… the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters.  One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.’  John F. Kennedy

When you look at the dictionary definition – a stage in a sequence of events at which the trend of all future events, esp. for better or for worse, is determined; turning point. – it’s interesting when you look at the translation of the word into Chinese.

It brings to mind the question of translation.  When you are looking at relocation or emigration, what language will you need to learn to ensure that you can take advantage of the country to which you are moving.  We often think that we can learn the language when we arrive, but my experience to starting to learn Portuguese makes me think that learning through a formal approach gives you a greater advantage of truly understanding the grammer and the meaning of the language.

So what does danger and opportunity mean?  The danger of not learning the language or not learning the language accurately; and the opportunities presented when you do speak the language accurately.  Interestng thought when you think that the first time you try and speak the new language you will feel as though you are in crisis.  Take a deep breathe, remember that crisis in Chinese comprises both danger and opportunity and just say what you want to say!

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