Make Certain You’re Speaking Their Language

By George P. Rimalower
President, Interpreting Services International, Inc.

“Estoy embarazada,” said the girl, meeting her boyfriend’s parents for the first time. She meant to say she’s embarrassed. What she said was: “I am pregnant.”

Anyone who’s had a cross-cultural experience of any kind has likely had at least one moment like that. In a personal situation it can be funny. In a business setting, it can be damaging. Read More »