If I send you ( Englishman) along with another person (German) by Boat?

@ssh123 (31100)
India
September 11, 2006 12:25am CST
with food, livesavings drugs, life-saving divices for a oneday trip (24 hours), will you be able to teach him English and will you learn German at least for day to day transaction purpose?
12 responses
• United States
27 Dec 06
actualy it is simple you can do it well I know I can I am a native english speaker I also know german I am going on my 5th year. german is simular to english infact it is not that hard to understand german if you speak good english I remember my first day in german class we learned a lot and I had never even heard any german befor that so yes it is possible I have been there and done that.
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
27 Dec 06
The whole idea about this topic is if only two persons with different cultural background and languages, will they be able to learn other man's language in one day (at least what is required for day to day transaction). Thanks for your response.
• United States
27 Dec 06
i know what it is asking it is possible I was saying that I was able to understand a whole day of a native german without ever speaking or hearing a german word in my life I was using a personal excperince to show it is possible but i was also just stating now I have 5 years of german but didnt at the time. I think they can to survive where theres a will thers a way
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
27 Dec 06
Thanks for your comments.
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
14 Jan 07
Thats really interesting..If am in such a situation I will try my best to teach him at least some common words which is piratically needed for the basic communications instead of all the way by those funny body languages and sure will happy to learn their language as well:)
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
14 Jan 07
If you are keen on learning and willing to teach the other person whatever possible in one day, that is the essence of the discussion.
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
14 Jan 07
Thanks for your nice comments:)
• India
14 Jan 07
any language whether it is english , german , hindi what ever it is not easy to learn . every languages need time and ur willing power . i don't think so i can teach that people in one day .
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
14 Jan 07
The idea of putting two persons with different languages is to know whether they can learn day-to-day usage of their respective languages. Thanks for your response.
• India
14 Jan 07
i don't get the point whether u are agree with my view or not .
@geevee (888)
• India
28 Dec 06
defintely i learn and teach my mothertounge to them.
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
28 Dec 06
That confidence of your is appreciable.
• India
16 Dec 06
If you send me ( Englishman) along with another person (German) by Boat. i able to teach him english for day to day transaction purpose .
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
16 Dec 06
That is the objective of putting two together and glad you have confidence of doing it.
@StarBright (2799)
• United States
13 Sep 06
Every group of people has its geniuses and its idiots. In one-on-one situations where personal needs must be satisfied, it is not a question of who is smarter or which language is easier or learn. Each will be understood. A baby can be understood. Within a 24 hour period neither will know more than a few words of the other's language, but they will be lifetime friends or enemies, depending on how they pulled together and helped each other on that trip.
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
16 Dec 06
Very well analysed on hypothetical example.
@oriental (1051)
• Uruguay
15 Sep 06
When I was a child I went to a Catholic School where teachers were mostly Spanish and German brothers (not priests). I remember a German brother telling us pupils that knowing how to speak Latin and German (as he did) it was very easy to learn English, as English words are either of french (latin) or anglo-saxon (german) origin.
@rainbow (6763)
15 Sep 06
I'm sure we could get enough words and sign language going to survive and say hello if we ever met again.
• United States
15 Sep 06
You can learn any language from any person as long as you are both smart enough to know how to communicate properly and bring about mutual understandings.
@alveraks (37)
• Australia
11 Sep 06
I have heard that english is one of the most difficult languages to learn.
@johnsgirl (208)
• United States
11 Sep 06
It could be possible to survive and learn the other language and teach my language to him...that would be all that would be needed.
@rladiga00 (1166)
• India
11 Sep 06
It may not be possible to learn the intricacies of the language, but one can learn in 24 hours, most of the things, like day to day requirements. Read and write may not be possible.