Have perused your posts on this topic
and enjoyed the variations on this theme!
From standard phrases that barely convey our meaning
to misunderstanding of our emphasise or words

Lived, studied and worked abroad
so using translators has been essential
Some do it literally while others embellish
best are those that get the emotional and social context

Yet basic communication can often evade us
We need to reframe and question to understand
because we can hurt another when we miss their point
Active listening is crucial but how many of us do it?

Being honest, direct and concise helps
then check meaning and intent to nurture
healthier communication in all our relationships!

Daily Prompt:  Translate – 19.2.2017 – my herd by the oasis!