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Old 12-22-2016, 01:57 PM
 
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I was trying to buy a 'little shirt' at a stand in Rio de Janeiro but called it a condom. That was the most embarrassing thing ever, the man turned red. Lol
"camisinha"? huehueheu
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Old 12-22-2016, 04:09 PM
 
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"camisinha"? huehueheu
yes and the worst part about it was that I had been there for a few days and my Portuguese had been so good. I was so proud of myself, that just crushed my self-esteem. Lol
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Old 12-22-2016, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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I remember trying to speak Spanish to someone once and said to them "estoy embarazado" to mean I am embarrassed... lets just say they got a good laugh because I am a dude
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Old 12-22-2016, 06:54 PM
 
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There is the word "embarazoso", tho', with a related meaning to "embarrased".
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:09 PM
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Location: Wonderland
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Knopf Käse is button cheese. What you are thinking of is head cheese, which literally means Kopfkäse. That term doesn't exist in proper German, though.

OK Kopfkase then. Whatever. We got head cheese and didn't know it till it got to the table. All I understood was the cheese part.

And it was definitely HEAD cheese and not button cheese (whatever that is). I know this because the waiter said, "Kopf - Kopf" and pointed over and over again to his head. Maybe the word was Presskopf but then in the description it said Kase - who knows? All I know is that part of the description in the menu definitely said Kase so I figured it was cheese - not HEAD cheese.

Kopf Knopf - see, that's the problem with foreign languages - way too easy to make a simple mistake!
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Old 12-23-2016, 03:45 AM
 
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I was trying to buy a 'little shirt' at a stand in Rio de Janeiro but called it a condom. That was the most embarrassing thing ever, the man turned red. Lol
You would said ‘’camisetinha’’ instead ‘’camisinha. Funny!!
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Old 12-23-2016, 08:06 AM
 
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You would said ‘’camisetinha’’ instead ‘’camisinha. Funny!!
Yes I know. I have a Brazilian husband, remember? He was right next to me, laughing and hitting me on the arm.
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Old 12-23-2016, 08:09 AM
 
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I used to go a Belgian middle school for 1 year and on my first day i asked the teacher if i could go to the toilet "voor te poepen"...
"poepen" in the Netherlands = to defecate, in Belgium it means having sexual intercourse.
Omg...what an approriate mistake for you to make.
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Old 12-23-2016, 09:47 AM
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Location: South Bay Native
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When I moved to Hungary I was a bit rusty to say the least. While out with a co-ed group of new friends, I was describing an accident I had experienced earlier in the day where I had hurt my wrist. The word for wrist is 'csukló', amazingly similar to the word 'csikló', which is the word I said. Gales of laughter ensued, I was clueless, until someone in the group told me I just told everyone that I hurt my clitoris.
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Old 12-25-2016, 08:01 PM
 
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Once, I meant to refer to my "co-workers" in Hebrew but apparently I said my "slaves". The lady I was talking to was horrified. Luckily my uncle was there to clarify what I meant. I'll never try to actually use 101 level skills so loosely again.
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