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Chatting with Monks

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My companion and I walked around Chiang Mai on the first day off the overnight train from Bangkok. We were a little tired from...
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Linguist Olympics

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For a short time before the Beijing Olympics in 2008, I taught at a language center in Shenzhen. It wasn't entirely legal as the...
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Works Like Magic

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While in China I encountered many signs that didn't make much sense. Most of these signs were written in Chinglish and poorly translated. Despite...
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Useful Language

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Learning some basics in any language can be useful. In Chinese, it's important to also learn some hand signals.
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Poetic Chinglish

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Whether it's about an official government sign or just a restaurant menu, everyone who has been to China has stories of Chinglish.
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Hablas Español?

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More than a few people asked me if I speak Spanish prior to and after my journey to Panama. My answer was rather jumbled.