I Could Hardly Understand What They Were Talking About, but... 話してる事はさっぱり理解できなかったが。。。

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Apr 13, 2014 21:39
I had a chance to speak with English native speakers : English, Americans, Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders whose generations are the same as mine.

I could hardly understand their conversations because of my limited language skills, but their topic was the same which are spoken by Japanese expats -the whether in the Netherlands, good restaurants or travelling neighboring countries.

Those native speakers have moved around lots of countries, so they are curious about the culture and people from other countries.

I wish I were them because they can make friends instantly and fit in the new surroundings less effort than non-English speakers.

Honestly, I felt isolated and pretended to be enjoying the conversation. However, I tried to focus on catching their words. I realised that they often used phrasal verbs such as ' I was told off by the bus driver' instead of 'I was scolded by someone.'

My challenge has just started.