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英語を話さない人々の気持ち

 

英語が世界の共通語として機能していますが、全ての人々が英語を話すわけではありません。私たちは、相手が欧米人に見えると、反射的に英語でコミュニケーションを取ろうとする傾向があるようです。外見だけでその人の話す言葉を判断するのは避けたいものですね。日本に滞在し、多くの日本人と接してきた海外出身の人々の声に耳を傾けて、私たちもこうした人々との人間関係をさらに向上させていけたらと思います。

 

People who don’t speak English

 

This page is not about Japanese people who don’t speak English. The page is about European, Latin, and other people in Japan who do not look like native speakers of Japanese. While many of these people in Japan do speak English, some do not. Some of them speak Japanese.

 

Many English speaking visitors to Japan are quite happy when they meet someone English speaking. They may enjoy your speaking to them in English. In contrast, many long-term Japan residents may tire of meeting people who come up to them out of the blue, greet them like a long lost friend, and start to talk as if they know them even when they have never met before.

 

However, this page is about people who are not English speakers and do not speak English. Imagine how tired and bored they must be of everyone speaking to them in English. European-looking people who do not speak English do exist. English may be the international language, but not everyone speaks it. We are not sure how to address this problem but we would like to point it out. We would like you to remember that not everyone speaks English.

 

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