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Old 28.11.2020, 21:49
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Re: "Your German is not good enough..."

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So yes what does it mean ...your german is not good enough...
my criteria..can you communicate and make yourself understood in day to day living situations.
Are you happy with your german
if yes...voila..your german is good enough..
Agreed. For an everyday situation, that is.

However that doesn't apply to Capetownian acting in a professional capacity. It's probably no problem for the care bear if the message doesn't get across, you simply move on to the next victim A medical doc however can't do that, and if the patient doesn't understand the diagnosis, or even worse if it's misunderstood, serious problems may arise. Now add a patient to the mix who isn't proficient in German themselves and the potential problems multiply.

Mileages vary, sometimes a lot.
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