Why We Speak in Different Language?
There are two special guys studying Taiji in the park, both them understand little Chinese, one guy comes from the United States, the other from Hongkong. The Hongkong man can speak in Guangdong language, but he could not understand what we say in Putonghua.
When Shifu teaches some action or trick, the two guys need others' help to understand the meaning, fortunately there are several people can speak in English, they could tell them the meaning or translate all the words. An old man, we call him Xiong Shifu or little bear, have studied here one year more, he knows both Guangdong language and common language.
Seems an interesting phenomenon. I remember that i talked with an old man who spoken the local patois in Zhejiang, China in the railway station, i spoke in Putonghua, he understood what i said, but when he said in his dialect, i don't know instead, finally we talk in English that we were not good at. It's really interesting. Almost every language in the world has dialect, I only know Queen's English. Can i travel the world easily just by speaking English?
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