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Embarrassing experiences learning Mandarin

( Updated: 2014-11-17 13:53

Zander (UK)

When I first started learning Chinese I had learnt how to ask for the wi-fi password (密码是多少), but once at a restaurant my wires got crossed and I repeatedly asked the waitress 你的号码是多少?, (what's your phone number) rather than asking for the password. This combined with the fact I was repeatedly pointing at my phone (I was trying to connect on that) led to her being rather taken aback at my forwardness!

Embarrassing experiences learning Mandarin

First prize winner of the university students group Aasa Wretman gives a Chinese speech during the "Chinese Bridge" Chinese language competition of Swedish middle school and university students in Stockholm, April 10, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

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