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Guys.....is this so-called 'language barrier' prevents him/her to make friends/have relationships with people whose 1st language is English? Can this cause any problem at all? :confused:
Any experiences about this??? Please post it. Ta
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whats with all the threads?
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OOOOOOOOOps spelling error : second*
How do you edit a thread by the way? :confused:
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lol........i dont know exactly lol... im just a tad bored really!!! thats all...lol hope u understand.
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my second language is english.


and cos i live in a rural area i had to attend local comprehensive.

i really had no choice but to get on with everyone even if i couldnt say a word .

then again, i was a massive sports junkie so didnt take long to learn the language.
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um, well...
english is my third language effectively. i talk to almost everyone in my class...
get on well...
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14 threads and 38 posts :confused:
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If his/hers english is up to scratch, which a lot of foreign students are, there shouldn't be a problem in the first place. It's more likely the culture shock. Most decent, open minded people will want to make an effort with him/her anyway, on a friendship level.

I often go to France or Germany, and although the language barrier isn't as much a problem anymore, of course it's harder to communicate. But it also means that you really have to start from the beginning, so you end up knowing everthing about each other - plus you end up spending a lot of time together when doing this. Basically, there's not a lot to worry about. If you're enquiring about unis etc, there are lots of foreign circles, and i'd have thought there'd be someone who speaks the some language somewhere.
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and what's wrong with that? :confused: :p:
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then again, i was a massive sports junkie so didnt take long to learn the language.
What language? like "Score", "Get round the back", "Penetrate defence"... I can see how sport teaches you very important vocabulary.
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Guys.....is this so-called 'language barrier' prevents him/her to make friends/have relationships with people whose 1st language is English? Can this cause any problem at all? :confused:
Any experiences about this??? Please post it. Ta
I'd say it's hard to seduce girls in a different language. They immediately think you're a pervert out to get them because you have absolutely no tact speaking a foreign language (not that I have any tact speaking my mother tongue)
It's not so much the language barrier than the cultural barrier than can be a huge problem. How you "deal" with the opposite sex changes completely with the country.
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lol........i dont know exactly lol... im just a tad bored really!!! thats all...lol hope u understand.
there's a name for that.... SPAM!!!!
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yes it can be a "problem" ... in september i went to a new school - a british one so obviously with everything in english...before i had attended only czech schools so it was unusual for me to eg express my feelings in english (before i had no experience with using english apart from english classes), i didn't understand british accent etc. so first few weeks i basically talked only to czech people - but in less than a month it changed and now most of my friends can't even speak czech...
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yes it can be a "problem" ... in september i went to a new school - a british one so obviously with everything in english...before i had attended only czech schools so it was unusual for me to eg express my feelings in english (before i had no experience with using english apart from english classes), i didn't understand british accent etc. so first few weeks i basically talked only to czech people - but in less than a month it changed and now most of my friends can't even speak czech...
jestec piecna...
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jestec piecna...

eh?
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eh?
I meant jestes piekna... I think.
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I meant jestes piekna... I think.
oh i got it now - you mean "jses pekna", right? diky
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oh i got it now - you mean "jses pekna", right? diky
diky? that sounds insulting...
dobra...
Djenkuje?
I guess that's what I meant. I only know a few words in Polish. I was hoping that it would be more obvious for you to understand.

What about djen
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What language? like "Score", "Get round the back", "Penetrate defence"... I can see how sport teaches you very important vocabulary.

its awkward to just come to these foreigners(english) and speak in a language that i ve never spoken before.

sports, especially Football is a language everyone can speak !!!!!!!!!
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My Dads first lanuage isn't English. Although now he has been living here about 20ish years he has picked it up well. I don't have many problems talking to him, unless there is a confusion over which word to use (Very rarely now) or I have to explain what a word means, that can happen quite often but it is usually when I use psychology/media terms.
I don't think that it was ever a problem for my Mum.
It can be an advantage as it means that if you learn part of their mother tongue (providing it isn't well known) then you can say you want to leave etc without causing offence to others.
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