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Hey everyone, thanks for publishing this, & for the support! His family is really nice & we're getting along well. When my boyfriend originally told me, I was embarrassed, but now I think it'll be a funny story to tell when I get home. He taught me how to say it correctly, so it should be smooth sailing from here!
By avenue24 / Wednesday 6 July 2016 21:08 / Estonia - Tallinn
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By  Mauskau  |  34

He probably should've tried to correct you sooner. At least you were trying to speak their language though, it makes a massive difference when you try :)

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By  Mauskau  |  34

He probably should've tried to correct you sooner. At least you were trying to speak their language though, it makes a massive difference when you try :)

By  28actress  |  20

I bet everyone thought that was adorable! My dad is originally from Pakistan and my mom and sister and I always laugh with him (not at him) when he makes language blunders

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  Zapple  |  1

"Thank you" is "Aitäh" and "help (me)" is "aita (mind)". For native speakers the distinction is very clear, but I can see how a beginner might sound similar in those cases.

By  avenue24  |  20

Hey everyone, thanks for publishing this, & for the support! His family is really nice & we're getting along well. When my boyfriend originally told me, I was embarrassed, but now I think it'll be a funny story to tell when I get home. He taught me how to say it correctly, so it should be smooth sailing from here!

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I'm glad that you're having a good time! I understand your struggle, though. I am also in Estonia for the first time, visiting my own family! I don't know how to speak Estonian, either. Last week, I sat in a cigar lounge listening to an Estonian conversation between my grandmother, my great uncle and his three friends! It was the longest few hours ever! Hahaha. I hope that you have fun for the rest of your visit! Hopefully I do, too! ;) There are so many beautiful things to see!

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