Tag Archives: Chinese

A #Foodie’s Guide to the Most Popular #British #Food

Do you enjoy food? Do you think that food is just fuel (as many British people do), or it is simply the most delightful, heavenly gift for us mortals to savour its exquisite and varied flavours, to tickle our tastebuds, to share with … Continue reading

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#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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