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How to differenciate attempts to impress using a language vs genuine efforts to learn a language.[edit]

People often say sentances in swedish like hur mår du or hallå där. how to differenciate a tourist with genuine intrest to learn or just somebody wanting to inpress? i do not wanna change to english when that person is making an effort. but i dont wanna get the person who would want to inpress in a akward situation.

I'm not sure what you mean. Just be courteous to everyone and stop trying to play psychologist. (Also: *attempt *sentences *Swedish *differentiate *interest *impress *I *don't *awkward) --Nelson Ricardo (talk) 05:05, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
I think it's a good question. I would try to follow their lead – if someone speaks to you in Swedish, respond in Swedish, but be ready to switch to English if they do. If they greet you in Swedish, maybe greet them back, then see if they continue in Swedish or switch to English. Just my two cents. —Granger (talk · contribs) 09:27, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

Finding a specific beach[edit]

I'm trying to locate a specific beach in Canada it's either near Waterloo, Hamilton Ketchner, or London Ontario Canada. Is there anyway someone can help locate it Asked by: Jaybird1989 (talk) 12:16, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

That's a large territory to cover. Is it lakeside? Riverside? Have you looked at our articles on Waterloo (Ontario), Hamilton (Ontario), Kitchener, and London (Ontario)? Ground Zero (talk) 12:31, 18 January 2021 (UTC)