davidhu wrote:one-word-plastics wrote:Mei wen ti in South China. Good reception in Shenzhen.
I'm just curious: are you getting by in Shenzhen with English? Or do you speak Mandarin? Funny thing: I visited Hong Kong once and I actually had an easier time getting around speaking English than I did with Mandarin--and I'm fluent in it!
I'm ashamed to say... After 25 years of traveling in the Shenzhen area I only know about 100 words of Chinese. The reason is simple - I'm always surrounded by English speaking people. And with picture menus, phrase books, iPhone translation apps, and a few other tricks I've never been pressed to learn very much Chinese. I really should know more Chinese.