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Q: How often do you use Chinese Language in your home Country?

We use both at home and depending where we are and what we are talking about we will speak in Chinese. I must admit I love catching people by surprise when I answer them in what they assume would be a impossible for me to do . what are your exploits ? and I have no idea why this thing is typing in boldcrying

8 years 26 weeks ago in  Arts & Entertainment - China

 
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Only when I yell "NIHAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" at Chinese looking people in shopping malls. 

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  I hope you don't forget to laugh after saying it, because there's literally nothing funnier in this entire world than saying hello to someone; it really is just f***ing hilarious.

8 years 26 weeks ago
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yup, it's not evident from the clip, but saying "hello" was the basis of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gpjk_MaCGM

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And then you add "IT'S PAYBACK TIME B*****S NIAHARHARHAR"

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I tried that too (well, "Ni hao waiguoren!!!!"). They ended up being really confused. Likely, they never experienced that reversal, never had to think of themselves in terms of the "foreigners" who stood out.

 

Or maybe it was that they were all speaking Japanese. 

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I speak Mandarin with my wife sometimes out of China, like in the Philippines or at home in Canada. 

 

Since most people don't understand we can discuss things or I can explain things to her in Chinese so she isn't embarrassed. In China, English is like our secret language... because most people can't really understand when not around foreigners.

 

And outside China it turns to Chinese.  

 

 

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  Does saying "Two spling lolls an' a numba flee" count? (Oh God, that's so lame).

diverdude1:

stole my answer!  lmao    totally classic

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Only when I yell "NIHAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" at Chinese looking people in shopping malls. 

mArtiAn:

  I hope you don't forget to laugh after saying it, because there's literally nothing funnier in this entire world than saying hello to someone; it really is just f***ing hilarious.

8 years 26 weeks ago
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yup, it's not evident from the clip, but saying "hello" was the basis of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gpjk_MaCGM

8 years 26 weeks ago
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DrMonkey:

And then you add "IT'S PAYBACK TIME B*****S NIAHARHARHAR"

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Mateusz:

I tried that too (well, "Ni hao waiguoren!!!!"). They ended up being really confused. Likely, they never experienced that reversal, never had to think of themselves in terms of the "foreigners" who stood out.

 

Or maybe it was that they were all speaking Japanese. 

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Ai-ya? Sometimes I use that when I go back home. Not often tho. There aren't a lot of Chinese in my hometown.

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Speaking Chinese with Chinese people is challenging.

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Not every time just in rare cases otherwise speaks British English.

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only 2 words Tongue
" ni hao "  and " xie xie "
 

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A new account doing the same job, might as well not change accounts. 

philbravery:

Sadly about 75% of the accounts are created by admin or TwAT . ecc is pretty much dead and ripe . i see you didn't get a GT reply to your post . the market would be ready for a new site .

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Too often. "You're the foreigner, small-eyes"

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Never used it back in the UK but I did one time in Bali...

 

Was sat outside a nice coffee shop in Ubud, espresso on table, enjoying watching the world go by while having a smoke. Chinese couple, 30-something order drinks...like a lot of us do here by pointing at the menu. Next thing there’s a bit of polite confusion...lady is asking for something in Chinese, Balinese staff have no idea. I’m a bit of a nosey sod so look over...

 

“Bu yao bing kuai” says the lady, “what?” replies the barista...so being a helpful soul walked over and asked “ni bu yao bing kuai ma?”  I get an amazed look and a “shi de” back. Tell barista she doesn’t want ice & go back to my seat. Next thing I’m getting thanked and told my Chinese is “li hai”! Had brief conversation with them and they went away smiling. 

 

Nice to be helpful sometimes...

 

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