What language do you wish you could speak?

Bloganuary day 26

I would love to be able to speak Cantonese or Mandarin. When I was nursing in Australia, many of our patients were from China and Hong Kong. Many of them were elderly and struggled with the English language. I would love to have been able to communicate with them better and make them feel more at ease in our care. I think they would be very useful languages to learn as they are spoken by millions of people worldwide.

Even here in Northern Ireland we have patients from China and Hong Kong, albeit not as many as in Australia but I would love to be able to speak a little to them. I am picking up a few basic words and that really does have a positive impact on their experience in our care.

I appreciate that these are difficult languages and at this moment in time, do not have the time or drive to learn them. Who know, maybe in the future.

Wayne ✌🏽

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  1. That would be a big thing to learn languages like that! I learned how to count to 10 in Mandarin and even though I have a gift for languages, the tonal part really threw me. A Chinese friend told me that for a foreigner it wasn’t bad, so I’ll take it

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  2. Loving that you were a Nurse here in Oz, that’s so cool. Which part of Australia did you work in? I think it’s an important thing to learn another language and be able to help others that way. I also don’t know any other language but Australian! So hypocritical hahahaha. Oh dear. Something to work on.

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      1. It really would πŸ™‚ my 1st husband was a huge fan of the series “Firefly” and it was IMPERATIVE that everyone spoke Chinese/Cantonese/Mandarin as China and the US became the most influential countries in the world.

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