Moreover, if people are blocked during the communication process, it is easy to cause high anxiety that make them feel uncomfortable and alienate.
Language difference and misunderstanding can cause many problems in the cross cultural communication.
Most people will experience hard time to adjust themselves into a new culture.
In my own view, we should keep a positive attitude and persistence to overcome these problems when we are blocked by some intercultural barriers.
There are many different styles of using languages.
For example, some countries used to speak more expansive while others are more succinct.Barna demonstrates a paragraph written by an international student from Korea.The Korean student described how his American friend hurt his feelings because of the difference of using languages.All the same, it is a process for anyone to adjust into a new culture.Language barrier, which can lead to misunderstanding, is the biggest and common problem when we talk to a foreigner.Barna asserts that when an international student cannot understand what Americans are saying or laughing at, he or she pretends sometimes that he or she understands by smiling.In the same way, I have experienced the same situation when I came to De Anza College at first quarter.When I was talking of playing with her, I have never felt there were some stumbling blocks between us.I would not have had this friend if I put the preconception on her at first time.When I first came to the United States, I had a hard time to understand what people were saying. Thus, it was a challenge to get their information clearly.In the same way after I have been here about three months and have made a lot of American friends, I began to understand basic things like when an American says “no”, it means they do not want any more for sure.