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Foreigners using Regionalisms?

Posted by zarai July 7, 2009 in the Group General Discussion.

Do Chinese look down at/feel insulted by foreigners using regionalisms when speaking Mandarin or speaking with a regional accent?

I'm not a native speaker of English, but I have a rather thick Irish accent (too much listening to RTE? I have no clue) - and it seems that, on occasion, someone is offended by that, which made me wonder whether the same thing might happen in China if you overdo the 儿化 or use words favoured in other regions.

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