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    Hi

    I am going on a work conference on wednesday thru thursday with my work.

    Where going to Stockholm, (capital city of Sweden )

    There are coworker from finland, norway and sweden !

    And we are speaking english the entire time!

    I am not worried that I won't understand, I am worried about my pronunciations.

    It is a bit scary and exciting at the same time.



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    How fun is that. I wouldn't worry as even here where English and French are the official languages, every area/region seems to have its own pronunciations and dialect, terminology.

    Enjoy your conference. It so reminds me of when I worked and travelled the country. It was work and a lot of planning, but I loved meeting Canadians who reflected the diversity of our many cultures, food (oh they food) and traditions.

    Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

    Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

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    I’m sure everyone has their “spin” on the language. Have a great time!

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    As long as you have a sense of humor and can laugh at yourself when/if you mispronounce a word (or use a wrong word completely), you'll have a great time. Just remember the other people at the conference will be mispronouncing words too, and it's OK.

    The English language, I'm told, is one of the hardest to learn, so I applaud you for being able to. I myself have never been able to learn another language, so I'm always impressed when someone learns English as their second language.

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    You will be just fine!
    It sounds like everybody may be in the same situation. Have some fun with it!
    Even though we speak it every day, we still mess it up sometimes!

    Have a good trip!
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    and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

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    Have a good trip and stay safe. As the above posters said, Everyone has to learn sometime and it will be a great time to practice with others who are doing the same thing. From your postings, I don't think you will have a problem. Keeping you in my thoughts.

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    Have a wonderful time. I totally get the nerves. I struggle with the towns and names in the Bible with Jonathan.
    Katrina


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    Sounds like a fun work trip! Have fun and don’t worry about mispronouncing, we all do it.
    Pam

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    What a wonderful "adventure " I am sure you will be fine. Anxious to hear how it goes.
    Good luck!

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    Your English on the forum is excellent. I'm sure your pronunciation is better than you think. English is a difficult language even for those of us who were raised speaking it. Go to your conference and enjoy yourself....you will do great!

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