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15th Oct '17 2:10:11 AM Takata
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** A straighter example occurs with Team Rocket's Meowth, one of the few Pokemon who speaks the human language perfectly.
21st Sep '17 4:04:23 PM RicPot
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* In Series/JaneTheVirgin Alba speaks Spanish to Jane and Xiomara. They respond in English.

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* In Series/JaneTheVirgin ''Series/JaneTheVirgin'', Alba speaks Spanish to Jane and Xiomara. They respond in English.
13th Sep '17 8:05:07 AM BKelly95
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* A series of commercials for Sprint featured a strangely diverse family. (The mother seems to be less than a decade older than her oldest son, her father is black while she's white, and her husband is a ''hamster''.) The daughter speaks only French while the rest of the family speaks English, but they understand each other even without translating.
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9th Sep '17 9:07:57 PM thatother1dude
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* ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'': During your trips to Hengsha in China, you'll frequently overhear conversations where one party is speaking English and the other subtitled Mandarin. The subtitles could also be interpreted as [[PlayerCharacter Jensen]] being able to understand Mandarin, possibly a result of his cybernetic enhancements[[note]]Given the level of GameplayAndStoryIntegration when it comes to Jensen's augmentations, it's entirely possible that he is actually ''seeing the subtitles''[[/note]], but not speak it.

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* ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'': During your trips to Hengsha in China, you'll frequently overhear conversations where one party is speaking English and the other subtitled Mandarin. The subtitles could also be interpreted as [[PlayerCharacter Jensen]] being able to understand Mandarin, possibly a result of his cybernetic enhancements[[note]]Given the level of GameplayAndStoryIntegration when it comes to Jensen's augmentations, extensive DiegeticInterface, it's entirely possible that he is actually ''seeing the subtitles''[[/note]], but not speak it.
29th Aug '17 9:33:44 AM DracoKanji
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** When this is done often enough, usually when an effective translation isn't available, words from one language will be adopted into the other on a more permanent basis. These are called loanwords, but can be so common that native speakers won't realize the words they are using are technically another language. Like ''patio'' and ''plaza'', both originally Spanish.
17th Aug '17 1:34:05 PM infernape612
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* A conversation late in '''Videogame/{{Yakuza}} 3'' plays out like this using English and Japanese.

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* A conversation late in '''Videogame/{{Yakuza}} ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza}} 3'' plays out like this using English and Japanese.



* In ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale'', there is a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xZ1d0gOoBo rivalry cutscene]] between Heihachi Mishima from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' and Toro Inoue from ''Doko Demo Issyo''. While Heihachi speaks Japanese, Toro [[AnimalTalk speaks by meowing]] and they can understand one another. It makes sense for Toro to understand Japanese, but the other way around? Not so much.

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* In ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale'', ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale'', there is a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xZ1d0gOoBo rivalry cutscene]] between Heihachi Mishima from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' and Toro Inoue from ''Doko Demo Issyo''. While Heihachi speaks Japanese, Toro [[AnimalTalk speaks by meowing]] and they can understand one another. It makes sense for Toro to understand Japanese, but the other way around? Not so much.
11th Jul '17 2:31:53 PM KeithM
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** The geosciences are one group of studies well known for doing the reverse: geologists and geographers will use words from other languages as the official term for one specific type of landform or process if English doesn't have a word for it, which often then gets adopted into other languages once it starts being used in scientific papers. A geologist might be talking about a klippe (German) located near a butte (French) and mesa (Spanish) that has ancient tsunami (Japanese) deposits. Someone working in regions with snow and ice can be using terms like pingo (Invuialuktun), polyna (Russian), jökulhlaup (Icelandic), and nunatak (Inuktitut) to describe the various features.
25th Jun '17 7:33:15 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* In ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Jerry's land lord Harold speaks English to his friend Manny, who only responds in Spanish.

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* In ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Jerry's land lord landlord Harold speaks English to his friend Manny, who only responds in Spanish.
25th Jun '17 7:32:29 PM 64SuperNintendo
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3rd Jun '17 1:00:49 PM wuggles
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In Series/JaneTheVirgin Alba speaks Spanish to Jane and Xiomara. They respond in English.

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* In Series/JaneTheVirgin Alba speaks Spanish to Jane and Xiomara. They respond in English.
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