Do you ever wonder how English sounds to foreign ears?

Do you ever wonder how English sounds to foreign ears?

It's weird to think English may actually sound totally different to ears that aren't used to it...

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It's crazy how society has this weird assumption that everyone can speak English or at least understand what the other person is saying when they speak it.

READ: Do you think speaking English well is a sign of intelligence?

But have you ever sat and wondered what English sounds like to foreign ears? What they hear when you ask a simple question like, 'How are you?'. Or do we just think everyone can come around to understanding the English language? 

There is a short film, 'Skwerl', that was created in 2011 by YouTubers and filmmakers Brian Fairbairn and Karl Eccleston that shows the language through the ears of those who don't speak it.

For normal English-speakers, or people who understand English, the video makes you feel like you can understand what's being said until you figure out that it's just clever English-sounding gibberish.

This is what English must sounds like to non-English speakers, watch video below: 

Statistics that were shown on Busuu Blog say that English is on top of the most spoken languages in the world. 'With over 1,130-million native speakers, English is the most spoken language in the world.' 

So we can absolutely get it when people assume that you can speak or understand the language...

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