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Chinese as the new lingua franca

Posted by goulnik September 24, 2007 in the Group General Discussion.

I am sitting at a Korean eating place while on a businessss trip to Barcelona... Korean? only at the top of the restaurant menu. All the posters are for Japanese beer, lanterns in Japanese, and staff speaks very clear putonghua to each other. Since I don't speak any Spanish and they didn't have a menu in English, 中 文 came in very handy, and after the initial uh? and me replying 你 不 会 说 中 文 吗 ?I learnt that only the 大 老 板 big boss is from Korea... so here we go, that's the new esperanto amigos!

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