I think you're going to thank me for this tip.
Rather than asking a business prospect, vital contact, a person in another country that may not speak your language well, etc., which is always uncomfortable, so do this:
Demonstrate your sensitivity by going to:
Go to: http://lle-inc.net/telephoneint, which is the website for LLE Language Services.
If you're based in the US, you can also call 866-998-0334 (Tuscon, AZ).
If you would like to complete an on-line form and have LLE call you back, go to:
This service can help you set up an account (prices are very reasonable) and interprets for you during your conversation while you're speaking your language and your party is speaking his/her language.
LLE has 1,000+ certified interpreters, representing more than 200 languages, who can interpret for you during a telephone conversation. The service is available 24/7.