Re: ??? don’t read English - Posted by Brad Crouch
Posted by Brad Crouch on October 25, 1998 at 03:49:12:
I have been married to a lady from Costa Rica for the last 18 years. When I met her, she didn’t speak English. We married in Costa Rica with her parents in attendance, and I had no idea what was being said.
Here it is 18 years later, and I STILL don’t speak Spanish well enough to carry on a conversation. Oh yeah, I can communicate with the gardner, but no “complicated” conversations.
I’ll admit that I really don’t “study” and my wife now speaks English, so there is no real “need”. But understand that this is not an undertaking to be taken lightly. Learning another language is not easy. And it is VERY time consuming.
You might do better to just hire a bi-lingual person to take with you when you talk to the spanish speaking prospects, and build his “fee” into the deal. This might be more cost efficient.
Think about it, learning Spanish to the conversational level that would be needed would surely cost you lots of money in deals you no longer had the time to persue.
Just my $0.02,