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    Is english a common language in Singapore? You'd think they'd want to speak in chinese over english.

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    http://www.chinese-outpost.com/language/ its a great site for beginning and then i went to www.chinesepod.com to learn vocab, im learning fast (i think, to be my first week of study)
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    JLAP, English is first language and Chinese/Hindi/Malay/Tamil are considered as second language or mother tongue by schools. But 80% of the students come from English-speaking homes. Mother tongue has become English and no longer the rest of the languages.

    I am considered the "older" generation by my students because I am fluent in both Mandarin, English and the dialects. On the other hand, my dad (educated in a chinese school) thinks I suck at Mandarin!
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    WOW! I had no idea English was the first language of singapore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]I'd love to be able to speak French fluently but unless it comes via osmosis, that's not gonna happen.
    PAK! Start dating a French guy.

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    i dont get it lauderdale...

    oh yea... Alot of countrys now adays speak english.. its like the universal language...

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]PAK! Start dating a French guy.
    lol Not a bad idea. Know any?? Actually I'd rather date a deaf guy and brush up on my signing. hehe
    "Fox terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs." - Jerome K. Jerome

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    *french laugh* Huogh huogh huogh ! vraiment le fendoir
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