I would switch to English only out of desperation after the first attempt in Polish has failed
Thats what I do. Ill trying speaking in Polish until I get that "look" and quickly switch back to English. lol
any number of European nationals imagine their English to be so "fluent", they figure any and all misunderstandings on the American's part
Spot on Lyzko!
Especially, the ones that got suckered into learning from a UK teacher then come to American and haven't a clue.
Have you experienced the " Its no good, everything is better in Poland" guy yet? I met one that refused use a microwave or clothes dryer because its a no good American invention. He had a clothesline running through his living room. Im sure his undies were a bit scratchyyyy lol
There is good thing about being American and trying to speak Polish!
Women think its really cute when you mispronounce words and we have an AmPol accent, you can really use this to your benefit:):)