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