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September 25, 2009 3:01 PM Subscribe
How do we date across a language barrier?
posted by apophenia to human relations (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
In an attempt to transform my life into a perpetual cliche, I moved to a foreign country and endeared myself to an adorable German boy.
Though I am learning German, I don't know enough to hold deep conversations about pressing social issues, Sartre, or the weather. German Boy speaks some English but not enough that we don't have to resort to gesturing violently to make certain points clear. I view this nascent relationship as the perfect opportunity to force myself into learning and speaking German all the time, but before my fluency develops, how do German Boy and I get by?