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Old 05-11-2021, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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Do you guys see Mandarin becoming a lingua franca, at least in Korea/Japan and southeast asia?

Do you think Koreans and Japanese will eventually communicate with each other in Chinese instead of English? Same with perhaps Vietnamese and Japanese/Koreans, etc....
Lol, no.
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Old 05-11-2021, 08:56 PM
 
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Do you guys see Mandarin becoming a lingua franca, at least in Korea/Japan and southeast asia?

Do you think Koreans and Japanese will eventually communicate with each other in Chinese instead of English? Same with perhaps Vietnamese and Japanese/Koreans, etc....
No.
Even though Kanji (literally means Han characters) are the adopted logographic Chinese characters that are used in the Japanese writing system, along with hiragana, katakana and rōmaji.

Hangul effectively replaced Hanja only in the 20th century.
Hanja refers to those Chinese characters borrowed from Chinese and incorporated into the Korean language with Korean pronunciation.
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Old 05-12-2021, 09:51 PM
 
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A lot of workers in Thailand will speak to "chinese-looking" tourists in Chinese instead of English. When you travel to Seoul, most workers in the tourism industry speak Chinese.
I have been to Seoul and Busan before and know that it is extremely rare to find locals in South Korea who can speak Chinese lol
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Old 05-13-2021, 01:37 PM
 
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I have been to Seoul and Busan before and know that it is extremely rare to find locals in South Korea who can speak Chinese lol
Have you not been to Myeong-dong in Seoul?
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Old 05-13-2021, 10:13 PM
 
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Have you not been to Myeong-dong in Seoul?
Their sale staff are from China.
It was the same here in Vancouver before the pandemic, big houses like Celine, Channel, Coaches, Gucci, Hermes, LV ... hiring Mandarin speaking fresh undergrads from Canadian universities. Many of them earned 6-figure incomes, much better than slogging at an office.



https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUser...eet-Seoul.html
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Old 05-15-2021, 12:18 AM
 
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If China will indeed become a superpower then yes, there's a big chance it will become the most widely spoken international language.
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Old 05-17-2021, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix
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If China will indeed become a superpower then yes, there's a big chance it will become the most widely spoken international language.
When you jump into a thread 6 pages in and haven't bothered to read anything...
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Old 05-18-2021, 11:18 AM
 
Location: BC Canada
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The chances of Mandarin overtaking English as the world's dominant international language is somewhere between zero and nil.

The key word here is "international" and Mandarin is basically useless outside China. It's not the number of people who use the language but rather the number of countries that do. If there was another language that could overtake English {and there isn't one} would be Spanish which is used widely in many different countries.
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Old 05-20-2021, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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The chances of Mandarin overtaking English as the world's dominant international language is somewhere between zero and nil.

The key word here is "international" and Mandarin is basically useless outside China. It's not the number of people who use the language but rather the number of countries that do. If there was another language that could overtake English {and there isn't one} would be Spanish which is used widely in many different countries.
Yep. Or French even.
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Old 05-20-2021, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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My wife is Korean (Born and Educated in Seoul), she might know 10 Chinese Characters at most.
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