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NOTE: 2022 06 19 13H53 EST A Bit of a Conundrum -
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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Written on 2022-06-19 at 19:57
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