Oh, tell me about it. During one of our training sessions there was a fairly serious accident and we didn’t have time to wait for a translator. So I tried my best with the spattering of words I knew (or thought I knew). While I was assessing a patient I attempted to ask if I could listen to his breathing with a stethoscope. He looked at me like I had three heads, as he shook his back and forth. Thankfully someone told me what I had asked. “Can my stethoscope suck all the air from your chest”. Oops!