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We are experiencing the same problem. We are coaching in german and unfortunately we have encountered quite a few problems with patients that do not speak it. Especially with arabic/turkish/russian as we do have only minimal to none colleagues who speak it fluently enough themselves. And often enough english as a second languaguage is not an option either. When treating patients we tried translating the most common commands, like inhale/exhale/.. so we can use them, i.e. turkish, but pronounciation is a huge barrier. The other way around is to let the patient bring a translator or person who can translate for them to get them to know the commands given by the staff. Which is not exactly easy to organize due to current covid restrictions. A overview/guide, even if brief, about DIBH in various languages would be extremely helpfull to let patients understand the importance for the treatment.