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Exchange Students Hetalia 1 by Mezzochan Exchange Students Hetalia 1 by Mezzochan
Yes, this really happened to me. O____O


I came to think it might be fun to 'hetalialise' funny incidents from student exchanges, so here's Exchange Students Hetalia... :D


When I was staying in Yorkshire for three months, my host mom used to *repeatedly* start talking to me in Italian, expecting me to understand what she was saying (despite my pseudo-Italian nickname which I've had since primary school and don't even know why, I'm 100% German...), until she realised (or I made her realise) what she was doing. I think this was because she had learned German at school and later lived in Italy for a few years, and apparently speakers of English can't deal with knowing more than one foreign language... xD Also, my host family had exchange students from North Italy all of the time as well (who all spoke German better than they spoke English, which made me feel very ashamed of not speaking any Italian... ><), which might have led to more confusion...



I've got ideas for two or three more of these comics based on student exchange experiences of my own and some classmates, but if you have any funny incidents to share, just comment with them (including your own country and the country you went to), and I might use them in future comics. :D
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The-OtakuHime Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
I'm really good at telling different languages apart. I have trouble with telling Danish and German apart (despite me being bolth those)
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Mezzochan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist
I guess as Germanic languages Danish and German are rather similar, so that's not too unusual. It's weird when people mix up Germanic and Romanic languages though (just this week, a colleague of mine asked me if I could speak French because he wasn't understanding what a client was trying to ask him and he really spoke English... xD).
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The-OtakuHime Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
I do speak multiple launguges but I don't speak French. But for some reason I always mistake French with Italian and Danish with German (dispite me being all the those nationalities besides French)
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Wafflepigs Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
omg XD i always start doing a british accent in the middle of my german when i mess upGermany (Disappointed) [V2] 
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TheOneAndOnly-K Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ha xD 

I'm a Brit and I went to America. Doing regular shopping when I asked for the Turkey. Because of my OTT British accent, they didn't understand me after 15 times of saying it xD They understood hamburgers fine! XD
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Mezzochan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Ahaha xD My parents (Germans) had a similar experience when they went to Scotland for a holiday and tried to order "two cups of tea" (pronouncing it 'tee', the way they had learned it in school), and after a dozen times of repeating it, the waitress realised they meant "tow tay". xD (And just out of linguistic curiosity: isn't the only difference between the British and American pronunciation of 'turkey' whether or not you pronounce the 'r'? That made them so confused? *laughs*)
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TheOneAndOnly-K Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly. I didn't pronounce the 'r' so they didn't understand. I get this with Turkey, Quaters, and unless I draw pictures or show them something, no one understands after I say 'That one." xD
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TheOneAndOnly-K Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
GerIta moment too XD
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Laxus23 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Awesome comic! Are more coming?
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Mezzochan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist
thank you! <3
unfortunately, I'm not planning to continue this series at the moment, as I'm working on other stuff. but who knows, maybe someday? :D
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