How to chat with foreigners and make foreign friends online
"I¡¯m a Japanese and i would like to go abroad, and i would like to get to know more foreigners who are healthy and wise. But i cant locate a suitable path, there are not much chatting rooms that are free of charge for foreigners either. I tried on MSN, Skype and Yahoo Messenger, but we cannot understanding each other very well because I don't speak foreign languages such as French, Spanish, Russia, etc. Can any person supply any concepts like chatting rooms, internet site, and real-time chat translation software which can help me to make buddies with foreigners ( including romantic relationship amongst boys n girls)?"
Find a website where people are either interested in meeting new people or people share similar interests.
Examples of general interest sites where you can make new friends:
wikiHow - If you edit articles, write articles and patrol well on wikiHow you will quickly make friends.
Twitter - Retweet or comment on interest tweets of people and you may develop an online friendship.
YouTube - Comment on other people's videos to start making friends.
DeviantART - Comment on other people's art, polls, journals, etc. to start making friends.
Facebook - To a lesser extent as Facebook is designed to get you talking to people you already know.
Plenty Of Fish & OkCupid also allow you to search for friends exclusively (A great platform for online dating).
Examples of hobby and special interest groups:
Interest in audio / visual technology - AVS Forums
Political affiliation - MyBarackObama.com or SarahPAC.com.
Casual gaming - Zynga games and forums.
Free instant messaging (IM) software
MSN - Windows Live Messenger (formerly named MSN Messenger) is an instant messaging client created by Microsoft. MSN lets you talk to people all over the world in real time without paying anything extra. With MSN Translator, you can get instant translation when chatting with foreigners.
Skype - Skype is for doing things together, whenever you¡¯re apart. Skype¡¯s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are. With Skype Translator Pro, you can share a story, celebrate a birthday, learn a language, hold a meeting, work with colleagues ¨C just about anything you need to do together every day.
Yahoo Messenger - Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated YIM) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo! Yahoo Messenger Translator is a YM translation plug-in, it can translate Yahoo Messenges into more than 20 languages instantly.
Google Talk - Google Talk is a freeware voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) client application offered by Google Inc. The first beta version of the program was released on August 24, 2005. It is available for the Android operating system, as well as Microsoft Windows (XP, Server 2003, Vista and Windows 7) instant messaging.
How to chat with foreigners
Share your culture with foreigners. Tell them where you are from and what you do.
Learn the cultural differences between your country and theirs. It is important to know that the manners and attitudes are not the same among different countries. By doing this, you will make some good friends with foreigners.
Respect foreigners and treat them like your own friends. Do not discriminate them by their races and educational backgrounds. Many foreigners do not like to be judged because most of them have grown up from free countries. Remember this, "Don't be judgemental!."
Do not mislead the foreigners that you are going to use them as tools for improving your English. Many of our peers are too aggressive. Their rudeness certainly offend foreigners without knowing it. I have made good friends with many foreigners due to an advantage of my school, an upper class international middle school. Get ready to share of what you have learnt with foreigners, when you chat with them. They will ask you as many questions as you want from them.
Last and not least, do not be afraid. Foreigners are human being like us, and they won't bite. If you don't break the ice, they won't be interested in chatting with you. make your first move, and make it good!
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