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fluency of Mainland Chinese English-speakers (was Re: "Hindilish" & "Hinglish")

From:Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>
Date:Sunday, May 14, 2000, 3:16
In a message dated 2000/05/13 11:47:17 PM, Nik quoted me & wrote:

>Jonathan Chang wrote: >> Supposedly 10-15 % of the Mainland Chinese know some level of English. > >What does "some level" mean? That is a *very* vague term. Does it >refer to knowing a few words, or does it mean that they can speak and >understand it haltingly?
both. "some level" suppose to be vague. the fluency level is questionable.