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I'm learning English for many years, and I use English at work. Some clients I cannot understand. I ask them to speak slowly. They do, but then they speak quickly again. My bigger problem is talking to French or Indian clients. Did you face this situation and find a solution?

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If your question is, "What is the correct English you should use to ask someone to speak more slowly?" Then the problem is that the English is easy, but the * politics* is difficult.

"Please speak slowly and clearly, I am not a native English speaker and I want to make sure I correctly understand you."

Everything after that is politics.

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  • What do you mean by "politics"? Do you mean "interpersonal skills"? – Tanner Swett Aug 17 '20 at 20:06
  • I mean that it is easy to cause offense or to have people look down on you if you use the wrong words, even if they are correct in English. – Vaughn Ohlman Aug 21 '20 at 18:56

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