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16 Awkward Moments When People Speaking Foreign Languages Didn’t Realize They Were Being Understood

16 Awkward Moments When People Speaking Foreign Languages Didn’t Realize They Were Being Understood

One of the most awkward moments for foreign language speakers – and often one of the most triumphant moments for people who understand that foreign language – is the moment when the two meet, but the former doesn’t realize it. Riga has a lot of visitors from UK and I’ve spent a chunk of my time in US, so I generally speak English in the center. While loading the machine a school down the street must have just let out and a whole group of teenagers came in, all speaking Spanish talking about teenager things. I understood everything you said about me when you thought I didn’t know.” She went quiet and cut the call short. I don’t speak Arabic.

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