Tag Archives: Chinese

#Translation Can Be Stupid & Comical: #Chinese, #Spanish and #English Signs For Laughs

During the interesting and engaging discussions on my post Bilingual Readers: Do You Prefer to Read in English or in Your Mother Tongue?,  I got ‘chatting’ with many smart, multilingual professional translators on LinkedIn including Phyllis Eisenstadt. On learning that we both collect funny … Continue reading

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Bilingual #Readers: Do you Prefer to Read Books in English or in your Mother Tongue?

As a bilingual person myself, fully competent in my mother tongue Chinese and English as a foreign language, I am curious. Given the choice of reading in English and your own language, whatever that may be, which would you pick? … Continue reading

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Learning to Speak #English Is Fun! (#LanguageJokes Part One)

Not long ago, I was an English teacher, both in China and in the UK. I still offer language tuition, and I have seen many of my students struggling to master another language. I have come across many international students, … Continue reading

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The #MoonFestival: Chinese Mid-Autumn Customs, Celebrations, Legends & Poems #中秋节

I witness bright Moonlight in front of my bed. I suspect it to be hoary frost on the floor. I watch the bright Moon, as I tilt back my head. I yearn, while stooping, for my homeland more. The poem … Continue reading

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