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People are shocked after video shows what speaking English sounds like to foreigners

People are shocked after video shows what speaking English sounds like to foreigners

People were left scratching their heads as they tried to understand what he was saying

Have you ever wondered what it sounds like to non-native speakers when you are on holiday and speaking English?

There are likely a few languages that you don’t speak that you could pretty easily recognise if you heard.

You might not have a clue what they are talking about, but you are pretty convinced that they are speaking French, Spanish, German etc.

But something that took people by surprise is that people that don’t speak English still recognize the language and a video has blown everyone’s minds by highlight what it sounds like to them.

TikToker the Language Simp - or @languagesimp - speaks several languages, including English, so I'd say he is in the ideal position to reveal how we sound to non-English speakers.

You can take a listen here:

And would you believe it, it seems we pretty much talk like the characters in the Sims, bizarre right?

In a clip that’s since been viewed more than eight million times, he shares a short speech - if you can call it that - in a bizarre gibberish that sounds a lot like English but makes absolutely no sense.

The effect is a little strange for those of us who do speak English, with one social media users commenting: "I felt like I should understand what he was saying."

While another asked: "You are telling me people hear me talking like a Sim?"

“I feel like I understand what he's saying, but I also don't,” echoed a third.

The TikToker highlighted how English sounds to non-native speakers (@languagesimp/TikTok)
The TikToker highlighted how English sounds to non-native speakers (@languagesimp/TikTok)

Another TikTok user pointed out: "This sounds right… but it’s not… "

"For some reason I keep actually trying to comprehend what he's saying and then realize he's speaking literal gibberish not english," penned a fifth.

A sixth revealed: "No cause if you don’t pay attention to what he’s saying it literally sounds normal."

"This is what I hear when I disassociate," joked someone else.

Many were inspired by the TikTok video to try their hand at being bilingual, with one confessing: "This is why I’m learning another language."

Many were left stumped by the video (@languagesimp/TikTok)
Many were left stumped by the video (@languagesimp/TikTok)

And one viewer pretty much hit the nail on the head perfectly.

They wrote: "Its like hearing a conversation from outside: you know in what language they are speaking but you cant actually tell what they are saying."

A final TikTok user added: "My train of thought, to try an understand what you actually said, derailed."

Same.

Ask your non-native English speakers and see what they think about it.

Maybe the the Language Simp has hit the nail on the head... or he could just be talking nonsense.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@languagesimp

Topics: TikTok, Social Media, Weird