Sunday, July 20, 2008

Entry for September 4, 2006

"Eigo no ha arimasenka?"
Don't you have any of these in English?

Living in Japan and being fluent in Japanese, I kind of take for granted having everyone understand what I am saying and being able to understand, in turn, what they are saying to me. I have been to places where I could not understand or be undersood (and also places like Bali where the local people understand what you are saying only when it is financially convenient for them to do so :P), and I can imagine living somewhere where there is a language barrier would be very frustrating.

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