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Could our relationship work despite the language barrier?


scotland1571 1 | -  
19 Jul 2009 /  #1
just wanting to hear some of your thoughts on this

i currently work in a factory where there is a lot of polish people working i have become friends with a few of them and today i found out that 1 of the polish girls would like to start dating but she only speaks basic english and i speak very little polish do you think this could work ?

cheers
pgtx 30 | 3,158  
19 Jul 2009 /  #2
do you think this could work ?

no, if you wanna only talk...
time means 5 | 1,310  
19 Jul 2009 /  #3
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
19 Jul 2009 /  #4
hire a live-in translator and you'll be fine lol
sausage 19 | 777  
19 Jul 2009 /  #5
i speak very little polish do you think this could work

I mastered the Polish tongue after just a couple of weeks, then moved on to other parts of the body
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
19 Jul 2009 /  #6
Quote of the day hahahaha!
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
19 Jul 2009 /  #7
I mastered the Polish tongue after just a couple of weeks, then moved on to other parts of the body

Very good sausage... :D

today i found out that 1 of the polish girls would like to start dating but she only speaks basic english and i speak very little polish do you think this could work ?

How did you find out? Did someone reliable tell you this? There's no point softening it up for you, it's going to be very difficult to proceed with a relationship where you have verbal communication difficulties. You'll have to be very committed to each other. Best of luck though...
southern 75 | 7,096  
19 Jul 2009 /  #8
Speak to her russian.
Robert A 1 | 102  
19 Jul 2009 /  #9
she only speaks basic english and i speak very little polish do you think this could work ?

I found myself in the same situation with my Polish g/f. Her english has improved considerably and I'm still struggling with Polish, but we manage. We've been together 2 years :)

You'll find a way around the language barrier . . . it can be quite fun too! ;)
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
19 Jul 2009 /  #10
if all your looking for is 'sex' then of course it can work, who needs words when physicality is all your looking for. On the other hand though if your looking for a proper relationship then you cannot have a relationship where communication is not possible.

I know what i've said is short and sweet but really thats the top and bottom of it, really depends on what your looking for out of this 'relationship'.
southern 75 | 7,096  
19 Jul 2009 /  #11
You can use electronic translator.
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
19 Jul 2009 /  #12
lol, the converstation would be riveting, imagine waiting every sentence you type in english to come out in Polish and visa versa. hahahahahahaha
southern 75 | 7,096  
19 Jul 2009 /  #13
Like kochanie mogesz lyzac mojou ...jak sie to nazywa?
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
20 Jul 2009 /  #14
But do you know she wants to date you or you just want to date her? Anyway, it worked for me.. nothing is insurmountable if you want it bad enough and it can be fun, but also frustrating and you need to put the effort in if you want it to go the distance. Its not only the language, but the cultural differences that you will find out along the way...
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
20 Jul 2009 /  #16
It may or may not work out but hell you could have some fun finding out. Nothing ventured....
tomekcatkins 8 | 130  
20 Jul 2009 /  #17
just wanting to hear some of your thoughts on this

i currently work in a factory where there is a lot of polish people working i have become friends with a few of them and today i found out that 1 of the polish girls would like to start dating but she only speaks basic english and i speak very little polish do you think this could work ?

cheers

Just try before u die! ;-)
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
20 Jul 2009 /  #18
I found myself in the same situation with my Polish g/f. Her english has improved considerably and I'm still struggling with Polish, but we manage. We've been together 2 years :)

Here we have the answer. But it doesn't mean it's going to be easy.
southern 75 | 7,096  
20 Jul 2009 /  #19
I am grateful that polish girlfriends taught me the so useful polish.
Jihozapad  
20 Jul 2009 /  #20
just wanting to hear some of your thoughts on this

i currently work in a factory where there is a lot of polish people working i have become friends with a few of them and today i found out that 1 of the polish girls would like to start dating but she only speaks basic english and i speak very little polish do you think this could work ?

"do łóżka i już!" should do for now. lol :)
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
20 Jul 2009 /  #21
i found out that 1 of the polish girls would like to start dating but she only speaks basic english and i speak very little polish do you think this could work ?

Alcohol and a laugh can help in these situations - go for it.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098  
21 Jul 2009 /  #22
she only speaks basic english and i speak very little polish do you think this could work ?

Many thoughts will be lost in translation :/
LAGirl 9 | 496  
21 Jul 2009 /  #23
You need to leanr Polish or forget about it. better off dating someone speaking your language.
Nathan 18 | 1,363  
21 Jul 2009 /  #24
do you think this could work ?

What do you think happens to majority of married couples after they lived for awhile and got to know each other like themselves? They get often bored if there is not constantly something new. The longer the process of finding out each other's peculiarities, the more chances it has to survive for a longer time. So not knowing the language is sometimes a blessing. Love doesn't need an accelerator or electronic translator or even a tongue as Sausage put it ;) The rest of our brothers and sisters have no languages as such, but live, sing, procreate and enjoy each other nevertheless. At least try. Good luck!

Many thoughts will be lost in translation :/

It is often for the better.
cable 3 | 42  
22 Jul 2009 /  #25
In response to LA girls message:-

You need to leanr Polish or forget about it. better off dating someone speaking your language.

That's a very cynical point of view. I'm currently dating a Polish guy and yes the language barrier and cultural differences can be trying at times, but love is love........
Jihozapad  
22 Jul 2009 /  #26
That's a very cynical point of view. I'm currently dating a Polish guy and yes the language barrier and cultural differences can be trying at times, but love is love........

Aww.

The previous poster clearly hasn't seen "Love Actually", lol :)
southern 75 | 7,096  
22 Jul 2009 /  #27
If you dance in balkan beat,you will have no problem.
DRJ - | 11  
22 Jul 2009 /  #28
When I first met my (Scottish) wife I never spoke a word of English, and she didnt speak Polish. It was pretty hard at the start, but with the use of body language, lots of waving our arms about and a good old fashioned phrase book, we got there in the end!! It was a good laugh, and sure we misunderstood each other plenty of times, but if you really like someone and can be patient enough it can work...if you both want it to :)
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
22 Jul 2009 /  #29
But it doesn't mean it's going to be easy.

relationships are hard work no matter if there's a language barrier or not lol, as long as both parties put the effort in i don't see why it wouldn't work. although i would get seriously frustrated if i couldn't get through to the other person or couldn't understand what they were trying to say. oh well love is blind and maybe even deaf ;D
jump_bunny 5 | 237  
22 Jul 2009 /  #30
It depends how "basic" her English is. It might be better than you think but she needs to get used to speaking English more. If she spends most time with Polish, no wonder her English doesn't improve much and she's shy when needs to talk.

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