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boyter 530 days ago | link | parent

That was my opinion as well.

Actually I stopped learning Chinese and living in China because I discovered the following. They were learning English faster then I could learn Chinese, and I only needed to know enough to let them know I wasn't culturally insensitive.

Not sure where the quote was but it went along the lines of "Don't try to talk in their language, because you will make a hash of it and they will have the advantage."

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