How will you interact to a person not knowing any of your languages??

@saunty (604)
India
February 3, 2007 1:13pm CST
Sometimes it may happen that you need to interact to someone but he doesnt understand your language, then it becomes a very peculiar situation. What will you do if it happened with you???
6 responses
@diannebcrs (1549)
• Philippines
3 Feb 07
interesting question. i'd say i'd have to muster all my patience. on the other hand, the difference may actually make things more interesting. i'm always into learning new things and i'm not into routinary stuff. so i guess if you could incorporate a good sense of humor in dealing with the situation, it could work. i mean just laugh it off. it could be fun. and i think that when you start to get along and really know the person, you'd be familiar about his ways so he wouldn't have to really express something out for you to know what he wants or what he wants to happen. it's like you'd be able to immediately pick up context clues. like a mom can read out what her kid wants just by looking at her kid.
@saunty (604)
• India
3 Feb 07
So very nice way in you have expressed your views towards this..yah its exactly tha same what you have told...even once i had to face the same situation when i was in some other state and i had to ask the exact adress from a person...
• Philippines
3 Feb 07
me? during my first few mos. here working in foreing land which i do not know even a single language here and also my co-worker and boss don't understand my language, we interract through actions. Whenever there is a task, they are the one who perform first then me and i show to them if is it right.
@saunty (604)
• India
3 Feb 07
Yah !! thats the only way out to this problem , that to interact thru actions of hands...i marked you best reponse for this...happy earning..
@nayand (168)
3 Feb 07
I believe, If both are attracted towards each other, then language would not be a hindrance. Because, you can communicate easily and the other person will definitely understand. It's a matter of days each of the two can learn the other's language.
@saunty (604)
• India
3 Feb 07
But you dont have that much time to udnerstand each other, this is the first and last time you have meet him/her and you need to convey hims something , so how will you then??
@blackdove (390)
• United States
3 Feb 07
It happens to me all the time, and I must say it's annoying.
@saunty (604)
• India
3 Feb 07
Yah!! its definitely is very annoying but you wont simply leave it that time, anyhow you will have to interact, then how will you manage that time??
@nickventere (1424)
• Zambia
8 Sep 08
I think this would be great fun. Sign language would be the primary means of communication. I know signs might differ, as dictated by the difference in language. But it would be fun trying to get along that way. Sign and touching would help a great deal.
• Philippines
18 Jun 08
It happened to me, i worked in different culture and language. the first time, it was exaspirating because i didn't know their language and they didn't know my language also. that, whatever they will tell me i was confused on what to do and made me think about it. Also, if there was something i wanted to tell them, they had the same feeling as me and it will end up in nodding your heads or rotating your neck. In addition simply laughed to them or show disagreement through facial expressions or hand actions. That's a very funny yet challenging experienced and as years passby i'd been used to it and it worked along well.