In this video people pronounce words in French, English, Italian, Spanish and German to illustrate the contrast between the languages. A word like butterfly sounds whimsical and lovely in almost any language. Whether it’s “papillion” in French or “farfalla” in Italian, the word has nice, soft sounds that make you imagine a delicate little butterfly fluttering its wings over a field of flowers. Except in German. In German it’s “schmetterling” which sounds more like a mean little troll that’s going to kick you in the shin and spit in your eye.
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