Happens when a language is changed and is not fully mastered. The ability to make others to understand is put down by a huge percentage. The communication between is slowed down, pronunciation of words is often a problem and the forming of words is not as quick as you want them to be, therefore the timing gets fucked up. The response of body language is more emphasized than it already is but is frequently interpreted wrong. So, keep an extra eye of how the body is acting.
You may end up feeling stupid when a language barrier hits hard.
- ¿Dónde está la playa?
- What? Play? Damn, I should have pay attention at spanish class. This is such a communication breakdown.
American: Do you know the way to the beach?
Non-English Speaking: うせろ