I do phonetics exercises almost every day and I try very hard to speak properly, but my pronunciation is not perfect yet. But.
There's one thing I hate and find 100% idiot. When I meet new people and they discover I'm Italian, they start chanting two or three sentences in Italian by marking too much double consonants and intonation and by gesturing in an exaggerated way as if we were in a scene of The Godfather.
It's a behavior that I find not only rude but also stupid, because these people think they are funny and witty. Usually this is the first and last time I talk to people like that. I have no time for the idiocy of others, I just have my own.
How I'm learning German
Tags: Learning a language, German, Italian, Languages, Pronunciation, Phonetics, The Godfather, Cultural stereotypes, Marlon Brando