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Fascinating Old Handbook for Chinese Heading Overseas

半唐番英语 4

In Chinese, hello is 你好。 What? Can't read characters? Just say knee-how (or nǐhǎo1, nixao2 or niihao3). What about the reverse, though? How do Chinese learn English if they can't read Latin alphabets? Can you use characters, instead? Can "Hello" be written as 河罗 (héluō4). Can "Who is he?" be spelled out as "夫,衣寺,希" (fu ...

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