Eight Years in Belgium and STILL Won't Learn French?! 😲 Fed-Up Woman Takes a Stand!

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🌍 Bonjour, mes amis! Get ready for a wild ride through the streets of Brussels, where languages collide and family drama unfolds! 🍿 Meet our protagonist, a 31-year-old expat navigating the tricky waters of in-law relationships and linguistic barriers. 😅 Her sister-in-law, "Stubborn Sarah," has been living in Brussels for nearly a decade but refuses to learn a lick of French! 🇫🇷 Can you believe it? 🙄 Buckle up, because this story is about to get juicy! 🍿😮

🌍 Expat Life in Brussels: A Tale of Two Languages 🇧🇪

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🤐 Sarah's Stubborn Refusal to Learn French 🇫🇷

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😤 "Everyone Speaks English, So Why Bother?" 🙄

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🤷‍♀️ To Each Their Own, But... 🤔

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🙋‍♀️ Guess Who's Always Stuck Translating? 🙋‍♀️

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😒 The Rest of the Family is Fed Up Too 😠

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💔 A Sensitive Conversation Interrupted 😢

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😡 Enough is Enough! 🙅‍♀️

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🗣️ Time to Put in Some Effort, Sarah! 📚

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😢 Tears and Tantrums 😭

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🍽️ Family Dinners Held Hostage 🍴

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Family Feud Alert: The Great Translation Debacle!

Well, well, well... looks like our protagonist has had enough of playing translator for her stubborn sister-in-law! After years of being the go-between, she finally put her foot down during a sensitive conversation with her mother-in-law. Cue the waterworks and tantrums from "Stubborn Sarah" and her husband! Now they're holding family dinners hostage until our hero apologizes. The internet has some thoughts on this one, folks! Let's see what they have to say about this linguistic showdown in Brussels!

Fed-up woman refuses to learn French, suggests husband do translating. NTA

BakuShinAsta | BakuShinAsta

Living in a foreign country without speaking the language? NTA.

marcelinediscoqueen | marcelinediscoqueen

Language barrier in marriage - husband should translate. NTA.

LadySmuag | LadySmuag

Effortlessly not learning French for 8 years? 🤔

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Fed-up woman refuses to be the family translator. NTA!

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Standing up for herself and her language rights. 💪

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No French, No Problem? Commenter defends not translating for woman.


NTA comment: Husband should be her translator, not you. 🤔

HunterDangerous1366 | HunterDangerous1366

Respectful or not? NTA commenter shares opinion on language learning.

Swampman5000 | Swampman5000

American woman in Germany calls out woman for not learning French.

karenrachael | karenrachael

After 8 years in Belgium, not knowing French is unacceptable. 😑

Karla_I2007 | Karla_I2007

American astounded by SIL's lack of effort to learn French 🤯

Ghitit | Ghitit

Learning a partner's language is a big thing. NTA 👍

NoCoffeeAfter4 | NoCoffeeAfter4

NTA. Expecting to not learn French after 8 years? 😑

coolranchpuffs | coolranchpuffs

Fed-up woman takes a stand for language expectations in family 😎

Cryptographer_Alone | Cryptographer_Alone

No excuses for not learning the language after 8 years 👏

Gritou | Gritou

Standing up against unpaid interpreting. NTA wins!

Floriane007 | Floriane007

Friend learned French for fiancé's family, OP not wrong here 👍

pourthebubbly | pourthebubbly

Fed-up commenter calls out entitled behavior and suggests translation apps.

ItisntRocketSurgery | ItisntRocketSurgery

Agreeing comment calls out unnecessary post in NTA situation

Kaelenmonk21 | Kaelenmonk21

Stepson sets an impressive example for language learning ❤️👏

Lady_of_Lomond | Lady_of_Lomond

Translation duties over. NTA. Their loss if no-shows. 👍

pensaha | pensaha

Translation troubles at family dinners? NTA takes a stand! 😊

SienteElBern | SienteElBern

Navigating language barriers in Brussels 🤔 NTA stands up for herself

LadyRosy | LadyRosy

Refusing to learn the language after 8 years? NTA says commenter.

scolshrmpz | scolshrmpz

NTA! Blatant disrespect and lack of interest towards in-laws 😱

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No one wants to translate for SIL anymore 😒

EmeraldBlueZen | EmeraldBlueZen

Surrounded by French speakers for 8 years and still no effort? 🤔 NTA

sausagemice | sausagemice

Translation troubles solved with a family dinner ultimatum 🍕

NorbearWrangler | NorbearWrangler

Fed-up woman stands up for herself, won't be a translator 🚫

elderoriens | elderoriens

No obligation to translate. SIL may have a learning disability. 🙏

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Taking a stand for refusing to be a translator 👏🏼

ShaneVis | ShaneVis

Standing up for herself and refusing unpaid work. NTA 👏

ScammerC | ScammerC

Mother and daughter taking French lessons, OP not obligated to translate 💪🏼🇫🇷

peitseoga716 | peitseoga716

Lazy ex-pat refuses to learn French, not the a**hole.

PitchPurple | PitchPurple

NTA. Eight years in Belgium and STILL won't learn French?! 😲

Blommer12345 | Blommer12345

American agrees: not trying to learn French is disrespectful 🤨

meganes97 | meganes97

Dominican woman in building refuses to learn English, but expects help 🤷‍♀️

mtempissmith | mtempissmith

Struggling with French in Belgium, empathizing with SIL's language struggles 🤔

FuyoBC | FuyoBC

Learning the language is important, but so is respecting privacy 🤐

satansBigMac | satansBigMac

Struggling with languages and empathizing with SIL's inability, NAH.

InterestingFroyo1032 | InterestingFroyo1032

Refusing to learn French in Belgium? NTA stands up to in-laws

alyom | alyom

Learning a new language is hard 😕 but should she try? NAH

Hegel321 | Hegel321

Fed-up commenter suggests petty revenge for uninterested wife. NTA. 👍

Cheap-Effective-7355 | Cheap-Effective-7355

Fed-up commenter questions husband's responsibility to translate for wife.

mandichaos | mandichaos

NTA. Learning French is her responsibility or her husband's.

Knittingfairy09113 | Knittingfairy09113

Fed-up woman refuses to apologize for not speaking French. 💪

KittiesLove1 | KittiesLove1

Fed-up commenter suggests woman's husband should translate for her. 🤷‍♀️

Motor_Business483 | Motor_Business483

Woman criticized for not learning French, but NTA according to comment.

NightSalut | NightSalut

NTA stands up to entitled language expectations. 👏

Special8043 | Special8043

Fed-up commenter stands against SIL's refusal to learn French 😱

petty_witch | petty_witch

Translation demands are unreasonable. NTA stands firm.

thegirlriots | thegirlriots

Fed-up commenters call out woman for not learning French 😠

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Fed-up woman's attitude towards learning French questioned by commenter.

NotSoAverage_sister | NotSoAverage_sister

NTA takes a stand and problem solves itself 😎

rovaals | rovaals

Lazy SIL won't translate, woman takes a stand. NTA.

Huge_Industry_1259 | Huge_Industry_1259

Fed-up commenter defends woman for not learning French 💪

A1askaKnight | A1askaKnight

Translation drama? No problem, you're NTA! 🤗👍

Artistic_Society4969 | Artistic_Society4969

NTA! After 8 years, it's surprising she hasn't learned French 🤔

PriorHedgehog | PriorHedgehog

Refusing to learn French and still attending Friday night dinners? NTA.

Successful_Dot2813 | Successful_Dot2813

Woman in Belgium refuses to learn French, gets called lazy. 😒

Dogmother123 | Dogmother123

Living in a foreign country and not learning the language 🤔

estherlovesevie | estherlovesevie

Husband's role as translator questioned. NTA deserves apology. 😐

Particular-Grape5731 | Particular-Grape5731

Canadian defends learning French in in-laws' country. NTA 🇨🇦

GundamGirl94 | GundamGirl94

Don't apologize for refusing unpaid labor. NTA 💪

JCBashBash | JCBashBash

Learning the language is a must when moving abroad. 👍

Limerase | Limerase

Translation drama: Commenter defends woman who didn't need help 🙌 NTA

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Translation refusal makes siblings jerks - NTA comment

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