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Old 08-02-2014, 12:07 AM
 
Location: singapore
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Which country's standard of ENglish Is better ??

I would presume it is Hong KOng ... But am I wrong ?
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Old 08-02-2014, 12:42 AM
 
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Hong Kong's English is obviously better than Taiwan's.
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Old 08-02-2014, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Hong Kong's English is obviously better than Taiwan's.
Yeah exactly.
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Old 08-02-2014, 03:09 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Hong Kong's English is declining, but I think it's mostly because the Mainland Chinese population is heavily increasing. Plus the push in Beijing to get Mandarin more prominent in the Cantonese corner of the nation.

But, all that being said, there is still an awful lot of English floating around Hong Kong as well!
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:34 PM
 
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Hong Kong. my dream
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:59 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Hong Kong, for sure. But, as another poster mentioned, English use in HK is declining.
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:06 PM
 
Location: 4222'55.2"N 7124'46.8"W
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I've visited both countries. I remember speaking English everywhere in HK and everyone was able to understand me - from the workers at McDonalds to the vendors at the Mong Kok markets. When I went to Taiwan I felt helpless. No one understood English. I tried order a "coffee" and the barista just gave me a blank stare. Then I looked at the menu and saw coffee was spelled "ka-fei", which she understood just fine lol. In the end, I mostly just pointed to things and stopped talking.
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Old 08-04-2014, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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I've visited both countries. I remember speaking English everywhere in HK and everyone was able to understand me - from the workers at McDonalds to the vendors at the Mong Kok markets. When I went to Taiwan I felt helpless. No one understood English. I tried order a "coffee" and the barista just gave me a blank stare. Then I looked at the menu and saw coffee was spelled "ka-fei", which she understood just fine lol. In the end, I mostly just pointed to things and stopped talking.
Omg it was really that bad?I knew out English is awful but I did not see this coming

Anyway next time(if there is one),ask those that look like students to help you.Honestly the students here also speak crappy English,but they know the word "coffee" lmfao.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:02 AM
 
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I've visited both countries. I remember speaking English everywhere in HK and everyone was able to understand me - from the workers at McDonalds to the vendors at the Mong Kok markets. When I went to Taiwan I felt helpless. No one understood English. I tried order a "coffee" and the barista just gave me a blank stare. Then I looked at the menu and saw coffee was spelled "ka-fei", which she understood just fine lol. In the end, I mostly just pointed to things and stopped talking.
I found Taiwan easier than China in terms of English, well mostly Taipei and the tourist areas, not so much cities like Taichung or Chiayi. It can still be problematic not knowing Mandarin though of course.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:48 PM
 
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Unlike HK, English isnt a common language in Taiwan...so I think you cannot compare them.
So there is no standard to compare in the 1st place.
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