Handy With The Translation

, , , , | Learning | March 5, 2015

(I teach ESL students. For this project, each is required to give a short presentation about a borrower on a micro-loan site. This student is from Brazil.)

Student: “I have chosen a woman in Vietnam who needed a loan to build an outhouse. She used the money to buy material. Her neighbours helped her but because they don’t not money, they can only give her a hand job.”

Me: “WHAT?”

Student: “They help her build. With their hands.”

Me: “…manual labour. They can only give her labour. Hand job is something very different…”

1 Thumbs