Conversing with two different languages each other!
April 17, 2018 2:43am CST
Dear friends, It may be funny to hear our conversation, me and a lady in our area. There is a shop in our area and it has run by one family who belongs to the state of Tamil Nadu. The lady is not educated much and she can’t understand Hindi language (which is the common speaking language here in this place). I do not know her native language which is Tamil but I can understand her talks, can’t reply to her in the same language. So what I do, I reply to her in my native language which is Malayalam. She can understand my native language but can’t speak the same. What do you think, if you listen a conversation like this? How many languages you can understand other than your native language.
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Yes, my grand mother used to talk in Telugu with an old lady who used to be our neighbor and she used to reply in Malyalam as both never knew any common language! but despite of this they could follow each other and used to converse for hours together while we as kids used to enjoy their conversation! Yes when it comes to understanding, I can understand , Hindi, English, Bengali, Gujarathi, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu languaages! Thanks dear @Sreekala!
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@Sreekala I know a little bit of other languages.I speak Hebrew to Israelis and they want to speak in English to practice it. I continue in Hebrew and explain that they want us to speak Hebrew but they are speaking in English so how do we learn Hebrew. They understand what I am in saying and go back to Hebrew.
I had a similar situation years ago with a German friend. She spoke perfect English, but she had an aunt visiting, and the aunt only spoke German - and I only spoke English. So my friend would talk to me in English and to her aunt in German. But sometimes in the middle of a conversation she would get confused, and start talking to me in German and the aunt in English.