If you know english , why you don`t speak it ?
August 10, 2009 11:09am CST
I had some problems in Slovacia and Germany . I asked them in english , and they didn`t want to talk in english . Maybe there were just some of them , maybe they are not all like that, but that`s what i`ve seen . They don`t want to talk in wnglish , or maybe they don`t know english ? What do you think? What was the problem?
• United States
13 Aug 09
That seems pretty strange, because I thought that most schools are now requiring the people of these countries to take English as a required course. I can however see how maybe some of the old timers, and old fashioned people would want to stick to their own language. There are a lot of people like that here in the U.S. I don't know Spanish, but I wished I did. Then I see people whose parents sent them to good schools, and know they took Spanish, but they refuse to use it to help them get a bilingual job. They could probably have a better job if they would just not be so stubborn.
15 Aug 09
In my country , we have a latin language too, like the italians or the spanish people, and it`s easily for us to understand thouse languages . But, i`m pretty sure that here at least 70 % from the population know english at least for a little conversation . I have met some polska girls too , and just 2-3 of them (10) knowed a little english . But amaisingly, one of them knowed a little bit from my language . Here, when you are going to an interview, they ask you to know german ( Deuchland ) , as a second language, after english . Spanish it`s easier to understand and talk too. I think that if i`ll go just 2 months in Spain, i`ll learn so good spanish , because a lot of words are like thouse from my language .
• United States
10 Aug 09
Many may not now English, but I can't blame some who speak English but do not want to speak it in their country. People are weird about that, some people do not like foreigners and do not want to change their way of living. In America a lot of people are looked down on if they do not speak English and want to speak something else- especially if it is Spanish they are looked down on. America's motto is if you don't speak English, don't come here. Perhaps in Germany they thought, "If you don't speak German, don't come here."