I cheated.

United States
May 16, 2018 1:28am CST
Just a little. My fiancés extended family lives in Vietnam. We have a joint Facebook account exclusively for his extended family & immediate family. Family members we have never met, or members he's met but when he was very young & do not remember. Anyway, his parents' are currently vacationing in Vietnam and his aunt messaged us sending photos. Of course she wrote in Vietnamese, and I am not fluent in reading or writing, but I could sound it out and read 95% then guess the rest. When I got home, I asked my mom to translate what I wanted to respond back in Vietnamese. Now, his aunt just messaged me back saying, she's so happy we can communicate and that we can read/write in Vietnamese. I haven't responded yet.
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@mlgen1037 (16452)
• Manila, Philippines
16 May
Haha I feel the same way when the family and friends of my husband would talk in their dialect and I am like clueless of what they are saying. Though my husband teaches but still English and Filipino are what we still use at home. If they message me, I would ask my husband to translate it for me.
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• United States
16 May
Hehehe. I ask my mom or my fiancé knows a little more than me. But we're not good at writing back.
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@mlgen1037 (16452)
• Manila, Philippines
17 May
@infatuatedbby Yeah. Sometimes I really do not like to write back too. Are we being mean or rude?
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• United States
19 May
@mlgen1037 I hope not but they know we are busy, or sometimes do not see the messages too. :) Because its not my primary FB account
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@Sreekala (22196)
• India
16 May
haha you are caught! Better try to learn Vietnamese as early as possible. Every time your mother can't mediate.
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• United States
16 May
I just know the basics. I never really had to type or read it. The translator helps me write back though. But I should really learn it on my spare time.
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• Philippines
17 May
@infatuatedbby good thing we have translators now. imagine finding a book to look up the words!
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• United States
17 May
@hereandthere Oh yes the web is much better. :)
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@sunrisefan (17122)
• Philippines
16 May
So your fiance is also Vietnamese-American, Ms. Michelle?
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• United States
16 May
Yes, he is!
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@sunrisefan (17122)
• Philippines
17 May
@infatuatedbby That's good! So, you embrace the same culture.
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• United States
17 May
@sunrisefan Yes yes. :)
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@Jessabuma (13486)
• Baguio, Philippines
16 May
Hehehe!!!! I thought the same way as @mrki444.. when I read your discussion's title..
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@Jessabuma (13486)
• Baguio, Philippines
16 May
@infatuatedbby hahaha!!!! . Yes I read it. Enjoy your time chatting your fiance's aunt..
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• United States
16 May
@Jessabuma Hehe thank you.
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@Jessabuma (13486)
• Baguio, Philippines
16 May
@infatuatedbby you're welcome
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@minx267 (12732)
• Hartford, Connecticut
18 May
Uh OH.. this sounds like the makings of a sitcom
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• United States
18 May
I still have not responded
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@minx267 (12732)
• Hartford, Connecticut
18 May
@infatuatedbby hehehe... it reminds me of episodes of Three's Company.. that whole series every episode was based on a misunderstanding
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• United States
18 May
@minx267 Lol another show I have not watched =P
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@LadyDuck (147850)
• Switzerland
16 May
Oh goodness, you should let her know you are not fluent.
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• United States
16 May
I am going to put a smiley face. I am sure she knows because my parents in law are there right now at her place.
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@LadyDuck (147850)
• Switzerland
17 May
@infatuatedbby It's the best thing to do.
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• United States
17 May
@LadyDuck I have yet to respond but she probably thinks we don't use the FB often anyway :P Maybe tomorrow I will respond hehehe.
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@JustBhem (31733)
• Davao, Philippines
16 May
So you answered her in Vietnamese too? No wonder your Aunt thought you know the language.
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• United States
16 May
Yes, she only knows Vietnamese.
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@JustBhem (31733)
• Davao, Philippines
16 May
@infatuatedbby At least your Mom is fluent.
• United States
17 May
@JustBhem Yes but she does not write it often so she sometimes forgets. :) But she'll remember it quickly after.
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@oahuwriter (1361)
• United States Minor Outlying Islands
18 May
You know, I believe your family in Vietnam will love the fact you and your mom are close and your fiance's Aunt might want to ask your Mother things too. It's like the family getting to be able to be one big happy family. How wonderful!
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• United States
21 May
Thank you very much. I have never met my fiancés aunt but she is really nice.
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• United States Minor Outlying Islands
21 May
@infatuatedbby You are all family so don't worry. I'm happy for you and congratulations!
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• United States
22 May
@oahuwriter Thank you very much! Yes we are a happy family!
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@sunrisefan (17122)
• Philippines
16 May
You're like a Miss Universe contestant with an interpreter/translator hehehehe!
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• United States
16 May
Hehehehehehe
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@sunrisefan (17122)
• Philippines
17 May
@infatuatedbby And now - our new Miss Universe is Miss Viet-America!
• United States
17 May
@sunrisefan Hahha :) Just for that evening. I still haven't wrote anything back yet.
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@much2say (38742)
• United States
22 May
The fellow Vietnamese mom that I know has her kids in Vietnamese school through their church. I guess they can understand to a point, but they don't want to speak it (and writing is a bit hard with the accent marks and such?) - the alphabet and number of vowels is a lot? At least you found a way to communicate with them - even if your mom helps you . . . my relatves in Japan would fall over from shock if I reached out to them in Japanese. Now I recall when I was a kid and my parents had me write a letter to my grandma . . . yah, I had the ideas, but then they told me what to write . . . I am certain they knew a kid didn't write it .
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@youless (90476)
• Guangzhou, China
17 May
It is not bad that you can handle it 95%. This is already good enough
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• United States
17 May
But I cannot write back =P Lol
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@youless (90476)
• Guangzhou, China
17 May
@infatuatedbby Today the spoken recognition is very advanced
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• United States
17 May
@youless hehe
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@mrki444 (725)
• Osijek, Croatia (Hrvatska)
16 May
When I read, I cheated, first idea was you cheated you man with somebody else. :)
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@mrki444 (725)
• Osijek, Croatia (Hrvatska)
16 May
@infatuatedbby Good trick. :)
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• United States
16 May
@mrki444 Ha-ha
@AlisaTR (1115)
• Hollywood, Florida
17 May
Good one
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@AlisaTR (1115)
• Hollywood, Florida
17 May
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@caopaopao (5655)
• China
16 May
Ha ha, what will you do next? Tell the truth.
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• United States
16 May
I think I will put a smiley face. So far, I have not responded due to time difference, lol.
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@caopaopao (5655)
• China
16 May
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@hereandthere (28948)
• Philippines
16 May
because you can speak it, but not read and write, right? how did you type them out? do you use the same characters as english?
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• United States
16 May
Yes, I can speak Vietnamese. I type in Vietnamese without the marks but they can understand. :)
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• Philippines
17 May
@infatuatedbby yeah, i noticed the special marks on the letters. can your fiance read and write in vietnamese?
@aureliah (13941)
16 May
Hahaha you definitely cheated and more Vietnamese is coming your way
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• United States
16 May
I am going to put a smiley face and hopefully she doesn't write back for now.
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@aureliah (13941)
20 May
@infatuatedbby All the best
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@rakski (8748)
• Philippines
17 May
Aw. Now they will always call you and talk Vietnamese lol
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• United States
17 May
I have never met her or spoke to her on the phone. I would feel awkward too. :)
• India
16 May
Haha that was really funny, So from when you will be taking lessons to learn Vietnamese?
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• United States
16 May
I think I will self teach myself a little. I do know the basics.
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@Icydoll (13154)
• India
16 May
Lol continue your cheating till your aunt know it for herself haha .. enjoy your chatting with aunt
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• United States
16 May
Haha it's actually my fiancés aunt whom we both never met
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@dodo19 (31996)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
16 May
Oops! Hopefully, you'll find a way to end the conversation.
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• United States
16 May
Usually smiley faces help me out. I am going to put that later.
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