Thursday, 15 March 2012

Language Barrier

You would think I was talking about the one that exists between our family and nearly everyone around us, but really it is the one inside our house that I am struggling with lately. Tristan seems to have had a word explosion in the few weeks since our arrival, is repeating everything, and is starting to string two words together. However, we still run into the problem where one word that sounds the same to us, actually means four or five different things to him. So "do-do" apparently is helicopter, cracker, tractor, and 1 or 2 other things that I forget, and if I guess wrong the shriek that follows is usually pretty eardrum shattering. At least none of the Chinese people we have met have done that to me yet.

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