‘Do you like some peanuts?’: Viral TikToker attempts to teach students ‘how to speak like an American’

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  • Viral TikToker Mryang_English’s is back with more “How to speak/sound like an American” videos, much to the delight of fans.
  • In a video posted on Wednesday, the TikToker, who has 40 million likes and 2.9 million followers, teaches his student how to say, “I like a coke and a hamburger.”
  • In another video posted the following day, he teaches another student how to ask, “Do you like some peanuts?”

TikToker Mryang_English’s is back with more “Speaking Tips” videos, and everyone in the comments sections is in stitches.

In a new “How to speak/sound like an American” video that has garnered over 12.3 million views since being uploaded on Wednesday, Mryang_English instructs his student on how to say, “I like a coke and a hamburger.”

@mryang_english How to speak like an American(14)#mryangsenglish ♬ original sound – The_Real_MrYang

Like in his previous videos, the viral TikToker starts by showing his student how to pronounce the words in the sentence before giving her some easy but effective tips to help her remember. Instead of saying “lika,” Mr. Yang tells his student she should say, “like a.” The same rule also applies to “and a.” He also tells her the “e” in Coke is silent.

“She went from Japanese to German!” one TikTok user commented. 

Another TikTok user commented with a meme, saying, “Girl: Japan, Guy: Mandarin, Learn: English, Hotel: Trivago.”

While the ending of Mr. Yang’s Wednesday video already had viewers laughing, it’s nothing in terms of hilariousness when compared to his Thursday video, in which another student attempts to ask, “Do you like some peanuts?”

@mryang_english How to speak like an American(15)#mryangsenglish ♬ 原创音乐 – The_Real_MrYang

The TikToker, who has over 40 million likes and 2.9 million followers on the social media platform, repeats some of his previous tips about silent vowels before offering a tip about keeping her mouth closed while pronouncing the word “some.”

It’s his student’s pronunciation of the word “peanuts,” however, that seemingly leads Mr. Yang to lose his mind when she mispronounces the word “peanuts” as “penis” again after his lesson.

If you say it like that Americans will give you other things to eat besides peanuts,” he quips.

The Thursday video has been viewed more than 5.2 million times as of writing.

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