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    frindle is offline Member
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    Smile I didn't know better

    Hello. Would you tell me what the underlined phrase means in this context?

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    "Oh, my God, they know English. They speak perferct English," said Lexi.
    "Well, duh. They live here, work here, most likely go to school here. They
    had to know some English," I said.
    But the truth is I was just as surprised as she was.
    Unlike Lexi, I was ashamed that I didn't know better.

    (Here they means a Chinese family who runs a Chinese restaurant in their neighborhood.)

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    JohnParis is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: I didn't know better

    Unlike Lexi, I was ashamed that I didn't realize that the family would speak perfect English for the reasons I just gave above.

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