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How to Blend in With Native Speakers, Even If You Don’t Sound Like One Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Archived Posts

Many-a-language learner dreams of being mistaken for a local. For most, that means working tirelessly to sound like a native speaker. Depending on your background with languages and the language you’re currently trying to master, that can be quite the undertaking—it may take years of hard work to perfect your accent, and even then, some locals are bound to see through it.

But cheer up, wannabe native speakers! When it comes to blending in with a new country and culture, it’s not just about your accent. There are plenty of ways to act like a native speaker, even if you don’t quite sound like one yet. Check out the SlideShare below for 7 ways to make it happen, and don’t forget to share your own tips and tricks in the comments!

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About the Author: meaghan

Meaghan is the Marketing Communications Manager at Transparent Language. She speaks enough French and Spanish to survive, and remembers enough Hausa to say "Hello my name is Meaghan, I'm studying Hausa." (But sadly that's it).

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