How would you  cope with this abroad?

How do we get another car?

How do you say:

“My car has been washed away in a flood?

But THINK:  what happened before this?

Did the driver not understand what was said to him by an agitated local?

Did he not understand a sign – or a weather forecast?

Have YOU ever been bemused by the way someone was talking in another language (with confusing arm gestures too)?

Have YOU guessed at the meaning of a notice – and been relieved to find you guessed right?

Your meal, Sir!

How do you say:

“What on earth is that !  That’s not what I wanted.  I ordered a ……”

So what happened here?

Was the wrong word used?

Or perhaps it was so badly pronounced?

Or is someone getting revenge for some insulting comment (made unintentionally we expect)?

So EASY to get it wrong!  Worth the effort to get it right.