salemstein

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I've heard of people gettting interviewed in one of their foreign languages during an interview. Here's my concern: I listed myself as "advanced" in Japanese (I can use it in 95% of scenarios), but if the interviewer starts talking about really technical or philosophical stuff, I may encounter some trouble. Is it worth my time to brush up on the language before going in? Thanks!
 
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I wouldn't worry about it. Being able to use it in 95% of scenarios is pretty advanced. You're not claiming to be equivalent to a native speaker. I think you'll be fine as long as you can hold a normal conversation. Also, I could be wrong, but I doubt that your interviewer will speak Japanese (or at least not well enough to be talking about philosophical issues).
 
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I'm probably going to brush up on my Chinese and French before my interview just in case. Sometimes when I'm nervous it's hard to speak in a foreign language.
 

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Just say "I'm sorry, I don't understand", and that would be that.

And chill.


I've heard of people gettting interviewed in one of their foreign languages during an interview. Here's my concern: I listed myself as "advanced" in Japanese (I can use it in 95% of scenarios), but if the interviewer starts talking about really technical or philosophical stuff, I may encounter some trouble. Is it worth my time to brush up on the language before going in? Thanks!
 

Lost in Translation

単純な馬鹿でありたい。
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「すみませんでしたが日本語をあまり分かりません。」
 

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Watch a couple seasons of Naruto on the plane ride over and you'll be set
 

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No one has 100% mastery of a language (especially a second or third language)

If you don't follow something, don't be afraid to speak up and tell your interviewer you didn't understand (either in Japanese or English)
 

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最善を尽くして面接を見る姿勢が一番重要だと考えています。
 

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soudayone.isshokenmeiniganbarimashou
一生懸命努力すれば、強酸が変わります!そんな覚悟です!がんばってください!
 

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ee? simatta,imiwakannai
LOL it just means

"一生懸命努力すれば、強酸が変わります!
If you work hard enough, mountain and river will erode away!
(If you work hard enough, you will make a big difference as a size of mountain and river)
[きょうさん is more colloquial term than 強酸. Perhaps that throws people off]

そんな覚悟です!
That's the spirit!

がんばってください!
Cheer up!"
 
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LOL it just means

"一生懸命努力すれば、強酸が変わります!
If you work hard enough, mountain and river will erode away!
(If you work hard enough, you will make a big difference as a size of mountain and river)
[きょうさん is more colloquial term than 強酸. Perhaps that throws people off]

そんな覚悟です!
That's the spirit!

がんばってください!
Cheer up!"
Yup, adding idioms to my list of Japanese to brush up on
 

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@Lost in Translation I beg your pardon, sir?

Just tell him or her "I can speak/read Japanese well enough, but I'm not comfortable enough to use it at this level."
N = 1. Results may vary. Good luck.
 

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何これ。。。wwすべて日本語で混乱がされてしまった。
#Guilty
I am guilty of spreading Japanese on this thread.
 
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「 そうするしかない」 なんてねww
自制をしなければした
ところで、すでに遅かった :(
 

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単純な馬鹿でありたい。
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これから俺たちの日本語スレだ。反対があったら、すぐに言え。
 

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危ないよ。 規則を全部読んで来たぐらいだよ。ww

大将を信じて従います。
I will follow your command!!
 

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antatatinihonjindesuka. mosiyokereba,orenokawarininihongodemensetusitedoudeshouka :p
私は日本人じゃありませんww
そして、あなた、インタビューを預けるのですか?
それは違法ですwwwwww
 

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単純な馬鹿でありたい。
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お前は日本人じゃなければ、なぜ日本人のように話したのか。
 

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お前は日本人じゃなければ、なぜ日本人のように話したのか。
何だ!そのような論理はwww
日本で生まれてこそ、日本語を使うことができるのかww
もし日本人日数もあるのに!
This is way too fun to be honest
 

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I had a bunch of interviews and no one actually spoke to me in Chinese or Spanish. I wouldn't worry too much.


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Lost in Translation

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というわけねー。だが、日本人じゃなくて「www」と言いたら、ウェアブに成っただろう。
 

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というわけねー。だが、日本人じゃなくて「www」と言いたら、ウェアブに成っただろう。
傷受けた。
私がweeabooって! 私がweeabooって! >:3

傷を受けたのだから、傷を与えなければならない。
君も全く同じ立場じゃないか!!!!!!!

I mean, I just wanted to use 'ww' to replace HAHA or LOL.
Are you Japanese?!
 
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I'm in the middle of a big Star Wars binge.

Apparently part of being a Dark Lord of the Sith is being fluent in the Sith written and verbal language. Anyone Force Sensitive can use the Dark Side. So if you were wondering what made Sith unique....