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Dali, China


Three new people checked into my room. They were all Chinese from Guang Zhou. We chatted the usual 'where are you from, where are you going, how long have you been traveling' conversation - all in Chinese! I was so proud of myself. They spoke slowly, I spoke slowly. But the communication worked!

Then I heard, "Beijing how long?" "One week," I answered. But he had said, "Beijing hau leng?" which means, 'is it very cold in Beijing?' proving that I'm stuck in English whether I try or not.

:-/

permalink written by  prrrrl on March 22, 2012 from Dali, China
from the travel blog: Yunnan, China
tagged Cold, Long, Proud and Mistranslation

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