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Old 05-09-2017, 10:55 AM
 
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Brexit to hit Goans using Portuguese route to UK | world | Hindustan Times

Goan Voice UK: Supplement to Siridao to Swindon

Sadly immigrants from Goa to Swindon have been perceived as dirty, poor and taking away jobs. Same things which they accuse other Indians of.
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Old 05-09-2017, 11:14 AM
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Brexit to hit Goans using Portuguese route to UK | world | Hindustan Times

Goan Voice UK: Supplement to Siridao to Swindon

Sadly immigrants from Goa to Swindon have been perceived as dirty, poor and taking away jobs. Same things which they accuse other Indians of.
Well they are being judged by some people's perception of what UK standards are not Goan standards.
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Old 12-02-2017, 02:29 AM
 
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Eventually out because most chinese people in macau dislike the period ruled by Portuguese, ineffective, corrupt and discriminatory. Most Chinese people in Macau are also not interested in the Portuguese language and cultures.
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:51 AM
 
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I agree
me too.
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Old 06-20-2018, 12:23 AM
 
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Twin duplicate copy of Goa India’s own vibrant version of colonialism. Brazil is outside of this family judging at the entire story. Undeniable decrease in these people that are from stages of antiquity. Modern isn’t even part of the equation. At least there are those buildings around that won’t ever magically disappear.
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Old 05-11-2019, 11:27 AM
 
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A small number of people in Macau learn Portuguese, it is not considered important in Macau.
It is an official language there but most officials are not able to speak or read Portuguese.
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Old 05-28-2019, 12:57 AM
 
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A small number of people in Macau learn Portuguese, it is not considered important in Macau.
It is an official language there but most officials are not able to speak or read Portuguese.
But anyone who works for the Macau gov't is required to have a certain level of Portuguese to be employed. Many of the lawyers in Macau also come from Portugual, as the law is written in Portuguese.

But, that being said, most people living in Macau are not working for the gov't and not practicing Law, so for the mass majority of locals, few would know any Portuguese at all.
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:01 AM
 
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If I remember from my time in Macau 3 years back, Cantonese and Mandarin were almost exclusively languages used. I did not hear anyone speaking Portuguese.
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Old 05-28-2019, 10:20 AM
 
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Most of the people speak Cantonese when not at home if they can, including people of mixed Chinese and Portuguese ancestries , including the people without an Asian look, the full Portuguese and other foreigners grown up in Macau. Mandarin is spoken by most younger people, for talking with mainland tourists, older people are not fluent in mandarin because their education was different.

Only true for some posts, not all posts have such requirements. Such requirement is not realistic in Macau , serious manpower shortage will be the result. Most educated people in Macau studied their degrees in Chinese or English in Macau and elsewhere. Very few had their education in Portuguese.

Many lawyers nowadays are Chinese graduated from the university of Macau. The law is written in both Chinese and Portuguese. The Chinese doesn't like the Portuguese, cannot communicate directly with them, and many like to hire Chinese professionals instead. Traditional Chinese is the main language of public administration and law now, Cantonese is the main language in meetings. Macau law is not exactly the same as Portuguese law, it has been modified to a small extent to suit the needs of Macau after returning to Chinese rule.

The government has some translators to translate Chinese into Portuguese for the benefit of the very small Portuguese speaking community.

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Old 05-28-2019, 10:47 AM
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Most of the people speak Cantonese when not at home if they can, including people of mixed Chinese and Portuguese ancestries , including the people without an Asian look, the full Portuguese and other foreigners grown up in Macau. Mandarin is spoken by most younger people, for talking with mainland tourists, older people are not fluent in mandarin because their education was different.

Only true for some posts, not all posts have such requirements. Such requirement is not realistic in Macau , serious manpower shortage will be the result. Most educated people in Macau studied their degrees in Chinese or English in Macau and elsewhere. Very few had their education in Portuguese.

Many lawyers nowadays are Chinese graduated from the university of Macau. The law is written in both Chinese and Portuguese. The Chinese doesn't like the Portuguese, cannot communicate directly with them, and many like to hire Chinese professionals instead. Traditional Chinese is the main language of public administration and law now, Cantonese is the main language in meetings. Macau law is not exactly the same as Portuguese law, it has been modified to a small extent to suit the needs of Macau after returning to Chinese rule.

The government has some translators to translate Chinese into Portuguese for the benefit of the very small Portuguese speaking community.
What does this mean? Is this a language or a cultural issue?
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