I don't find it rude, in either direction. I have friends who post in English, Japanese, Swedish, Polish, and Lithuanian; some of their friends' responses are in English, some in the original language. If I don't understand, I use the translation feature, or one of the myriad of online free translation sites like Bing translator, etc. And I normally do respond in English. I presume that they use the translation feature if they don't understand me!
It's so easy to translate these days - at least pretty close to the correct meaning :-).