Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Mar 2009
    • Posts: 251
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Smile I didn't know better

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

    -----------------
    "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.)

  1. JohnParis's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • France

    • Join Date: Oct 2011
    • Posts: 774
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    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.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •