I'm a native English speaker but my husband is a native Spanish speaker from Costa Rica. We are finally to the point where he speaks Spanish to me because I am able to understand, but in the beginning he would get frustrated when I asked questions. I have found this is a very common situation with other couples, because the native speaker doesn't always know the answer to the students questions, or how to best explain it.
Has anyone else had this issue while learning a new language? I think it's more prevalent in the beginning stages, but becomes easier once both people find common ground when speaking the language. In speaking with other teachers and students, this scenario often comes up quite frequently.
Your thoughts? Can anyone relate?