[LINK] "Group Assessment"

David dlochrin at key.net.au
Wed Sep 4 12:03:33 AEST 2019

On 4/09/2019 10:26 am, Roger Clarke wrote:

> I imagine that when a Shangainese, a Beijinger and a Shenzenee walk into a pub, they look askance at one another from time to time, whether they're talking in their own versions of Putonghua *or* of English.

When living in Hong Kong I had occasion to ask the woman who looked after our apartment to pass a message to another Chinese person, but it seems she was Shangainese and the other person was from a northern province; conversing was then so difficult they compromised with less than perfect English.  On the other hand, I understand a Japanese can understand a good half of a Chinese newspaper.

David L.

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