We have been a few days in London and we have really enjoyed the experience: Music, colour, freedom, order, diversity, tolerance… It is a cosmopolitan city!
And how have English people communicated with us?
Most of them have been kind and have answered our questions … Whenever we meet two requirements:
- Speak good English:it is difficult to find an English person speaking Spanish, so we must make an effort to learn their language.
- Communicate with them with great humility and high education.If you are direct and ask “Where is the British Museum?”… they will stare at you and seem to take offense. The correct sentence would be: “Could you please tell me where is the British Museum?” Or “May I ask you a question?”…
The same happened when we visited some restaurants. We’ll never say “One beer!” NO!!! The right sentence will be: “I’d like a beer please”
And if you need a pen, never ask it this way: “Do you lend me your pen?” We should say: “Could you please lend me your pen?” or “Can I borrow your pen please?”
These ”magic” words will make easier to communicate with English people. Try it and tell me!