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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LavethWolf

Expectation vs reality language doodles

Hello!, I know the whole "Expectation vs Reality" is kind of old by now, but I wanted to draw a few revolving around language-learning. Hope you enjoy them! ( or at least some of them )

Watching TV to improve language skills :

Studying multiple languages :

Accent failure :

I suppose this one isn't really an expectation vs reality, but I wanted to make it anyways. Pronunciation :

Ich hoffe dass du es magst, und Frohes Neues Jahre! ( ich bin spät, es tut mir leid )

January 3, 2018

40 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcoBodtK

jaja so truee, nice drawings btw :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ivanka397306

How do you properly pronounce Ich spreche Deutsch?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OmegaGmaster

/ɪç ʃpʁɛçə dɔʏt͡ʃ/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/p_genot

The transcription is not completely correct, as the 'ch' in 'spreche' is also pronounced /ç/ in standard German.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OmegaGmaster

My bad, fixing now. Danke!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LavethWolf

I have trouble pronouncing it properly, but some advice I can give is to not pronounce the "ch" in ich and spreche as "sh".

I've heard it automatically gives you away as a foreigner, and is actually supposed to be pronounced more like the "h" sound in the word hue.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ivanka397306

Also, I'm new to duolingo, but you've got an impressive list of languages going there!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LavethWolf

My language list is tiny compared to many other users on here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ivanka397306

Thanks! I think I can get the hang of the "ch", I was a little confused with spreche since it sounds like "shpreche" and Deutsch since it kind of sound like "Doich" to me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/calynca

As a native speaker: the "shpreche" should be fine, but "Doich" definitely misses the T, like in "Dutch". (edit: actually "such" is pronounced like "Dutch", so nevermind)

And as LavethWolf said correctly already: pronouncing "ch" as "sh" is a newbie thing to do. Probably as bad as Germans saying "zee" instead of "the". ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LavethWolf

I thinks that's how they actually sound, but I'd need a native-speaker confirm that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LavethWolf

@calyncs Thanks for the tips!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IAmBrave16

Wow I love this!! Well done :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DragonPolyglot

Expectation: I want to learn everything they say in this K-pop song! And I can sign it overnight flawlessly!

Reality: I understand literally 2 words and can probably read the pronunciation of the song name after I studied hard. Also am I pronouncing that right?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LavethWolf

Exactly my experience when studying Finnish. Despite all my studying I only usually recognize a few "hyvä"s here and there when listening to Finnish songs.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OmegaGmaster

I relate to a lot of these, especially the Danish one (but I also can apply it to Circassian, Georgian, Abkhaz, Chechen, and Ingush).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaecelle

Love your drawings! I wish that I could be as good as you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LavethWolf

Thanks, that's very nice of you to say!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwbrand1

Genau! Sehr lustig. Ich danke Ihnen für das Teilen.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LavethWolf

Danke für dein Kompliment!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

These are hilarious, and so true. Thanks for sharing them!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NeonMoogle

These are lovely! I can relate to the first one so much right now. I'm learning Japanese and watching (not for kids) anime and trying to really listen to what is being said. Since I'm just a beginner I'm like "Oh, I understood what they said! They were introducing themselves!" Maybe I SHOULD find some easier stuff to study with...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SmashCookie

Those drawings are so cute. <3

Ich werde jetzt ein paar australische Sprachen lernen und dich bei deiner Eroberung der Welt Laveth Sama begleiten.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LavethWolf

Jetzt, müssen wir die Welt zusammen bereisen um alle Sprachen zu lernen!


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    So true.

    Well done!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hedwigechouette

    haha, very good ! Nice drawings too


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MissR15

    nice drawings. Shows that we should keep our expectations (goals) high and increase our work ethic and commitment to get there.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karlsenski

    Schöne Zeichnungen! Ich habe besonders "Mehrere Sprache studieren" gern. Die Wahrheit davon tut mir weh.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

    These are so spot on! xD


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hxvan

    Thanks, I liked reading them all.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carl217624

    SPEAK DANISH ALWAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to go to danish


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LavethWolf

    Dansk er et flott språk! Jeg skal studere dansk etter norsk.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carl217624

    when danish is very hard. you need to search google translate or translate lang para genius ka sa language


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carl217624

    you need to earn a %100 in RWK


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheCodeOfH

    most of these are me with Japanese XD


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Puppyhemot

    Yeah, true story


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seth747311

    I am way too late to this masterpiece. . . I love it though!

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