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What does Russian and Italian sound like to foreigners?

TheEugenius
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What do these two languages sound like to someone who does not speak them?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ihsancaniciuyan

Russian: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACo8k_J9LM0

Italian: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rHMMDBHTFQ

In the second link, some Turkish people are trying to speak in fake Italian. That is exactly how we Turkish people perceive Italian language :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia
0liwia
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I love it! It's so funny, and it does sound like they are speaking these languages to me!

Here is another (short) one I found, with a mix of different languages: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWGBhdn5kBg

And of course the famous Fake-English one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt4Dfa4fOEY

This one is amazing, cuz my brain is like "Wait -- I should understand this stuff. How can I not understand it?" And I feel my brain is trying really hard to make some sense out of what they are saying. But it's not possible :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Haestings
Haestings
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I'm not sure how to really describe how they sound, to me; since I am familiar with how they sound (but I can in no way, shape, or form comprehend them since I do not speak them), they just sound like Russian and Italian.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RorySparshott

Record some English, then play it backwards for Russian.

4 years ago
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