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I used to believe the first language you knew and learned is the only one you could learn. It was like it was against the law, or your brain couldn't handle it. LOL!!!

LOL child
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I used to think that people in mexico spoke mexican and only people from spain spoke spanish.

Anon
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When I was about 10 I thought all other people in the world that you could not see or hear, spoke in some other sort of alien language. Wierd eh!

Hodge
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I used to believe that English and Farsi (my native language) were the only languges that exsisted and people that spoke a different language were stupid and they were just speaking jibberish

Anon
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When I was 7 or 8 I had neighbors that were black and they spoke Spanish so for years I thought all black people could speak Spanish!

Not so smart
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I thought only English had strange grammar structure and all other languages has the same grammar, only English was different.

Anon
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When I was little I thought that when forgien people spoke to eachother in thier language, they would hear it in english, and if they heard someone talking in enlgish, it would sound like Chinese.

Anon
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Greets everybody! :)
When I was a lil kid, I used to believe that everybody's Hungarian, or at least, everybody on Earth speaks Hungarian as his/her mother tongue.
To understand this thing, first I should state that I am Hungarian. I thought that there were people from every in the world, but all of them spoke Hungarian among each other, but among the different nationalities and countries it had different official names, like English, German, etc .... Or actually, we call them that way .... But whose language it is, they call it Hungarian, so everybody has his/her own hungarian :)
How silly I was! :P
Goodbye!

Beáta
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When I was about four I was OBSESSED with Egypt for some reason and I would never shut up about it. I remember saying I could speak Egyptian but it was really just random made-up nonsensical words but I kept saying it was Egyptian. I misheard "quiet" on a movie as "quegion" (pronounced like equation without the e) and I kept saying "quegion" was the Egyptian word for "quiet."

Anon
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I used to believe that everyone thought in english, but spoke in different languages.

kelly
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I grew up with Spanish being my first language but I picked up English somehow. I used to believe that Spanish was the first language of the world and every language borrowed Spanish words. Then I'd act smug when someone used a cagne. ( ie bicicleta=] bike) Then I learned Spanish was one of the Romantic languages along with English and French and I stoped acting smug.

Anon
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I used to believe "In A Gadda Davida" was In the Garden of Eden. Actually, I still don't know what In a gadda Davida means or if I'm even spelling it right!
My daughter thought that the Spanish Christmas song, Feliz Navidad was Denise, La di da!

Dale
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I was an exchange student in America from Germany, and in Germany they taught us that the word you use for an eraser was also called a rubber. So you can imagine my surprise when I found out another meaning for a rubber when I asked the boy behind me in my math class if I could borrow his!

Anon
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When i was little, i used to wonder why people who spoke foreign languages had such weird accents.

i was like why dont they just speak with a "normal" accent, which was american for me. i wanted to see if i could make out some of the letters they were saying. i then found out that each language had its own accent and english style sounded not normal to a spanish speaker.

chris
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i used to be confused about people who grew up ijn a different country, learning to speak another language fluently to live in that country. I wondered if they were amoung english people whether they'd think in english, or their native language

What do you think?
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I used to belive that the whole world spoke english. When i would see other people speaking something that was not english I thought that those people were just retarded and had no brain.

Anon
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One day in history class my friend tell's me she is going to spain and i said "oh yeah the place where they speak spanish." and then i said "so that means that people in mexico speak mexican right?" my friend says no thats not right. She tells me that mexican is not a language. This happened 3 weeks ago. Im 14 and in the 9th grade. YOU WILL HAVE TO FORGIVE ME I'M BLONDE

MEXICAN???????
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My mother language is Malay and English is the second. I wasn't good at it through my childhood and kept making my british cousins laugh when I say 'vegetable' or 'their'. I didn't know that I'm not suppose to say them literally as in the written form.

Syakira
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I once thought english was the only real language and the others were just made up

Anon
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My cousin & I were the 2 oldest, we began speaking our own language he was 11 and i was 7. We really thought we understood eachother, and we really thought we were speaking spanish. To this day we don't know what the heck it was! Our family loves to tell that story.

sl
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