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9th Sep '17 9:49:23 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Swedish Emil and Finnish Lalli's OddFriendship runs on a platonic version of this. It gets deconstructed to a degree, as they start learning each other's languages after their first on-panel "fight". However, another one happens a few weeks later due to the fact that the better verbal communication is making the reasons they should in theory not be able to get along surface. Lalli is a mage who HadToBeSharp and Emil is a FlatEarthAtheist who's had a comparatively sheltered life. The thing they do share is [[NoSocialSkills a lack of social skills]].
22nd Jul '17 8:24:30 PM PaulA
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* ''[[Film/RoadTo Road To Rio]]'' suggests this trope in the song "You Don't Have To Know The Language".

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* ''[[Film/RoadTo Road To Rio]]'' ''Film/RoadToRio'' suggests this trope in the song "You Don't Have To Know The Language".
23rd Jun '17 3:37:59 PM Andrzej
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* In the ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' fanfiction ''Haloes'', Urd has a nasty bout with aphasia that, TruthInTelevision, prevents her to express verbally and in written words. Despite being restricted to complex charades and [[StarfishLanguage wordless music]] to convey her emotions, she manages [[spoiler: to score with Keichi and heal, translating her StarfishLanguage in human words again]].

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* In the ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' fanfiction ''Haloes'', ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5258470/30/Ah-My-Goddess-Haloes Haloes]]'', Urd has a nasty bout with aphasia that, TruthInTelevision, prevents her to express verbally and in written words. Despite being restricted to complex charades and [[StarfishLanguage wordless music]] to convey her emotions, she manages [[spoiler: to score with Keichi and heal, translating her StarfishLanguage in human words again]].
11th Mar '17 10:02:20 AM nombretomado
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* Played with in the JohnTravolta film ''Film/{{Phenomenon}}'', in which his character George persuades his best friend to hire a Portuguese woman (a very pretty young widow) as a housekeeper. George records some Portuguese phrases for his friend to learn, claiming that they're phrases like "When can you start?" - in reality, they're romantic comments about her beauty. The woman does, in fact, speak English perfectly well, and George knows it but his friend doesn't find out until they actually meet; George is just trying to hook them up. [[spoiler:It works.]]

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* Played with in the JohnTravolta Creator/JohnTravolta film ''Film/{{Phenomenon}}'', in which his character George persuades his best friend to hire a Portuguese woman (a very pretty young widow) as a housekeeper. George records some Portuguese phrases for his friend to learn, claiming that they're phrases like "When can you start?" - in reality, they're romantic comments about her beauty. The woman does, in fact, speak English perfectly well, and George knows it but his friend doesn't find out until they actually meet; George is just trying to hook them up. [[spoiler:It works.]]
26th Jan '17 10:26:05 AM Wyldchyld
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* In the ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' fanfiction ''Haloes'', resident FetishFuelStationAttendant Urd has a nasty bout with aphasia that, TruthInTelevision, prevents her to express verbally and in written words. Despite being restricted to complex charades and [[StarfishLanguage wordless music]] to convey her emotions, she manages [[spoiler: to score with Keichi and heal, translating her StarfishLanguage in human words again]].

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* In the ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' fanfiction ''Haloes'', resident FetishFuelStationAttendant Urd has a nasty bout with aphasia that, TruthInTelevision, prevents her to express verbally and in written words. Despite being restricted to complex charades and [[StarfishLanguage wordless music]] to convey her emotions, she manages [[spoiler: to score with Keichi and heal, translating her StarfishLanguage in human words again]].
30th Dec '16 10:05:35 AM jerodast
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* ''Series/{{Louie}}'' has the "Elevator" arc where he has a relationship with his neighbor's Hungarian niece.
18th Sep '16 11:29:14 AM Malady
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* The film ''LoveActually'', with the English writer Jamie and his Portuguese maid Aurélia. Neither of them know the other one's language and both of them try to learn it, on Jamie's part with [[HilarityEnsues hilarious results]]). They do manage to fall in love enough to make Jamie propose before they're able to fully communicate with each other.
* In the movie ''How to Murder Your Wife'', Jack Lemmon's character wakes up one day with a hangover and a beautiful wife, who speaks only Italian. He does eventually fall in love with his wife.

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* The film ''LoveActually'', ''Film/LoveActually'', with the English writer Jamie and his Portuguese maid Aurélia. Neither of them know the other one's language and both of them try to learn it, on Jamie's part with [[HilarityEnsues hilarious results]]). They do manage to fall in love enough to make Jamie propose before they're able to fully communicate with each other.
* In the movie ''How to Murder Your Wife'', ''Film/HowToMurderYourWife'', Jack Lemmon's character wakes up one day with a hangover and a beautiful wife, who speaks only Italian. He does eventually fall in love with his wife.



* In the Sean Astin movie ''Boy Meets Girl'', he falls for Angelina, who only speaks Italian, and he only speaks English. But thanks to a literal God of Love played by Joe Mantegna, they don't even notice that they don't speak the same language till the initial magic wears off.

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* In the Sean Astin movie ''Boy Meets Girl'', ''Film/BoyMeetsGirl'', he falls for Angelina, who only speaks Italian, and he only speaks English. But thanks to a literal God of Love played by Joe Mantegna, they don't even notice that they don't speak the same language till the initial magic wears off.



* Averted humorously in ''Wayne's World'', when Wayne Campbell "learns" Cantonese in order to speak to his love interest. After purporting to have learned Cantonese, there are scenes where Wayne stares awkwardly at the camera without speaking, while long English paragraphs of complex, translated dialogue appear in the subtitles.

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* Averted humorously in ''Wayne's World'', ''Film/WaynesWorld'', when Wayne Campbell "learns" Cantonese in order to speak to his love interest. After purporting to have learned Cantonese, there are scenes where Wayne stares awkwardly at the camera without speaking, while long English paragraphs of complex, translated dialogue appear in the subtitles.



* ''{{Literature/Papillon}}'' took on not one but two wives in the South American tribe he was sheltered in. By the time he married the second, he could rudimentarily communicate with the first wife. But when he married Lali they were still communicating in gestures and nods.
* This happens in ''The Garden of God'', the second novel in the original ''[[TheBlueLagoon Blue Lagoon]]'' stories by H.D. Stacpoole. Dick, the son of the original couple, raised by his grandpa and a sailor, speaks English. Katafa, raised by Kanaka natives, names him Taori and teaches him her language. He never speaks English again until he gets sick and becomes delirious at the end of the third book.

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* ''{{Literature/Papillon}}'' ''Literature/{{Papillon}}'' took on not one but two wives in the South American tribe he was sheltered in. By the time he married the second, he could rudimentarily communicate with the first wife. But when he married Lali they were still communicating in gestures and nods.
* This happens in ''The Garden of God'', ''Literature/TheGardenOfGod'', the second novel in the original ''[[TheBlueLagoon Blue Lagoon]]'' stories by H.D. Stacpoole. Dick, the son of the original couple, raised by his grandpa and a sailor, speaks English. Katafa, raised by Kanaka natives, names him Taori and teaches him her language. He never speaks English again until he gets sick and becomes delirious at the end of the third book.
18th May '16 2:14:51 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* An episode of ''NightCourt'' had Bull trying to make time (in his own gently loopy way) with a comely, if skeptical, female Swede. She finally comes around, and as the episode ends, starts hitting on him in Swedish. Bull's cheerful comment: "Aw, shuddup."

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* An episode of ''NightCourt'' ''Series/NightCourt'' had Bull trying to make time (in his own gently loopy way) with a comely, if skeptical, female Swede. She finally comes around, and as the episode ends, starts hitting on him in Swedish. Bull's cheerful comment: "Aw, shuddup."
25th Dec '15 6:06:17 PM nombretomado
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* In a SilverAge ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story, humanoid alien astronauts from two worlds crashed on a planet. His name was Kryp, hers Ton. Neither spoke the other's language. Once they got past figuring out how to identify themselves, [[AdamAndEvePlot the rest]] sort of fell into place, since they were stranded.

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* In a SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story, humanoid alien astronauts from two worlds crashed on a planet. His name was Kryp, hers Ton. Neither spoke the other's language. Once they got past figuring out how to identify themselves, [[AdamAndEvePlot the rest]] sort of fell into place, since they were stranded.
30th Apr '15 12:04:12 PM nombretomado
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* A subplot in ''GravitysRainbow'' features a relationship between a Russian soldier (the father of Tchitcherine) and a black African woman. Using scraps of their respective languages, the two of them develop "the beginnings of a new tongue, a pidgin which they were perhaps the only two speakers of in the world."

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* A subplot in ''GravitysRainbow'' ''Literature/GravitysRainbow'' features a relationship between a Russian soldier (the father of Tchitcherine) and a black African woman. Using scraps of their respective languages, the two of them develop "the beginnings of a new tongue, a pidgin which they were perhaps the only two speakers of in the world."
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