Young, good-looking Germans attempting to pronounce the word “squirrel”

"The squirrel": Woodcut illustration of a squirrel on a tree branch.

If you’re not a native German speaker, you’ll probably have difficulty pronouncing the word eichhörnchen (click on the word to hear different German speakers pronounce it).


Click on the photo to get to the pronunciation guide for eichörnchen.

You may be surprised to find out that Germans have just as much trouble pronouncing the English equivalent, squirrel. Here’s a video of some young, pretty good-looking Germans who look as they’ve been challenged by a visiting American exchange student to pronounce the word:

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