I'm mostly bilingual - I speak (hopefully) decent English and I speak Hebrew that's passable most of the time (although I have a pretty strong accent that I have to work on). But sometimes I run into a problem where I don't know how to say what I want to say.
For instance, a couple of days ago I was going to suggest playing the song in a different key, but I realized that I don't know how to say 'key' in Hebrew... after I started speaking, and ended up not knowing how to continue. This was slightly awkward.
How do I communicate my point and get the point across, plus reduce the awkwardness?
I realize that I could have just not said anything, but I'm looking for answers that address how to deal with the awkward situation after I already tried and failed to get my point across.