One of the great difficulties to live here is the ability to talk back in the same language.
I am fortunate that Jana mostly chooses to speak English when we are home.
But on family occasions where I have the pleasure to see people who are close to us it can be extremely frustrating.
Jana's Great Uncle doesn't say much these days, he doesn't need to, but like me he is an observer. We say our pleasantries and then remain contented, whilst life buzzes around us.