it’s funny because I don’t speak a lick of Chinese and she not a word of English and yet we both jabber away in our respective languages to get the point across. Actually, she knows the sizes in English by now so there was that point of reference.
In general the Chinese are really hard to communicate with thru a language barrier. Often they (most) cannot understand even basic and obvious gestures. It can be frustrating at times when being challenged with difficult circumstances and pressures from multiple sources at the same time.
As opposed to India where hand gestures are relatively easy to communicate ideas. I lived there for 18 years so it’s quite a contrast. I think it’s the easy-going sense of humor and fun loving attitude that Indian’s inherently possess.