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Chinese and from Hong Kong? I need your help!

Chinese and from Hong Kong? I need your help!

I suddenly have an exciting chance to go on a South-East-Asia jaunt via Vietnam to Hong Kong. The trouble is, I’m Chinese and I don’t speak a word of Cantonese, the local language.

Obviously, people are going to assume I can speak and read Cantonese – but when people realise that I can’t, are they just going to sit there and laugh at me before charging me the stupid tourist prices for everything, or will they just deal with me in English as they would with any other customer?

I mean, it’s bad enough when I walk into a Chinese restaurant in the UK, have to order in English and I can just see the waiter rolling his eyes…

Hong Kong slang terms

Hong Kong slang terms

A basic list of common terms used in Hong Kong

Always handy – even if it does have an Amero-centric view of it all. Then again, hey, the guy’s American Canadian. Give him a break.

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