Using complete gibberish to hilariously demonstrate what different languages sound like

This woman’s linguistic skills are definitely funnier than they are practical, but that doesn’t make them any less impressive. Her imitations might not help her order food or find where a restroom is when she’s traveling the world, but who cares? She’ll be making people laugh wherever she goes.

Listen to her pretend to speak languages from all over the world using absolute nonsense…

(via Reddit)

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14 responses to “Using complete gibberish to hilariously demonstrate what different languages sound like”

  1. Hammock Guru says:

    She speaks Japanese with a Russian accent. Go figure! And, yes, she is gorgeous in a cute kinda way.

  2. Brendt Wayne Waters says:

    Nah. People on classic TV don’t ever die. Their kinescopes just fade away.

  3. Shiri Katz Gershon says:

    איזה מעולה היא….ענק. שירי

  4. Lari says:

    They all sound relatively the same. Impressive. Her Swedish one is pretty wonky and her Japanese is too singsongy, it worked for the other ones, but not Japanese. Still, awesome to watch.

  5. Dominique says:

    Haha, I do this all the time. Though I’m no way near as good as her…

  6. Brian says:

    She actually manages to fit in 2 or 3 profanities in the Spanish portion.

  7. Atwas911 says:

    Don’t let any religious people see this.. They’ll be convinced shes speaking on tongues and proceed to throw themselves on the floor and flop beside her.

  8. says:

    I’m Portuguese and when she tried to sound like us, it sounded like Italian to me. Still, I think French, Russian, Japanese and Indian were dead on

  9. Maria says:

    Eu sou brasileira e ela não falou absolutamente nada em português.

  10. Courtney says:

    No kidding. That is downright offensive. It is really only the pentecostal movement that believes stuff like that happens, and they are a relatively small proportion of Christians and an even smaller proportion of all religions. Far more people believe tongue-speaking is a practical gift that happens when God ordains someone to speak to people who cannot understand the spoken language, and they hear the words in their native language. The earliest example of this comes from the book of Acts in which the first Christians are rejoicing and draw the attention of a crowd of foreigners. Peter tells them in his own language that they are not drunk and there is no reason to be afraid of them and each person in the crowd simultaneously hears the words in his or her native language. We’re talking about something closer to telepathy than gibberish.

  11. Brendt Wayne Waters says:

    50 bucks says she doesn’t even know who Sid Caesar is

  12. James says:

    She’s quite the cunning linguist. Also stunningly attractive 🙂

  13. david mannix says:

    I suspected right off she was a Finn or a Balt– who else is going to “get” the difference btn Finnish and Estonian? (the latter, to my ears, is slightly more staccato)…….The “something Slavic” wasn’t palatalized enough for Russian: my impression was Serbo-Croatian. Good ear for the difference btn Spanish & Portuguese– tho’ to us Gringos more used to Mexican, Castillian has more ‘th’ sounds than I heard, and the Portuguese more glide-vowels and nasals than I heard–I’d’ve guessed Galego.. The dif. btn a US and Brit teenager was dead on….very amusing. And easy to look at. I would not object to her serving me tea in the morning!

  14. Bill-ion says:

    She would be a great Sim-language speaker 😀 Simlish! Btw she’s from Finland and in the beginning of the film (when showing bread and tea) she is speaking real understandable finnish.

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