When English is not your first language

When English is not your first language

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  • ConfusedSwede4
    1 Week(s) Ago

    When English aren't your first language but I am still good at knowing how to write it good 😎

  • HighitsDaddyLizard
    1 Week(s) Ago

    When English is my first language but I'm incredibly socially awkward

  • memezrmylyfeboi
    1 Week(s) Ago

    So true (sorry for bad english)

  • bufarreti
    1 Week(s) Ago

    The thing is, when "talking" in your head you "sound" perfectly fluent. It's the moment when you have to actually talk to someone else you fuck up

  • fatih24499
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Who is saying my english blayt.

  • RandomUsername8346
    1 Week(s) Ago

    When I learn a foreign language, I'm able to speak it a lot better than I can understand it.

  • Brickypine
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Me as an American who knows French lmao

  • lrnzbxx
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Can relate

  • dankbob_memepants_
    1 Week(s) Ago

    English is my first language but I can relate

  • elvys24
    1 Week(s) Ago

    HEY thats me

    :)

  • ProWaterboarder
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I've met a lot of people who don't speak English as their first language and let me tell you they're generally a lot more articulate than most people from New York

  • LurkerPatrol
    1 Week(s) Ago

    English is my third language and I write it way better than most people I know. It's like one of the strongest things I have in my belt that I am most proud of. Always got As in english on essays, perfect score on the GRE writing. I have a high level of vocabulary (one test said that I was in the top 0.1%).

    Now speaking English on the other hand... I not do dat too gud.

  • remembernodefaults
    1 Week(s) Ago

    My TOEFL score, exactly.

  • Elamet
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I had the same problem. Practice helps. I have practiced by talking to people in WoW. Nowadays my speaking English is actually on par with my listening and much better than my writing. Sorry for bad grammar.

  • Neonagate
    1 Week(s) Ago

    When English is your first language, but you're an idiot.

  • MuchNoise1
    1 Week(s) Ago

    This acurrat for me haha ! I'm Gooding in English to my teacher seys

  • Viddra
    1 Week(s) Ago

    i mean i'm bad at speaking in my first language sooo

  • TheFacey13
    1 Week(s) Ago

    For me number one is number three and number two is number two

  • greatauror28
    1 Week(s) Ago

    When English isn’t your first language but you write them grammatically correct than anyone else.

  • Sammy-patter
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Wow English IS my first language but I relate so well still.🙃😭

  • YYB13
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Spanish are different, we write it very well, but not very well when speaking or understanding

  • Buborga
    1 Week(s) Ago

    It needs a dead spongebob for phonecalls

  • gokdenicc
    1 Week(s) Ago

    send vegina

  • nicolobos77
    1 Week(s) Ago

    But u 🍬namically eat 🍑 and 🍈🍈(?

  • l_k_mathis
    1 Week(s) Ago

    True sh*t bro 😂🥺

  • devilscry3
    1 Week(s) Ago

    But still more than one language

  • Vallen228
    1 Week(s) Ago

    How is it vital;D

  • firechoco
    1 Week(s) Ago

    My writing skill sucks because I'm constantly worried about my grammar.

  • awkarin
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Can't relate

  • Archer_408
    1 Week(s) Ago

    English is my first and only language and I somehow manage to sound like a drowning chimpanzee when I try to talk

  • candyvancreep
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I thought my understanding skills were above average. Then I listened to a scottish guy talking.

  • dumbelts
    1 Week(s) Ago

    This me but with Spanish. I can read and write it perfectly fine but the moment I have to speak it I hardcore blank. I need to practice more.

  • rossie_valentine
    1 Week(s) Ago

    For me number two and three are swapped, because when I speak I don't need to worry about orthography, mistakes are a little harder to notice and I could also use my hands to compensate. However,when I write it takes me 10 minutes to complete a sentence because I feel it never sounds right or natural. This coment took me painfully too long to write.

  • Carmehameha
    1 Week(s) Ago

    This is soooo true

  • ResolverOshawott
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I'm in this post and I don't like it.

  • Dankaroor
    1 Week(s) Ago

    wtf i was complaining about this just a bit ago, it's the fucking worst..

  • 25554
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I'm in this picture and I don't like it

  • thedutchcuck
    1 Week(s) Ago

    It's actually a third language to me (Dutch was my first and German was my second) but I seem to speak it better than some native English speakers. That's not surprising but in their case it's kind of sad.

  • UnoriginalNaem
    1 Week(s) Ago

    This is basically any language.

  • Booksaredumblol
    1 Week(s) Ago

    that's me in every language

  • Nyzo-san
    1 Week(s) Ago

    My english is not the yellow from the egg

  • schiaffino80
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Me with Japanese third year studies

  • glasraen
    1 Week(s) Ago

    True story: took creative writing as a summer class. Foreign girl who spoke terrible English was my partner for editing. I literally told the professor I thought she must be cheating because there’s no way she could write like that. At my school most of the foreigners were insanely rich and I just assumed they hired people to do everything for them. I’m still convinced of that at most Ivy Leagues tbh.

    It didn’t click for a long time that maybe she actually did write it. I kinda feel bad now but ... yeah I’m still a little offended that a non native speaker could write so much better than me.

  • otheruserfrom
    1 Week(s) Ago
  • JuanCarlosTheBoi
    1 Week(s) Ago

    just continue spending all of your life on the internet, your skills will get better, trust me.

  • John-Wank
    1 Week(s) Ago

    English is my first language and I still suck at speaking it.

  • GregTheMad
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Que?

  • Walnut156
    1 Week(s) Ago

    It's my first and only language and I can still relate to this

  • gameTR123
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Same.

  • lexicandy
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Vladimir Nabokov approves this meme.

  • sommerfuglA
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Who want talking?😁

  • Lo-fidelio
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I fil ur pain broder

  • fishstickkidd
    1 Week(s) Ago

    ... when english IS your first language

  • coa18project
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Yeah I'm little sad about that, I understand almost everything but can't describe all...

  • fishyperson1000
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I feel bad for the people who learn english as their second language.

  • Jiosufa
    1 Week(s) Ago

    ....Where did you found my school report?

  • Foxwomb
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Except you're drunk. Then it's exactly the opposite

  • Xx_VladimirLenin_xX
    1 Week(s) Ago

    True not (excuse me for my excellent english)

  • cookieckie
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Gosh i suck at speaking and writing in english ;-;

  • jenacide138
    1 Week(s) Ago

    When English is your first language.

  • AlwaysArdenHD
    1 Week(s) Ago

    This... This is so true

  • Hikaro0909
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I cant write for shit... if not for auto-correct my phrases would be like an abstract painting. Thats what I get for learning a language through videogames and movies...

  • esr_cpr
    1 Week(s) Ago

    It's soooo true !!

  • toliano0
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Da, soglasen polnostiu, syka blyat.

  • HarambesK1ller
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Don't worry, I was born in and still live in an English speaking country 29 years ago, I still can't speak properly.

  • Ooflatoof
    1 Week(s) Ago

    This is my life

  • bigfatcockxd
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Why am i the only one who is opposute to this thing

  • ANDnowmewatchbeguns
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I need buck tooth hillbilly Sandy for my English while speaking

  • Magot21
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Yeah i write english pretty gay too

  • Steve_THE_KiD_19
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Dude, that's soooo true. After 7 months of writing and understanding English well here on Reddit, I had to communicate with foreign English-speaking people and it was so harder than I thought it would. I suppose that's because you have time to think what you'll write and then correct your mistakes, but when speaking that's not possible.

  • Annieredvelvet7
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I speak better than writing

  • Apollo027
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I studied German for a few years in high school and college and did a study abroad. It was the opposite for me. I can speak it very well with a good accent but listening comprehension is pathetic.

  • Austman110
    1 Week(s) Ago

    When English is* your first language

  • John_23451
    1 Week(s) Ago

    tht is my

  • The_Syndic
    1 Week(s) Ago

    This is me with German. I can understand it and read it but can't speak for shit.

  • FuturePreparation
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I mean it completely makes sense. You read stuff all the time and listen to Youtube or movies in English. And, depending on what are doing you might or might not write relatively frequently (like on Reddit).

    But actually talking in English? Not much opportunity for that. I think, though, if your life situation changes and you should have to speak more often, my guess is the speaking ability will catch up quite fast. Maybe you need to invest some intention.

  • timmy_42
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Actually switch them up. My writing is terrible, but my vocal language is ok.

  • Plazmotech
    1 Week(s) Ago

    True for me of French and Spanish

  • aimovuorio
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Finland jengi

  • hellishlofi
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Help im in this post and i dont like it

  • pockets3407
    1 Week(s) Ago

    English is my first language and I still relate to this

  • dark-r3puls3r
    1 Week(s) Ago

    This is the same for learning other languages too

  • Redchimp3769157
    1 Week(s) Ago

    It’s the opposite for me

  • boydo579
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Ich... Ich ist... nicht gut mit Deutsch. Ne. Ich horen gut, aber nicht spreken gut. ja

    Wo ist toilette?

    Scharfe salami bitte

  • La-French-Baguette
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Pretty much yea

  • UnitaryBog
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I'm as good in English as I'm good in my native language

    So not very good

  • nicholasmichael-
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Well it may be stupid, it it’s also dumb

  • xmemeboyx
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Same bro

  • Emptyt0
    1 Week(s) Ago

    True

  • mister_so_seductive
    1 Week(s) Ago

    As a French person, this is really relatable

  • JubX
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Flip it around and you have the average English person.