Language differences have a greater effect on communication between expatriates and the members of their host country than most could ever realize. Whether they speak the language of the country fluently, rely on translators, or only put forth their best efforts at using their minimum knowledge of the local language, meaningful communication does not always occur. Notice that I said meaningful communication. In an interaction between two or more individuals, communication always occurs for one cannot not communicate. Even silence, in the present of others communicates.