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I listened 3 times, heard yanni.
I waited awhile (5 min) read some stuff, listened again - laurel!!!!

I cannot hear yanni anymore, but I DID!? same speakers for both.

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Buck says...

I've had a pretty good response to my butchering of french in Montreal, The shop keeper caught on right away and let me struggle a bit then saved me by speaking english. I think rural areas are less forgiving.

MilkmanDan said:

I've found that Mexicans (especially outside of major tourist areas, but even there) LOVE it if visitors attempt to speak Spanish with them, even just a few words.

Thailand is pretty similar. I've lived here for ~10 years and can speak Thai fairly well. So, many locals know me and aren't surprised when I speak Thai with them, but if I travel I get a lot of smiles just like this video.

I guess French people are stereotypically less patient/pleased to deal with visitors trying to use the local language, but I don't know if that's true. Never been there, unless Quebec counts (where it didn't seem true).



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