Ever accidentally asked about condoms instead of preservatives? Or told a cashier to ‘go to bed’?
For non-native language speakers, embarrassing miscommunications are as common as verb conjugations.
But if you’ve found yourself in one of these awkward situations don’t worry – you’re not alone. According to language learning provider Rosetta Stone, just one quarter of expats are fluent.
Learning a language has many benefits, from cultural immersion to brain-training. Euronews has offices throughout Europe, and some of us are polylingual. But whether you’re an experienced expatriate or a confused tourist, there’s always room for a little (or a lot) of mistranslation.
So if you’re cringing after inadvertently telling a colleague you love
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