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    #11
    She'd still have to know a bit of English.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    She'd still have to know a bit of English.
    Maybe she has "guanxi" (connections) with the principal - guanxi will get you everywhere in China :D

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    #13
    How do you say 'nepotism' in Chinese?


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    How do you say 'nepotism' in Chinese?
    Found it: It's "Qun Dai Guan Xi" 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shane
    At one of the schools I teach English here, the head English teacher cannot speak English!

    She always speaks to the foreigners in Chinese :?
    Shane, are you a foreigner teaching English in China? In which city/Province are you living?


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    Quote Originally Posted by comicer

    Shane, are you a foreigner teaching English in China? In which city/Province are you living?
    Yes, I am English, living & working in dalian, Liaoning province. :)

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    #17
    Quote Originally Posted by shane
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    How do you say 'nepotism' in Chinese?
    Found it: It's "Qun Dai Guan Xi" 8)
    Thanks- I have a student who's doing a paper on management in China and wanted the word in English, so I want to impress him by checking if that was the word he had in mind. BTW- how hard is Chinese to learn? You hear people say it's the hardest language, etc; how long did it take you and how good is your, if you don't mind?

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    #18
    Russian is a pretty hard language to learn. (I have been reading a book about Condoleezza Rice. She took Russian in college. She's multilingual.)

    :)

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