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Why do Westerners IN CHINA find it impolite and rude when Chinese speak their own language together,|
Some Foreigners ( wrongly called Westerners to all people who is not chinesse in China) experience this situations anywhere.
As the another poster Hearthome said in her conversation with her classmate in a restaurant who share the same conversation with the UK husband, I remenber a conversation between spanish friends in a restaurant in USA where also a couple of americans shared with us, in one moment we (the spanishs) started talking in our language, but with no intention to said something bad about the american couple, just was a small conversation who was easy for us to understand what we want to said, but I saw the couple felt uncomfortable with that, and for sure was IMPOLITE, they didn’t say anything , just a smile, but we were wrong, and we apologized them and also we told in the best way possible the story
When we share a diner, a conversation or anything in a group of persons it’s better and fine to have a conversation where everybody understand and avoid missunderstandings, if one of the persons doesn’t speak english is understandable, but if everybody speak english and suddenly start speaking their own language , well, could be impolite for the others who wont understand.
but when Chinese or any foreigner goes to the West the Westerners not only speak their own language together but expect the Chinese/foriegner to speak their language.
Again, I don’t understand what West are you talking about, but I can tell you in USA as multiculture country, everybody has their rights and are protected by law, and as u said when chinesse or any foreigner goes there ( this time you mentioned foreigner in right and proper way, good ) if they want to work in that country, for sure they have to speak english, it’s not only local people expectation ,it’s the only wayt for the inmigrant to succes in their jobs learning and talking english.
So if you can notice there are two different situations here.
One is talking in a group of friends as Hearthome and my story and
The other is the person MUST speak english to understand, to work and to survive in another country.
All this situations happen anywhere, in any country.
And why the hell do the Chinese allow themselves to be bullied and told what to do in THEIR OWN COUNTRY???
Then again, Chinese do have an inferiority complex...
Just reading your post # 36 saddly I can say you have inferiority complex, and you were off topic, anyway
At least you speak english good, right?