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jacob1
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 Message 57 of 67
31 December 2013 at 10:43pm | IP Logged 
Israeli football player Shlomi Arbeitman trying to speak English...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh3oy7cZFDU

This video was a huge viral hit in Israel. Apparently, the football player uses the Hebrew sentence structure while
trying to speak English. The result is jaw dropping.
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Serpent
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 Message 58 of 67
01 January 2014 at 7:26am | IP Logged 
I expected worse
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tristano
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 Message 59 of 67
04 January 2014 at 7:15pm | IP Logged 
jacob1 wrote:
Israeli football player Shlomi Arbeitman trying to speak English...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh3oy7cZFDU

This video was a huge viral hit in Israel. Apparently, the football player uses the Hebrew sentence structure while
trying to speak English. The result is jaw dropping.


He's fantastic :D I found his accent nice to hear, and I really love the self-confidence while talking a language that
it's completely unknown for him :D
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Serpent
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 Message 60 of 67
05 January 2014 at 1:27am | IP Logged 
Einarr's post made me look for this. Does anyone know whether Berbatov's German pronunciation is any better? I mean the British folks are probably more used to various accents.
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beano
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 Message 61 of 67
09 January 2014 at 12:43am | IP Logged 
I think footballers are a great role model for those people who claim that they are "unable to learn a foreign
language"

Football players tend not to be academic types. They simply get packed off to another country and after a few
games a reporter will shove a microphone in their face, expecting them to talk back. They just have to get on
with it.

Edited by beano on 09 January 2014 at 12:44am

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 Message 62 of 67
06 February 2014 at 9:26pm | IP Logged 
Luka Modrić speaking Spanish ♥
Maybe not that impressive after 1.5 years in the country, but he mostly just lacked confidence I think, and by now he probably has quite decent passive skills so it helps too.
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Donaldshimoda
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 Message 63 of 67
07 February 2014 at 2:17am | IP Logged 
tristano wrote:
yuriFromRoma wrote:
I would rather say: "se avessi saputo che rimaneva,
gli avrei detto: 'Rimani!'".


That's also wrong :)
"Se avessi saputo che fosse rimasto, avrei detto: rimane"
(I have actually a doubt about the possible solution "Se avessi saputo che sarebbe rimasto,
avrei detto: rimane")



Quite funny...3 Italians, 3 different choices..I would have said : se avessi saputo che
sarebbe rimasto, gli avrei detto : rimani!
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prz_
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 Message 64 of 67
07 February 2014 at 3:01am | IP Logged 
Has this one been already posted?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQa7Setip_o
It has become a widespread meme in Poland.


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