People are stupid. You need a hug?
People make assumptions, and they've prolly assumed you don't know English that well. My first question would be "That's a totally SWEET accent. Where ya from?". Then,(of course), I'd have to ask if you speak any other languages, which would then lead to me attempting to learn some of that/those language(s). (That's me, lol!)
what kind of accent do you have? if you sound like you slur your words they may think you're impaired. if you sound like you don't have a good command of the English language they may be speaking slowly so you understand them- also some people think someone who can't speak their language is dumb, no matter what other languages they are fluent in.<br />
are one of these the problem?
can you give me an example of words and how you say them?
do you say expressions wrong?
Your response is merely stating your ignorance. How do you know what others think actually most people i have encountered dos not think that way. I suppose i know educated people who know better than to respond with such a derogatory comment. Ha i see people when they drink they slur their words, they must be the idiots lol
Do you have an idiotic accent? Or do you talk to idiots.<br />
Think about that.<br />
English is not my native language - does that make me an idiot? How many native English speakers speak my language without an idiotic accent?<br />
Don't scare away
I read that there was a psychological reason for communication. I got that all the time when I was in the US because I have a strong Australian accent.
Dude, I'd LOVE to hear your accent!!
Haha it's great to listen to until you have to try and understand it!
I don't have an accent and people still talk to me like I'm an idiot all the time. I wouldn't take it personally that people have stereotypes.
They are ignorant they do not understand that it takes time to master another language. And your accent will fade after many years. I would like to see them do it, when i first came here some girl said she can not speak properly, i had been in the country for 3 months from a non English speaking background. I was like that is nice??????
People are weird- because i look Chinese (I'm half Chinese0 people in England talk to me really slowly assuming i dont speak English well -confuses them when i respond in perfect collocuial English-lol
The other side of the coin is when i'm working in HK everyone says i speak Mando or Canto with an English accent- i cant win lol
Accents are hot - any kind. Don't let it bother you.
Good. You're Asian? Well, I'm sure your intelligent enough not to let idiots affect your confidence. That was a bit racial... I guess, but come on... I'm being "real"- honest. That's all.