difficulty in communicating due to the lack of a shared language: International adoption is not easy, especially when there is a language barrier.
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How to use language barrier in a sentence
Desperate and annoyed with the language barrier, Bartiromo begs as Elias translates.
Or, you can adopt my own language-barrier ordering tactic: point at something on the menu and hope for the best.
But to pull off a successful collaboration, Will.i.am and Yamaji had to overcome a challenging language barrier.
Unfortunately, she seemed to face a bit of a language barrier.Miss America, Miss Universe & More Nonsensical Interviews (VIDEOS) | Anna Klassen | June 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Why not help break the language barrier by volunteering your time to translate at a local hospital?
Breaking the language barrier, with implicit emancipation from literacy, is a practical experience in itself.The Civilization of Illiteracy | Mihai Nadin