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Turn right on the Building, go to Street 206

Beijing, China


It's been 18 months since I was last in China. My first order of business after getting my luggage upon arrival at the airport last week was to get to my friend's apartment. I had the directions all written out - in English. I would have to translate to get the driver to take me to the right place.

Problem is the word for 'street' is very close in sound, at least to Western ears, to the word for 'building:' lu verses low.

It's been 5 days. I'm better now.


permalink written by  prrrrl on August 30, 2009 from Beijing, China
from the travel blog: China 2009
tagged Sounds and Language

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