How To Overcome Language Barriers In Another Country

Language barriers are common challenges in Malaysia especially that it is an open country with visitors coming from the different parts of the world. When you’re conversing to other people in a foreign land, a lot can get lost in translation. It’s very important that we can communicate information so that everyone can understand us.

Even if people are technically speaking the same language, but dialectical differences can create misunderstandings and gaps in communication which leaves a lot of room for linguistic mix-ups! With so many ways language can block our ability to collaborate, it’s crucial to have some approaches on how to connect everyone.

People should get in the habit of using simple languages whenever possible. The use of jargon or esoteric vocabulary only creates the chance for miscommunication and makes people feel bad that they can’t understand what you’re saying. Remember, words have different usages in different cultures.

In cases where you find it hard to communicate, it;s better to use visual methods of communication. Words often fail us, and when they do, showing or acting can be a lot more effective than telling. We can also use pictures or diagrams to explain complicated concepts. Visual queues are invaluable for getting everyone on the same page. We can also use gestures to convey the message we would like our listener to understand. Never expect anyone to remember something you said once. Not all have a typographic memory.

Language barriers can be frustrating. They require patience, understanding, and conscientiousness. We need to talk slower instead of louder to clearly emphasize what we want instead of forcefully. And remember, when someone is working through a language hurdle, it has nothing to do with their actual intelligence or ability to grasp the concept behind what we’re trying to say. We just need to continue speaking proper English. We need to search for a common ground in order for us to communicate and learn how to understand correctly, too.

Language barriers can be a challenge, especially when communicating with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Communication becomes difficult in situations when people don’t understand each others’ language. The inability to communicate is a barrier to communication. Not using the words that other person understands makes the communication ineffective. It prevents message from being conveyed or transferred to the receiver of the action.

Difference in language is the most obvious barrier to communication especially when two people speaking two different languages cannot communicate with each other. he accents and dialect of people belonging to different places differs even if their language is same. The meanings, implications and interpretations of words are different, which may lead to various kinds of conflicts even if the languages are technically the same in people using different dialects and accents.

It is important to choose the right word in describing anything before communicating. The words used by a particular person to show their agreement on something can be taken as sarcasm which is negative in nature because some people have low vocabulary in a particular language whereas some have very high.

Source by Rosemarie Sumalinog Gonzales

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