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Lost in Translation
Lori Almost Live

Lost in Translation

No hablo Español!

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Published: May 26, 2012


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Visitor Comments: 22

(18) deborah wach, June 28, 2012 4:36 PM

im from mexico

I heard a lot from you and hope you can learn spanish soon so u can come more often!

(17) sheindl Tapuach a, June 10, 2012 3:37 AM

I was a idish teacher, and writer

keep on doing a comunication work

(16) Anonymous, June 5, 2012 4:46 PM

reminds me of a story

The Chafetz Chaim once travelled to speak to the President about a possible reform that could hurt the Jewish people. He didn't know the language so at first there was a translator. The president waved away the translator and asked the Chafetz Chaim to speak for himself in his own language. The president saw the tears and emotion and said that spoke to him even though he didn't understand the words and revoked the legislatiion, So many of us have eaten that humble pie moving to another country, When I moved to Israel very few knew English, I made mistakes left and right, and slowly learned to speak. If people reverted to Hebrew I tried to understand. It is a way to generate good will amongst people when people try to speak the common language and kind of the outsider to overlook the slip ups. This is a nice reminder to make Shalom, peace amongst all mankind, through communication, verbal or with loving facial expressions. Thank you Lori!

(15) SusanE, June 3, 2012 6:27 PM

I agree with Rachel, they weren't being rude.

Italian, French, German, I knew enough of each to be polite..... yes, no, thank you, please, excuse me, sorry, how beautiful, excellent, numbers, street names, etc. - - and enough to get food, lodging, transportation. Most under 40 knew English but were soooo much more accomodating when they saw I had learned some of their language. With the over 50 year old's in Italy and Germany, they knew about as much English as I knew Italian and German...... we communicated with gestures and a few words and had some great giggles. I never expected them to know English. I was in their country, so I needed to know their basic phrases to be courteous.

(14) Anonymous, June 2, 2012 12:22 AM

sorry for the inconvinience in mexico

I AM DISGUSTED BECAUSE YOU WERE HERE AND I DIDNT KNEW

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