What do I do if I can't speak Spanish here in America?

I work in a hospital in the middle of Texas. Everyday there are patients that come who can’t understand anything other than Spanish. I’ve learned a few commands and sentences to get my point across but I really don’t understand too much.

Some people (mostly the women) take blatant offense at my inability to speak in their language. Some (mostly the guys) seem amused with my attempts to speak spanish.

It’s fustrating because I’m trying to help them, but how should I react to their rudeness?

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