy with who you are.
Airborne Жыл бұрын
Why would anyone be bothered if there taking positive?
Takashi X
Takashi X Жыл бұрын
That's because nobody said a bad word about her
jimmike 802
jimmike 802 Жыл бұрын
@Sarah Wolfe people are cruel.
Adz 4 ай бұрын
learning spanish right now! i would love to learn japanese too! spanish started from school and im definitely low end of intermediate. i’ve found my love for other languages this year and im very interested in learning more and more. people like you inspire me to keep learning :)
pep 4 ай бұрын
You can do it! I'm in the same boat. You will win!
Valen Chaparro
Valen Chaparro 28 күн бұрын
Y qué tal les está yendo con el español?😮
Nathalieu: Exploring Joy and Happiness
Nathalieu: Exploring Joy and Happiness Ай бұрын
Wow! I am so impressed by your Japanese!! I hope one day I speak it as well as you do!! I started when I was 17 and then on and off for a few years, and then I started again a little over 3 years ago. I guess living in Japan is the best way to learn and practice! Lucky you!! Enjoy!!
Steven 3 ай бұрын
Awesome. I've been learning Japanese for the past 3 months and it's a dream to wander about speaking to Japanese people like this.
Wim Timmerman
Wim Timmerman Ай бұрын
Usually, when I go to a country where they speak a totally foreign language to me, I try to get some basics the weeks before I go there. It mostly opens up people (more), in Indonesia for example, just saying Terimah Kasih instead of the standard Thank you; or 'sama sama" instead of You're welcome made them even smile more. And I know because being a Dutch (Flemish) speaker, I also find it nice when people at least are trying to say some basic words when they are in my city.
rhiplanting 2 ай бұрын
About 5 years ago, while travelling in Malaysia, I caught a group of Japanese people saying rude things about my tattoo and laughing. I said something like "sorry it's not to your standards" in Japanese, and that shut them up 😅 . That was the only time I've seen Japanese people be openly rude
Gregory Tada
Gregory Tada Жыл бұрын
I'm Japanese American and lived in Japan a few years ago. American tourists would assume that I'm Japanese and talk about me. It was funny to see their reaction when I spoke to them in English. One time I ran into an older couple that was lost. The wife, exasperated, exclaimed, "I wish somebody around here spoke English!" When I answered, "how can I be of assistance?", she jumped back like she saw a ghost. Good times. :D
LittleLulubee Жыл бұрын
I did that once at the airport in Atlanta. A woman was trying desperately to use the pay phone, speaking French, and looked like she was about to cry. I approached her and asked in French if I could help- she almost jumped into my arms from happiness and surprise! It was her first time in the US and she didn’t speak a word of English. Needless to say she was super thankful. It’s nice to help strangers 😊
Superelectra Superheroe
Superelectra Superheroe Жыл бұрын
@LittleLulubee that's touching. It's actually a goal of mine to help a tourist in need since I speak 3 languages 😂😂. Been waiting my whole life RIP.
LittleLulubee Жыл бұрын
@Superelectra Superheroe Aww, I’m sure you’ll get your chance! Once people start traveling more internationally, you could get a job as the front desk person at a hostel. I did that and got to use my languages every day! 😄
Joana Cifre
Joana Cifre Жыл бұрын
evilchaperone Жыл бұрын
Just the audacity to request someone speak English while you are in a foreign country is disgusting.
Ostrobogulous.Troglodyte 4 ай бұрын
You go girl!! You’ve definitely got me beat. I lived in Suzhou about 3 years and my Chinese is no where near as good as yours. However, like you, I received many compliments on my pronunciation. Over the phone, people didn’t even know I was American. But for some reason in person they all of a sudden couldn’t understand me lol. They seem to automatically assume you cannot speak Chinese. I had to laugh at the silence in the restaurant. I had that happen many times when I picked up chopsticks with my left hand and ate my meal like any normal Asian. God I miss China!!
Oriental Pearl
Oriental Pearl 4 ай бұрын
You’re right. Most people assume you don’t speak Chinese until you prove that you can.
Jennifer Tripp
Jennifer Tripp 2 ай бұрын
Do Chinese always eat with their left hands? I didn’t know that. Is there a reason why?
Ostrobogulous.Troglodyte 2 ай бұрын
@Jennifer Tripp No, Chinese do not always eat with their left hands. There are countries where EVERYONE eats with their right hand whether they are right handed or not. This is because they use their left hand to, um, wipe their bottoms (without toilet paper mind you). In China, however, people who are left handed are considered extremely smart. Being a left handed person in China caused people to talk about my intelligence. When I used chopsticks in my left hand (correctly), they REALLY talked about how smart I was!!
Sharon Rachel
Sharon Rachel 29 күн бұрын
I knew some Spanish and worked at a supermarket. Two guys were saying I was beautiful and didn't realise I could understand them so I replied in Spanish to say thank you. They were very surprised and I was thankful they were at least saying something nice!
Pheebs ka
Pheebs ka 2 ай бұрын
I love your laugh it’s so cute and i also loved how jolly the whole video was in general it’s just so upbeat, it was a great video ❤❤❤
rowan _a_boat
rowan _a_boat 4 ай бұрын
This is SO awesome!!!! More American’s need to learn other languages…. You never know who you’re going to meet!
The Burninator
The Burninator 26 күн бұрын
Mostly true but from experience I feel it also depends on the culture. China and Japan are both very respect-oriented cultures, while both Mexico or France have a completely different culture reaction, to Americans at least, can't speak for every nationality. Still, Mexico was amazing, and I would definitely recommend Ireland. The people in Dublin were some of the friendliest I've met and made the trip special.
i eat glass
i eat glass Жыл бұрын
I was getting my haircut once as a teen, and overheard two grown adults making fun of me thinking I can't understand them. Speaking multiple languages truly is a superpower lol.
The Reality Of It All
The Reality Of It All Жыл бұрын
It is! It's wonderful 😊
doll💛 Жыл бұрын
what happened afterwards?
JustAnotherDumbBitch Жыл бұрын
What’d they say?
ShadowMoon Жыл бұрын
I remember when I was in Mexico with my girlfriend and we were getting a mani-pedi at the nail salon located in front of our hotel. The staff was talking in spanish about us and saying something about me being gay for getting a mani-pedi. I used to live in Valencia in Spain so i am fluent in spanish. So i just said to the staff "No, solo soy maricón los martes"
Jo Jo
Jo Jo Жыл бұрын
@ShadowMoon 😂
CB Towers
CB Towers 3 ай бұрын
Thank you, yes! It's frustrating when you're trying to communicate in a different language for convenience if you're talking to someone not familiar with the local language and trying to make use of skills you devoted yourself to then suddenly getting chastised by a paranoid bystander. Hapoened to me and people I know, so there are a lot of paranoid people out there.
Matt Harbin
Matt Harbin 4 ай бұрын
I’ve caught people a few times when I was in Korea. Lived there for about 2 years and because of the job I did, I worked in the community. It was mostly young adults that would speak bad but when I questioned what they said in Korean, they changed their conversation. I laugh because it happens in the United States when people see and hear someone not speaking English.
iamluvie 3 ай бұрын
I worked in a Korean flower shop and the owners would talk about the employees while speaking Korean. I slowly learned the words I would hear repeatedly and started to translate them, so next time I would pick up on when they were talking smack again. They were very surprised when I popped into their conversation to say how wrong it is to talk about people who make their money. They acted like guilty children, like it was just a joke. I worked there for several years and finally quit when one of the owners tried to purposely slam my hands in the cooler door when she was in a rage at her business partner.
Earth Angels Exist
Earth Angels Exist 4 ай бұрын
I wholeheartedly agree with learning a new language or two! I love the reactions I get when I speak Spanish to Spanish-speaking folk! 😂
Saxon Crow
Saxon Crow 3 ай бұрын
I love your social skills! Such a personable, friendly person. I won't mention my absolute jealousy about retaining the languages you've learnt though haha. I nè!
Kim Jong-un
Kim Jong-un Жыл бұрын
And that’s why knowing more than one language is a good thing. Whenever you learn a language, you open a door to a new world, a new culture. Makes you appreciate the diversity this planet has to offer
Just Your Local Bernana
Just Your Local Bernana Жыл бұрын
Pretty funny coming from Kim Jong-Un
ok bill • 18 years ago (edited)
ok bill • 18 years ago (edited) Жыл бұрын
Kim Jong un talking about appreciating culture
Drifting Fox
Drifting Fox Жыл бұрын
A dictator that takes advantage of his people talking about appreciating culture, ha ha the irony.
Jeezy Жыл бұрын
Well said oh glorious leader
IllyGalSloth Жыл бұрын
@Tom Cruz Oh, that's awesome!
Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 2 ай бұрын
it's great to see Americans communicating with foreigners in their own language it shows them you respect them. love what your doing Kudos to U.
Bakyt Ай бұрын
Your videos are so awesome and warm! But your laughing is absolutely joyful and beautiful! Thank you!
eva 4 ай бұрын
how did you learn to pronounce these languages so well? amazing!
Steven Gibson
Steven Gibson 2 ай бұрын
I love how just amazed they were when you spoke and you could tell just how much they appreciated you speaking and learning there language
Erik Abee
Erik Abee Ай бұрын
Well I think it is great that some Americans learn more languages. Yes most Americans do only learn English and some speak Spanish too, because it is probably the second spoken language in the USA. But you went to Japan, China & Korea. Probably 3 of the most difficult languages to learn for people from the west (I think). My question is; can you read their languages too (on paper)? With kind regards, Erik, from the Netherlands. P.S. It sometimes is too easy to think people are talking about you. Especially when you had a big lack of sleep (like me on an Europe trip). In Italy, I was half awake and half of me was not. I started listening to conversations. And my mind tried to make some sense of it all. Yes the mind does this sometimes. And I followed all conversations on this international... and my mind brought it al together... and it looked like Dutch. I asked my mate, did I hear a lot of Dutch? He had slept better and he could not confirm this. So my mind was playing tricks with me!
AlejoMarL2508 Жыл бұрын
It’s amazing to see how quickly a person’s personality towards you can change when you start speaking their language
kele Жыл бұрын
LordWhorfinX2 Жыл бұрын
It's called "being caught"
josefumi Жыл бұрын
@LordWhorfinX2 in 4k
Prehistoric Dog
Prehistoric Dog Жыл бұрын
There is a saying - when you speak a language person understands - it flows to the mind. When you speak a person's native language - it flows to the heart.
Tjeers Ай бұрын
Great respect for you, I’m bad with languages, only speak 4 and learning 1 other Europeen one but working with Chinese and Japanese I’ve never even considered trying to learn them. It’s hard. But now I’m just doing my Duolingo lessons daily for about 200 days I’m finally making some progress. I wish I could be as fluent as you in a ridiculously foreign language😅
Arsenal254 2 ай бұрын
Love the fact that you are multilingual. I don’t know how you mastered the two so good. I have given up learning Polish and maybe you can make it easy for me to learn since you leaned Chinese!!
Your Every Picture
Your Every Picture 2 ай бұрын
Polish is tough. Keep trying!🙏🇬🇧
Mingdong Yang
Mingdong Yang Ай бұрын
I'm a Chinese and I've learned German for just over a year. I've got plans for passing the TestDaf exam and go study in Germany, preferably computer science and economy. I'd give anything now to speak German as good as you do Chinese and Japanese. You're just amazing
B A 20 күн бұрын
LOL, the students are so cute. I actually could understand you! I studied some Japanese ] but I haven't really spoken it in some time so it is nice to hear it and still understand.
Beat Feet Johnson
Beat Feet Johnson 2 ай бұрын
Doesn't matter what language they are speaking, if your an observant person it is easy too tell when someone is speaking about you regardless of if you can understand them. Body language communicates way more then spoken languages.
Ddarke11 Жыл бұрын
I love the mentality of the teacher. If embarrassing them in front of the "pretty girl" doesn't motivate them, nothing will.
cagney billingsley
cagney billingsley Жыл бұрын
people don't have an obligation to be accepting of you or your western values of multiculturalism and entitlement. i've had people talk about me behind my back, in front of my face and any other configuration. i just ignore it and do what i always do, mind my own business and enjoy my day. in america, they won't even bother speaking another language. don't seek conflict or you might get more than you bargained for. not everyone in asia is as meek and nonconfrontational as the average pedestrian, some of them are in a gang or otherwise associated with criminals.
Smeech Жыл бұрын
@cagney billingsley I’m confused. How does your comment have anything to do with the thread?
XhoowieX Жыл бұрын
@cagney billingsley... So a teacher of English wanting his students to learn English, the subject he literally teaches as a profession, and also a language that could help those students talk with people from China, India, Korea, Singapore etc, is about western people being entitled? That's a serious chip on your shoulder there mate.
RedRoseSeptember22 Жыл бұрын
Same that was great lol.
DJ Bennett
DJ Bennett Ай бұрын
There are so many different types of genius. I'm most impressed with linguistic geniuses. They make it seem so easy to learn a language not their own. Especially difficult languages like Chinese, Japanese, Russian. I don't know what the hardest language in the world to learn is, but the three I listed, I've read, are among the most difficult to learn. Kudos to her. She's brave to go and explore the world. That's not a quality I possess. I like her. I like go getters.
Jesse Black
Jesse Black 3 ай бұрын
I love it. You were too nice. I love the English teacher who doesn’t teach English to his Japanese students. Time for a new teacher.
Steve Newland
Steve Newland Ай бұрын
Amazing video. So jealous how well you speak. I want to learn Tagalog as I'm married to a Filipino but don't think I would ever get to your level.
Goaskmymom 3 ай бұрын
You have the whole package young lady! Keep spreading your love and sunshine! 🌞
Spacebuddy 21 күн бұрын
Learning a lot of languages is also good in this way because you can pretend you don’t understand when you can attack trash talkers back with language! I’m currently learning Spanish.
NANSEE Жыл бұрын
"No English, empty head" I laughed so hard. Love their honesty.
Mad Love
Mad Love Жыл бұрын
More like grounded
sweetnessa Жыл бұрын
Same LOL 😭👍
Message Жыл бұрын
Haha, I'd like to see a teacher publicly berate their student like that in the West. The parents will make life a living hell for the teacher.
Rosetea Жыл бұрын
Lol 🤣
K-Zamo 21 күн бұрын
I fully came to this video with a more negative expectation. Just goes to show that most people are actually lovely and it was heartwarming to see. Great video!
Zayn Nazario
Zayn Nazario 2 ай бұрын
It’s nice to see others reaction to speaking their language… anytime we see a foreigner in America speaking English people don’t give it a second thought 😅
Patrick Thibaut
Patrick Thibaut Ай бұрын
Learning Chinese OR Japanese is so hard, with thousands of letters in the alphabet, and the language system is so different. Learning BOTH must be so confusing!
Akira L
Akira L 3 ай бұрын
Even when people talk negatively, I've found it's usually due to their fear of new or unknown people and things. As soon as we share small conversation we find out we're not that different.
Evie Ай бұрын
We have a lot of problems with this in my class, bc everyone is from different countries. After about a month of getting bullied in other languages, I learnt all the insults in Ukrainian, polish, Arabic and a few others so I knew when they are saying mean things
slvtbvcketz Жыл бұрын
I’ve caught a French student saying vulgar things about me to his friends, as I left the place I called one of my friends and started telling them about what they said all in French while laughing.. they seemed shocked to say the least
Paula Жыл бұрын
Thats funny. Can imagine how the student felt afterwards 😨😵‍💫
rhapsody Жыл бұрын
i'm french and it feels like it's always french ppl doing that kind of shit...i'm sorry
blxss0m.. Жыл бұрын
I’m french but I’d never really do that I only talk about people when they are rude to others in a different language I don’t really care if they understand me it’s not really a problem but I’m sorry about those French people talking about you
Erysea Жыл бұрын
Teenagers will be teenagers... Aka dumbasses sometimes :p You got him good, I bet he learnt his lesson haha Bien fait pour lui 😂
Nadhiya Nâtaline
Nadhiya Nâtaline Жыл бұрын
This happened to my Algerian friend. He called them out in perfect French and they were absolutely stunned.
HandheldGamer1991 25 күн бұрын
I speak polish,german,czech,english and i can somewhat get what a person ftom japan says since i have been watching anime for over 20 years so you catch on a lil bit. And i must say the amount of times ppl have been talking shit about me or my friends just because they were under the impression that we could not understand them is insane.
Andrew van der Merwe
Andrew van der Merwe 4 ай бұрын
There's one cultural difference that struck me as a white South African: people there seem to comment so freely on what you look like. We don't do that here, except maybe in close family circles. It must be nice to be able to just come out with "You're so pretty!" and not have to worry about what it might imply.
Cindy P
Cindy P 2 ай бұрын
I LOVE being around non-English speaking people! I never think they're talking about me (they're probably just talking about mundane, everyday life crap). I love to see different people, cultures, languages. What's "ironic" is in Japan an American standing out and speaking fluent Japanese draws attention but in America a Japanese (or other nationalities) speaking English doesn't draw attention. People interested in another culture, sure, but seeing an Asian (or other nationality) speak English in America doesn't bat our eye. I love my job because alot of international people come through and I just love meeting them!
The Vinmeister
The Vinmeister 19 күн бұрын
The sad part about learning Japanese is that the first conversation just sounded expected. I had to skip to the other stuff to get the kick that I'm after 🤣
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