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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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:iconthe-otakuhime:
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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popomonke Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I don't think I could mix up those two languages, I might mix up spanish and italian or some very similar languages but, not anything like german and italian. I am trying to learn all of the languages I can so I can travel the world with more ease and be able to learn more histories easier.
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Mezzochan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist
That's wonderful, it's always good to know as many languages as possible! I really want to learn more as well. :) (and I'm mixing up Spanish and Italian a lot, too xD)
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popomonke Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm from 'merica and I have trouble spelling things in my own language. I tend to mix it up with the French I"m learning alot.
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:iconmezzochan:
Mezzochan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Well, the English language tends to be rather inconsequent regarding orthography, I guess many people have that problem... xD
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popomonke Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
XD My french teacher is amazed on how many people in my class don't know all the english words. Its kind of funny.
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HetalianNorway Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student General Artist
During my Cinco de Mayo party in Spanish, my teacher started holding out a plate of cookies for us but I kept mixing all the languages I knew until I finally calmed down and said, "Gracias."
"Arigatou, no! Danke, er, takk! Thank you, no, uh... Ah! Gracias!"
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Mezzochan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Ahaha, seems to be a popular problem... xD
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minchuz9973 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Artist
Lol XD
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superherogodess18 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahayahahhqhqhqhqhahahahahah ( i choked on my tea while laughing) its hilarious!! And so true i bet u that would happen to me one day... hahahaha hahahahahahahaha hahahahahah exept i can tell dialects apart. One day soon i have a feeling il try to say something in one language and think it fine when i spoke the wrong language hahahahahhahahahahahahaha
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Mezzochan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Haha, I'm glad I could make you laugh. xD
Something like that actually happened to one of my classmates, he once filled in a French test completely in English. Things like these happen all of the time... Ö_Ö
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RachelWearsSocks Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Haha! Sadly, that's true for Americans too. In my German class, I accidentally mixed German and American sign language. In my defense, I was tired! Anyway, I was in a home-stay in Italy, and the mom and grandmother came up to me, started stroking my hair, and spoke rapid Italian to each other. I don't know any Italian, but thanks to having Spanish shoved down my throat, I understood "bella cabello"
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Mezzochan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Haha. A boy in my class once answered a French test completely in English. xD So I guess no-one's really save from doing this...
It's actually rather hard not to mix up all those Romanic languages, but then again, I find it quite practical that you can more or less understand all of them once you've learned one or two (e.g. I learned French and Spanish at school and can therefore vaguely understand most Italian or Portuguese texts).
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bankotsulover2001 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
lol cute
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meesezandnibs Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Artist
that is so funny
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MissAleatory Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
I live mostly overseas in expat communities, and when I tell people my name they start speaking to me in Italian. I'm like "I DON'T SPEAK ITALIAN, DAMNIT!" which, to a Hetalia fan, doesn't help my case. ^^'
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SpaceMonkey23 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
I thought it was spanish XDDDDDDD HAHAHA!!!
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Nuit-san Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
No, decisamente gli inglesi non sono portati per le lingue straniere. xD
Okey, no, stop speaking Italian. ._. *punch herself*
This comic is just... just... hilarious. e_e
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Mezzochan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist
haha, I see what you did there... xDD

molte grazie <3
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Nuit-san Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
You're welcome. Di niente. Hasta la pasta. (WTF?!)
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mrmen00 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Is that britan ?
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Mezzochan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Yes, he is. Anything else wouldn't make any sense. xD
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mrmen00 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
XD just the fact he see crikey XD it reminded me of his son Australia xD
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Framing1396 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would say how offended I am by that comment about the English-speakers, but technically I was raised bilingual. FFFFFFFFFFFf.
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Orion-Pax-117 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
lol
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applesaucex3 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The woooooorrrrd ''Crickey'' is more of Australia's thing. :P
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Mezzochan Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist
I know an English person who uses it all the time, that's why I thought it would be a good choice. But nevermind... xD
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applesaucex3 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol... XD It reminded me of The Croc Hunter(RIP) :p
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EnvyLuvrFMA Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Writer
When I went as an exchange student in China once, I tried talking to one of the few people who spoke English. Sadly, he wasn't very fluent. I tried asking him where the cafeteria was, and he thought I asked if I could eat the cafeteria or something.
Oh, and I'm in America currently. But I was born a Brit. :3
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Mezzochan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Isn't that typical? xD China - always thinking about food...
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greendaymcrlover Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Artist
lol
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cappuholic Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
lol oh Gott XD
fast das selbe ist mir auch mal passiert - zu Silvester wollte ich einen betrunkenen Ami loswerden und hatte ihm einfach ein paar deutsche Sätze an den Kopf geworfen, als der mich nur komisch anschaut und dann sagt 'sorry, ich vertehe kein italienisch' ...am Ende klingt bestimmt alles für sie gleich ;A;
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Mezzochan Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist
Haha, die Vorurteile bestätigen sich doch immer wieder... <D
Tatsächlich hat meine Gastfamilie, die ja sogar mehrere Jahre in Italien gelebt hat, aber immer wieder damit angefangen, dass Deutschland und Italien sich ja "soo ähnlich" seien (wenn ich von irgendwelchen Deutschen Bräuchen, Essen, etc. erzählt habe), aber wahrscheinlich ist für die Engländer einfach alles Kontinentaleuropäische sehr ähnlich. xD
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cappuholic Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Solange wie sie denken, dass sich die deutsche und italienische Küche ähneln ist es ja okay...
wenn sie es allerdings mit der englischen vergleichen sollte man sich Sorgen machen! XD
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Mezzochan Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist
Nee, das ist glücklicherweise nicht passiert. xD
Und tatsächlich ist es, wenn man sich mal Umfragen anschaut, ja so, dass die beliebtesten Gerichte der deutschen alle aus Italien kommen (Spaghetti Bolognese und so... :D).
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earthdragonthoth Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
lol xD
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smilyimp Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Awwwww, hahahahaha, cute :giggle:
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Elaine-Eden Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Oh, da kenn ich den Spruch "Hilfe, meine Sprachen eliminieren sich gegenseitig!" :D Besonders bei den sich so ähnlichen romanischen Sprachen wirft man gern mal was durcheinander :'D
Aber man muss schon ein sehr schlechtes Gehör haben, um Italienisch mit Deutsch zu verwechseln xDD Haha
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Mezzochan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist
Manchmal klappt auch der gute alte Trick "ich ändere einfach die Endung und schon habe ich aus einem französischen Wort ein spanisches gemacht" (hat mir in der Schule sehr oft weitergeholfen... xD). Bei romanischen Sprachen untereinander wohlgemerkt. Deutsch und Italienisch zu verwechseln, das ist schon heftig... xDDD (umso mehr habe ich mich jedes Mal amüsiert)
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Alyssa-Lioness Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
It is sad be incredibly true that English speakers (especially Americans) have a hard time knowing more than two languages (one of which being our own). At least for me and the rest of my classmates. Trust me, I'm American, and can barely speak English. XD
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otaku876 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student General Artist
This is hilarious xD You totally should make more of these, lol x3
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