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.