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A Bit of a Conundrum

 

- for those who don't know, my douce moitié is from England and he fell in love with a girl who lives in the heart of French Canada ... I find it really sweet when he tries to speak French with me... 

 

My douce moitié does not speak French,

He can understand without trouble reading it,

And he's definitely better at understanding

What people are saying when they speak,

But holding a conversation is not there yet.

 

I recognize that I probably didn't help much

Over the years with that, 'cause what I did

And do remove his opportunities for practice.

What I mean by that is that people here

Are majoritarily unilingual French,

 

So I find myself simultaneously translating

The conversations for two unilingual people

Trying to communicate to one another, and

My kids did and do the exact same thing too.

When two people want to talk together, but

Can't, it just feels wrong to not intervene.

 

It would kind of ruin the moment, too,

Being able to help, but not help when the

Context of the moment manifestly requires it.

But at the same time, I can see the problem

As far as him being able to practice his French.





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ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Years ago now, I went to Holland. Rightly known for speaking English. Trust me I got to ' talking ' with the only Dutch people , who not understand a word of English! So we communicated with unerversal sogne lagwege, mime and gesters!
Ken D.
2022-06-19