How do you feel when talking/communicating with foreigners?

Philippines
July 19, 2011 12:19pm CST
How do you feel when talking/communicating with foreigners?
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17 responses
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
25 Oct 11
hi, actually the feeling i will feel when a foreigner will talk to me is mixed emotion of excitement and nervous,excitement because wow its a foreigner a challenge to me to speak and communicate to them,and nervous because what if they will never understand my sentence.
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
I think it's a learning experience. We learn to overcome shyness or fear of getting embarrassed for any mistake. It also gives us the chance to learn about other people's way.
@inertia4 (27605)
• United States
23 Jul 11
I sometimes have a hard time. Like if they cannot speak the english language at all, it is very difficult to communicate. But if they can speak some english, then I can work around that and communicate.
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
20 Jul 11
Hi sweetie. I don't really see people as foreigners. As long as we understand each other, i don't mind at all.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
20 Jul 11
Hi damned_dle, there is a famous tourist spot in my country where foreign visitors from other different countries are available there. It's a huge resort located in a hilly region therefore the weather there is pretty fresh and comfortable cold all the time. I could meet foreigners from different temperate countries to escape from the severe summer scorchers and having vacation there I had met two persons from Australia while I was eating fruit at the durain feast held there few months back. Only one of them spoke english so we shared our feeling and views happily while we enjoyed eating the tasty fruit. His companion dislike the pungent smell as well as the savor of durian so he just watched us eating and chatting harmoniously. He would speak in their language and smile or laughing delightedly after his friend translated what we were talking about I like to meet and chat with foreigners as I could learn info and knowledge from them with different background and culture. Of course it's easier if both parties talk and understand common languages like english, chinese and malay. Happy posting
@beingwell (3627)
• Thailand
20 Jul 11
I don't feel any different when I'm talking to foreigners. I have a lot of Thai friends and others with different citizenship. I actually enjoy talking to them since I get to brush up on my communication skills. You?
@amitgune (877)
• India
20 Jul 11
I am extremely comfortable speaking to anyone, whether from my own country or otherwise. The only issue I face is the lack of topics.
@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
20 Jul 11
Everyday i talk to an English man on the phone. He's the closest friend i have now as of this very moment. I communicate with Americans as well and from last week, our new neighbor who are from South Africa introduced themselves to us. My students are all Koreans and i converse with them everyday as well. So there's not a single day that i don't communicate with any foreigners at all but they all try to speak English. From the time I was very young, like 7 maybe, i'm really fascinated by the English language that i would use it to communicate with my mom. Whenever i see a foreign people around me i feel excited and want to communicate with them. I used to be very shy in approaching them, but now i don't anymore. If they need help, i'm usually there to lend them a hand.
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
20 Jul 11
by talking/communicating with foreigners, i now know that Roman Catholics are not only the Primary Religion exists.... it is only a default religion found in Philippines and in the Vatican, Rome.... you may learn more and more information's coming from all corners of the world and it gets more exciting when someone agrees and someone contradicts, the more the answer near to reveal the more the hotter the topics, issues, hehehe and in the end, you learn, i learn, we learn something.....
• United States
19 Jul 11
While communicating with foreigners, I personally do not find it a difference as if I were speaking to non-foreigners. If I can't understand them and or they can't understand me then we find ways on how to communicate with one another. I have had non-English speaking neighbors and with time even small phrases allowed the both of us to understand each other.
@silentwill (1686)
• Philippines
19 Jul 11
Because of the nature of my job, I have no problems talking to them. I do it every day
• Philippines
19 Jul 11
I feel good whenever I talk to foreigners though there are times that I think clashing of our cultures would be a hindrance. But you get to learn a lot from them and what they are like and speaking to them is also a way of learning their country.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
19 Jul 11
I think it is interesting. You can always learn things from people who are different than you, and I am generally very interested in different cultures, languages and so on. So I don't mind it at all!
@dodo19 (32560)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
19 Jul 11
I do enjoying talking to people from different countries. I certainly have an easier time understanding them, when we can communicate in the same language. It certainly does help. But it's something that I still like doing.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
19 Jul 11
Hmmmmm good question I like it. I feel much better when I talk with my foreign friends or any foreigners. I like their nature because they are innocent. Not corrupt or fraud. Generally we can seen foreigners in Mumbai or Chennai side.
@wiguen (551)
• United States
19 Jul 11
communicating with foreigners is the best way to know different culture, ta;king to foreigners directly or via forum, or even party, you can know about music, food, literature and so on i fell very comfortable with foreigners and always have question for them i always want to know how things are where they come from.
• United States
19 Jul 11
I like it. I like how fascinating it can be to talk to someone that isn't from the same place I am. Exchanging money and miscellaneous things from countries is nice. I like learning about other people.