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    Exclamation In china chinese is just a food. meaning please

    Thank you all who have already answered the phrase. I think I should have asked the meaning with context. I heard somebody saying that "from my past relationship I have learned that In china chinese is just a food." What does it mean? Can please somebody explain this to me?
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    Default Re: In china chinese is just a food. meaning please

    Hello! Here's what I would interpret that to mean: When you're in the country of China, there's no need to say, for instance, that you're going to have Chinese for dinner, because I would suspect that the Chinese people are not calling their food Chinese food like we would/do in the US. I hope this helps :)

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    Default Re: In china chinese is just a food. meaning please

    I think it means that things that are considered exotic or foreign in one place, are considered commonplace and ordinary in another place.

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    Default Re: In china chinese is just a food. meaning please

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    I think it means that things that are considered exotic or foreign in one place, are considered commonplace and ordinary in another place.
    LOL. You said it much better, and less wordy, than I did :)

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