Saturday, June 25, 2011

Zelig method in Thailand

The funny thing about starting using (and understanding) some isolated thai words is that, surprisingly, some people simply think you understand thai. So they start talking to you as a common fluently thai speaker. Add yourself some 'Aha! ... ok!... yes' (in thai) and some extrapolation/interpretation of the body language and voilà! :)

Well, to be honest I often stop them excusing myself for not understanding. But sometimes ... let's say it's longer to explain that you don't have even a remote idea what they are talking about than letting them on their illusion. As Zelig you fade into the background with a smile.

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