Tried this one on hard mode three times... the results are embarrassing tbh.
Embarrassingly I got Syrian Arabic wrong, I clicked on Turkish. I just heard a couple of words I knew from Turkish (in which it turns out they must be Arabic loanwords) and didn't pick up any emphatic or pharyngeal consonants or such, so I thought it couldn't be Arabic. IIRC the other options were Hebrew, Persian and Hindi and I was sure it wasn't any of them, so... eh. I picked Turkish, even though I didn't hear any obvious Turkish suffixes or front rounded vowels. More proof that I'm an idiot.
Second one I got wrong was Malay, I clicked on Thai. I had no idea Malay can sound so... bouncy? Choppy?
Last one I got wrong was Czech, I thought it was Albanian lmao. I've never heard Czech but always thought it'd sound stereotypically Slavic since it's a Slavic language, but to my ears it sounded more like Albanian for some reason. I mean, it's not like I've heard Albanian often but there was some kind of similarity that made me think it was most likely to be Albanian.
Welp, apparently Swahili sounds like Romanian to me! I honestly thought I heard a whole bunch of Romance words, but I guess they were false friends. Should've considered that possibility, but whatever. Like, I've heard Swahili a couple of times before but those times there were very obvious Arabic loanwords and there weren't any in that clip as far as I could hear.
I mistook Hebrew for German. I thought it was Hebrew at first because it sounded kinda like Arabic with a German accent, but then I heard what sounded like "persona" and clicked on German... as if Hebrew coudn't have that word.
Last one I got wrong was Serbo-Croatian. I legit thought it was Portuguese, like I was 90% certain of it...
...and the first one I got wrong in this round was fucking Portuguese, which I thought was Serbo-Croatian. I guess this proves that the meme that Portuguese sounds Slavic is actually based on actual events. Well, I've rarely heard Portuguese and never heard any Slavic languages more than once or twice except Russian, Polish and Ukrainian, so maybe with time I can learn to differentiate them...
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