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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."
19th Feb '15 9:55:42 AM Rotpar
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* {{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.

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* {{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.
1st Sep '14 10:01:19 AM Aethersniper
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Series/PeepShow'', where Super Hans falls in love with an ambiguously foreign girl.
31st Aug '14 2:49:43 PM Prfnoff
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-->'''Moe''' ''(Going to her)'': You're a darn cute-lookin' kid. How'd ''you'' ever get mixed up with these bums?

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-->'''Moe''' ''(Going to her)'': You're a darn cute-lookin' kid. How'd ''you'' ever get mixed up with these bums?bums?\\
31st Aug '14 2:48:55 PM Prfnoff
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* Moe and Frieda in ''Margin for Error'':
-->'''Moe''' ''(With a sincerity that transcends all the barriers of race and language)'': You're beautiful!\\

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* In ''Theatre/MarginForError'', Moe and Frieda in ''Margin for Error'':
manages to make a date with Frieda, despite German being her only language:
-->'''Moe''' ''(Going to her)'': You're a darn cute-lookin' kid. How'd ''you'' ever get mixed up with these bums?
'''Frieda''' ''(Uppish)'': Ich verstehe Sie nicht.\\
'''Moe'''
''(With a sincerity that transcends all the barriers of race and language)'': You're beautiful!\\
19th May '14 3:11:25 AM Prfnoff
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* Moe and Frieda in ''Margin for Error'':
-->'''Moe''' ''(With a sincerity that transcends all the barriers of race and language)'': You're beautiful!\\
'''Frieda''' ''(Smiling cutely)'': Meinen Sie?\\
'''Moe''': Aw, you dames understand ''that'' in any language!
21st Mar '14 4:20:35 AM Willbyr
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