What to say when you get stuck in a conversation in English

  • 하태준

    아….감사합니다. 저는 캐나다에서도 북쪽에 있는 기름뽑는 곳에서 일합니다. 그런데 거기서 원어민들 하는 얘기를 도통 알아들을 수가 없는데 ….위 문장을 써먹어봐야 겠군요. 정말 답답한 마음에 어떻게 공부를 할 지도 감이 안옵니다. 원어민들 욕과 슬랭들 굉장히 많이 쓰는 곳에서 어떻게 하면 빨리 듣고 이해를 할 지 앞이 캄캄합니다.

    • There was a teacher at a hagwon that I used to work at, and he had a very strong Northern English accent. It took me about two weeks to get used to his accent. It can be very frustrating, but do try to imitate the way your Canadian friends speak English. Once you learn to produce the same sounds, it’ll be easier to notice them when you listen to them.

    • 하태준

      Thank you but they keep away foreign worker who having language barrier each other….how can I do like this situation? It really make me depressed.

    • If you see your coworkers every day then one thing you could try is to connect with them through a common interest, such as sports and music. If you only see your coworkers once in a while, then you don’t need to impress or try to be friends with people who don’t want you in their life. There are more friendlier people out there in your town or online.

  • JY

    Many time, I got stuck in an English conversation with native speakers not only for being nervous but also putting too much focus on myself and what I wanted to say.
    I haven’t realized this until I read it above. I should have tried to listen to others in conversation. Thank you Josh