Being bilingual has its fair share of benefits, but truly mastering a second language isn’t always as easy as it seems.
And Buzzfeed’s Pero Like YouTube channel put some Latinos’ Spanish skills to the test recently. In a video, posted Saturday, participants were given five Spanish words that are particularly difficult to pronounce: Trastorno, idiosincrasia, otorrinolaringólogo, parangaricutirimícuaro, and hipopotomonstrosesquipedaliofobia.
Yup, those are doozies, even for native speakers. Despite the difficulty some managed to make their parents proud.
“My dad always use to tell me, this is how you know if you can speak Spanish. If you can say parangaricutirimícuaro,” said one participant in the video.
But others hilariously failed in their attempts to pronounce the words.
“You know what, that’s a skip. I can’t do that,” said another participant.
Check out the full video above and see if you can do better.