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Q: Do they actually learn others' languanges and cultures when abroad?

most of the Chinese in my country that have been living there for at least 3 years cannot speak Spanish, thoughtless of learning the country's culture and believes, but when here,foreigners must learn Chinese language and culture so they can quickly adapt to the new environment, is this case the same in your country? is there any culture better than the other?

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  I'm British so my approach to new languages is to raise my voice, get angry if necessary, and if all else fails, smash up the restaurant. 

 

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Hablas Espa;ol?? De donde eres? Yo me crie en Puerto Rico!

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I spend most of my time in China, thus I don't know. Next summer I'll be sure to hunt down the Chinese students at the local uni and ask them. I'm sure they won't mind.

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Interesting question -not a snide dig at the chinese is it?

 

In my glorious, vibrant city in the UK we have thousands of chinese students and after graduation every year a large number of them seem to disappear into the ether.   I get the impression that for whatever reasons they don't want to come back to China.   Their choice, I happen to think that there is important work for them to do here.  They apparently enjoy the 'good life' in the UK.   C'est la vie.

 

I've been here 3 years, off and on, nobody has ever tried to force me to speak mandarin.

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The Chinese in Britain are quite well known for being the most fully integrated of all the immigrant groups. Most speak English very well, (including first generation immigrants) and there are a lot less than average claiming welfare payments.

 

Now, this may be down to the fact that so few Brits speak Chinese and the alarming lack of 'second' language speakers in Britain, (the 'second' language is often English, but louder and slower) and the additional fact that English is taught in China from the age of 8 in state schools and often earlier.

 

But no, of all the immigrant groups in Britain, in general, the Chinese enjoy the best reputation. Of course that doesn't mean they are all angels, but they do have a much better reputation than some groups.

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Oh look I post in support of China and I get a thumbs down!

 

Excellent it must mean I'm getting to Coc!

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