One of the most awkward moments for foreign language speakers – and often one of the most triumphant moments for people who understand that foreign language – is the moment when the two meet, but the former doesn’t realize it. Riga has a lot of visitors from UK and I’ve spent a chunk of my time in US, so I generally speak English in the center. While loading the machine a school down the street must have just let out and a whole group of teenagers came in, all speaking Spanish talking about teenager things. I understood everything you said about me when you thought I didn’t know.” She went quiet and cut the call short. I don’t speak Arabic.