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Changes in the local Chinese language

Popularity 7Viewed 7060 times 2017-1-16 22:19 |Personal category:Midwest Observations|System category:Life| Chinese, local

Since I've come to China, I have noticed a few changes with regard to how individuals talk here in Guangdong Province. I will write them in pin-yin.

1. A waitress used to be called "xiao jie." Now I'm told you can't say that anymore because it would be quite insulting. Now people say "Mei nu."

2. Nowadays I have noticed people will just say "zao" early in the morning instead of "zao shang hao."

3. Most noticeable, now everyone says "bye bye" either instead of "zai jian" or after it. A conversation does not feel complete without an English "bye bye."

I wonder if it's the same in other parts of China.




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Reply Report sjfreedom 2017-1-23 12:29
if you know Chinese well, you would find more and more English, Japanese and korean phrase are filling chinese people's daily conversation

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  • Changes in the local Chinese language 2017-6-4 21:26

    The waitress was seldome called "xiaojie". Because it is impolit. "Xiaojie" is an adress for someone who is making money by prositution in Guangdong.
    the culture is also affected by Hongkong,because it is near HK.

  • Changes in the local Chinese language 2017-1-23 12:29

    if you know Chinese well, you would find more and more English, Japanese and korean phrase are filling chinese people's daily conversation

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