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Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Day 6 Activity 1

MALAY

My stomach is in knots.

And I don't know what to say...

Learning a new language is very tricky.

Am I going to offend anybody I wonder?

Yay they understood me, luckily they play charades!

6 comments:

Mark Barlow said...

Kia ora Harrison! What a great poem!

For the most part when we get another language wrong the locals just laugh. I was once in a restaurant in South Korea and I accidentally called the older woman serving us "Honey" instead of calling out "Over here please" hahaha! All my Korean friends laughed and the older lady was really nice to me all night.

Keep up the great work!

Mark

Harrison said...

My Dad has had one or two of those conversations when we have been in a foreign country...but surley its better to try than be ignorant and expect them to speak our language?!

Mark Barlow said...

Absolutely agree! I feel it is so rude for travelers to expect all locals to speak English. It is lucky for us though, that English is considered the worlds second language.

Harrison said...

Well if english is the worlds second language then what is the first?

Mark Barlow said...

Most countries official language will be their first language.

Harrison said...

Yeah that is why the world is so unique.

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