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JustBob June 30th, 2013 7:24pm

Do you feel it is rude to not pronounce words like they do in their originating countries, (pronouncing the J in jalapeno)?

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love4life wonderland
06/30/13 12:27 pm

Its not rude it just sounds idiotic

Jungle in the dog house
06/30/13 5:40 pm

It's not rude, but pronouncing the J in jalapeño sounds pretty ridiculous.

06/30/13 1:06 pm

When you go to a non English speaking country, do they all adopt American accepts when saying your name or other English words?
No, because they know its silly.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
06/30/13 1:50 pm

Ever hear the French pronounce hamburger? Do you feel the same for other countries pronunciation of American words?

06/30/13 6:32 pm

On the other hand, it is pretty ridiculous when someone speaking english trills their "r's" when saying a random Spanish word

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
06/30/13 5:18 pm

Lol, it doesn't sound like it was meant to

06/30/13 1:08 pm

Accents - not accepts.
Screw you, autocorrect.

leary Dulag Luft
06/30/13 12:32 pm

Might be a little ignorant but I wouldn't think rude.

Kay41 the Midwest
06/30/13 12:35 pm

I think it is only rude if you are purposely doing it to someone's name. Otherwise, it just makes you sound kind of dumb if done with a common word.

Kay41 the Midwest
06/30/13 5:31 pm

I have used that app before. Well, my students complain about Spanish being so hard and it is pretty phonetic. I can't imagine teaching them Danish then! :)

tmacsurprise no pictures just numbers
06/30/13 4:24 pm

I don't think it's rude to fit into the typical dumb American stereotype. I just feel like the dumb American stereotype if I don't at least TRY to sound right. Plus they make fun of you in front of you if you don't try.

Kay41 the Midwest
06/30/13 5:00 pm

That worked perfectly, thank you. I like the sound of it. I am a language person (I teach Spanish) so I am always interested in hearing different ones.

Keldeo Laverre City
06/30/13 1:25 pm

I always try to. Being of Mexican decent, I face palm at the pronunciation Americans give to some of our food.

06/30/13 5:59 pm

I don't speak Spanish, but my brother speaks some and he has said it's easy because it's phonetic

Kay41 the Midwest
06/30/13 3:56 pm

I wish we had an audio button. I'd love to hear you say it!

06/30/13 4:33 pm

Try this
Choose from English to Danish. Enter Copenhage (yes without the n, not sure why but when I enter the n, the suggestion is wrong). It should then suggest København. There's an option to hear it.

06/30/13 4:34 pm

It's accurate. I've used this many times, it's fun to hear other languages.

06/30/13 5:11 pm

Interesting, I knew you're a teacher but not Spanish. If you're interested google has a translate app. It works pretty well.
Danish is difficult to speak because we don't say what we write, like English some letters can give very different sounds

06/30/13 1:00 pm

No, how many of you can say København (Danish for Copenhagen).