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Looks like we all might need to learn Chinese

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Jerbear, Apr 24, 2007.

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  1. Jerbear

    Jerbear TS Member

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    Interesting Read...


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  2. ronbo142

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    You have a point but the Chineese are now into making money and going to war cuts into that profit margin....

    Ronbo
     
  3. grammie

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    Ohh no,,you have it backwards.....WAR makes PROFIT!!!! War----makes the economic engine perform!!! WAR----makes your economy boom!!!

    Maderin Chinese is spoken by more people in the world than the English Language has speakers!!!!!

    AKA Grammie.........
     
  4. K-80 Jim

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    Walmart has the CDs and audio book on sale this week only.....
     
  5. ffwildcat

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    looks like monty python had it right, how does that line go......"there's a thousand million of 'em so you better get to like 'em".
     
  6. flyfishinfool

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    Yep - a second language is not a bad idea. My daughter got her Bachelors in Spanish and her Masters in Nursing. So, she is a Spanish speaking Nurse Practitioner.

    Not to be out done, my 24 year old son got his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering while taking 14 hours of Chinese at the same time. He has made 3 trips to China. First summer he taught English. Second summer he worked as an engineering intern for a company that made nuts and bolts. The third time he spent a year over there as a full time student at Jio Tong University in Shanghai studying the Chinese. He just recently took on a part time engineering internship and will transfer to Fudan University (Shanghai) this fall.

    His girlfriend is an intern for a large American company and she speaks perfect English. So, Ben has gotten to meet several engineers and human resource folks over there. And they all tell him that it is extremely rare to find an American Caucasion that speaks Chinese.

    And get this - his Chinese girlfriend is completing her Masters in International Economics at Fudan University while TAKING SPANISH CLASSES AT THE SAME TIME.

    Kinda like the city mouse that visited his country cousin. A mean old tom cat approached them and the country mouse ran for his life. The city mouse stood his ground. The cat got closer. At which time the country mouse yelled "bow wow woof woof" and the cat ran off. This impressed the country cousin at which time the city mouse said "Yep, ya never know when a second language will come in handy"

    Yep, ya never know.

    Dan
     
  7. Bisi

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    Dam, now which language am I suppose to learn? I've been thinking about learning Spanish so I can converse with the 25% of the people I meet every day who don't speak English. Now you tell me I'll probably need to speak Chinese. Wish somebody would make up their mind.

    I think I'll go with Spanish, because even if the Chinese do take over the country the illegals in the US will refuse to learn Chinese forcing the Chinese to speak Spanish, which will make Spanish the de facto language of this land.
     
  8. halfmile

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    Very funny, but the Chinese will have the upper hand, and don't think they will be as nice to the Mexicans (or us) as we were.

    The Yellow Peril will be as a plague of locusts on the land. Of course Clinton was their pal. Gave them the missile guidance info and all.

    Wish I never would have had grandchildren.

    HM
     
  9. Big Al 29

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    Speak Chinese, convert to muslim, work for mexicans and become black?
     
  10. sptnclays

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    I work with a couple of Filpino's and they were saying the Chinese invaded and are occupying one of their islands.
    Let the expansion begin.
     
  11. K-80 Jim

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    I think it's a very hard to find deer like creature that is believed to live in parts of Afghanistan and other middle Eastern countries.....

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