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Post time 2007-5-1 18:42:59 |Display all floors

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Post time 2007-5-2 01:11:48 |Display all floors

Re: #36 - Most French people understand "toilet"

Of course, because it is "toilette" in French!

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Post time 2007-5-2 03:33:36 |Display all floors
你可能不知到,很多外国人不喜欢这个单词‘老外’。有一点‘我不管你是哪国人,反正你不是中国人’的意思。你们在这里用‘老外’,‘外国人’,'foreigners'- 我觉得你意思其实是'English-speakers'.  'Foreigners'包括法国人,巴西人,埃及人,日本人, 等等- 不一定都是说英语的。 而且,在英国用'foreigner'这个单词有点不礼貌。
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Post time 2007-5-2 04:05:42 |Display all floors
"maybe we should ask more foreigners"

I think instead of writing 'foreigners' here you should write 'English-speakers'.  Some people find it offensive to be labelled as 老外 or 外国人; it suggests that you don't care which country they are from, the only important thing is that they are not Chinese.  Most 'foreigners' have worse English than you- think of people in South America, Africa, the Middle East, etc.  Most Chinglish is harmless, but using 'foreigner' too much can give a bad impression.

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Post time 2007-5-2 16:53:46 |Display all floors
very good information. i enjoyed it.

http://englishview.blog.sohu.com/44152490.html
http://theology.blog.sohu.com
http://englishview.blog.sohu.com/

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Post time 2007-5-2 16:56:38 |Display all floors
我还听到美国人说,美国人很少说:How are you getting along with your translation?
而经常说:How is your translation coming out?
http://theology.blog.sohu.com
http://englishview.blog.sohu.com/

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Post time 2007-5-2 17:02:37 |Display all floors
我曾经听到一位师范大学的老师说,一般不说
how to spell the word? 而说 How do you spell the word? 我当时都不相信,后来见到了美国人,我故意这么说,结果被美国人纠正过。因为前者不是完整的句子,一般用作主语、宾语、同位语等成分。后来我还问过几位美国朋友,得到了相同的答案。我很少见到英国人,即使偶尔见到了,也未必想得起来。
http://theology.blog.sohu.com
http://englishview.blog.sohu.com/

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