the-fact-eh-actually-went-to-the-effort-of-learning-her-language-makes-me-ship-it-more

so i see a lot of “how does James understand Zarina when Lizzie/the other pirates/etc” couldn’t?

and the answer is, apparently, a fuck ton of patience. (this line was cut from the movie, weirdly enough, but is present in the novelization.)

it fits canon, though, as Hook can understand Tinker Bell in Peter Pan (as can Peter and the Lost Boys).