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Old 01-24-2014, 08:52 PM
 
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No I don't hate them. I also acknowledge other countries in Asia that have Latin influence like East Timor and Goa ... I think East Timor is more Latin than Macau because they have absorbed more the Portuguese culture ( language, names and religion ) .
Oh and Guam and the Marinara islands have Spanish influences as well.
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Old 04-17-2017, 03:12 PM
 
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In Macau "Macanese" refers to people who are mixed Portuguese-Han Chinese and/or have adopted elements of Portuguese culture. The vast majority of locals are Cantonese-speaking Han Chinese and are not referred to as "Macanese".

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They are not Chinese, they are Macanese. Nobody asked them if they wanted to be Chinese, the Chicoms forced Portugal to return Portuguese land without consulting the inhabitants.
The SCMP said in 2009 there is a revival of Portuguese http://www.scmp.com/article/683202/p...comeback-macau

This is partly because Macau's laws are written in Portuguese. In addition trade with Portuguese-speaking Africa is a major priority.

Also in 2013 some Portuguese people came to Macau to get jobs http://www.portugaldailyview.com/wha...to-macau-soars

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Portuguese language and culture is fading out in macau.
Chinese people in macau dislike the portuguese people. People prefer learning english than learning portuguese. Macau people knows Portugal is a weak country unlike China, US and UK.

Portuguese people visiting macau find the city very Chinese except the history.
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:46 AM
 
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As a citizen of China, I must say that Macau seldom come into our view. There are few report on Macau in the country's media coverage. Taiwan and Hong Kong has independent movements, political elections, technology innovations, stock markets, etc. What does Macau have?

So, I think it's no strange that Portuguese is fading out. I'd suggest Macauese students not waste time on learning Portuguese, but learn Chinese and English.
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:59 AM
 
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As a citizen of China, I must say that Macau seldom come into our view. There are few report on Macau in the country's media coverage. Taiwan and Hong Kong has independent movements, political elections, technology innovations, stock markets, etc. What does Macau have?

So, I think it's no strange that Portuguese is fading out. I'd suggest Macauese students not waste time on learning Portuguese, but learn Chinese and English.

Macau is the world gambling capital by far. In comparison to Macau, Las Vegas and Monte Carlo are children's game.



As to Portuguese, of course it wil die out.

HK has "independent movements"? Where and how? The possibility is close to zero.
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:44 PM
 
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it will die. botticelli will send all non-mandarin speaks to labor camps in the north.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:29 PM
 
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Portuguese is already dead in Macau as a spoken language. It is spoken natively by 0.6% of the population, there's no coming back from that.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:33 PM
 
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they're better off speaking english anyway
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:40 PM
 
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HK has "independent movements"? Where and how? The possibility is close to zero.
I don't disagree with the how, but there is definitely a movement for independence.

https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/2...-cuhk-survery/

"nearly 40% of Hongkongers aged 15 to 24 supported the territory becoming an independent entity, whereas 17.4% of the overall respondents supported independence, while 3.6% stated that they think it is "possible" July 2016

Again, don't take my post as I think it will happen. Beijing won't allow an independent Hong Kong and over time Hong Kong culture will be eroded by mainland culture.
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:43 AM
 
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they're better off speaking english anyway
as a second language, yes, just like the rest of China.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:35 AM
 
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As a citizen of China, I must say that Macau seldom come into our view. There are few report on Macau in the country's media coverage. Taiwan and Hong Kong has independent movements, political elections, technology innovations, stock markets, etc. What does Macau have?

So, I think it's no strange that Portuguese is fading out. I'd suggest Macauese students not waste time on learning Portuguese, but learn Chinese and English.
You can't compare Macau and Taiwan and Hong Kong. It's tiny, it's the size of a few neighborhoods. Once a Portuguese told me that the media rarely ever spoke about Macau and that few and far between Portuguese nationals choose to live there. Nearly no one speaks French in Vietnam, it's like even some vietnamese aren't even aware their country had french presence no so long ago. Portuguese will have a similar fate, it will remain as historic Macanese. Chinese people are too proud of their culture to give up on any of it.
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