Foreigner hell

Posts196Likes70Joined19/9/2019LocationSão Paulo / BR
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What is something in your language that you know foreigners will have difficulties? In Brazilian Portuguese there are a lot of traits, specially considering what people learn in classes and what they face in reality, because the distance between written and oral language is huge.

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English orthography. It's diabolical.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Posts196Likes70Joined19/9/2019LocationSão Paulo / BR
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leosmith wrote:
English orthography. It's diabolical.
Is it diabolical to native speakers as well?

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Posts196Likes70Joined19/9/2019LocationSão Paulo / BR
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Understanding feminine and masculine is hell to non-latin language speakers.

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French orthography, pronunciation and French people's temper.



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Valeria.Fontes wrote:
leosmith wrote:
English orthography. It's diabolical.
Is it diabolical to native speakers as well?

Pretty much.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Michel wrote:
French orthography, pronunciation and French people's temper.

True! I overpronounce the "r"

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