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Why the Chinese are infinitely more important than Western tourists to Thailand

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12 minutes ago, ThomasThBKK said:



Just because hotel staff speaks English doesn't mean anything lol...

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It means staff speak your language,that’s good ? No?

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It means staff speak your language,that’s good ? No?
Staff of western hotel chains.... How helpful, they do everywhere...
You are out of luck if you leave Shanghai and go to places like Wuhan.


South Korea is another such place...







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2 hours ago, ThomasThBKK said:

Rubbish...

I work in IT and even there most programmers actually don't speak any English. I don't even know how they program as every programming language is based on English somehow.
But that explains the quality i guess...

Just because hotel staff speaks English doesn't mean anything lol...

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Honestly, a programmer does not need to speak english. A person working in sales to tourists, needs/does. So take your rubbish out.

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Honestly, a programmer does not need to speak english. A person working in sales to tourists, needs/does. So take your rubbish out.
Yeah because source code should not be documented thoroughly in english right, yeez...and because documentation from. Pretty much every software project is not in English....


Same for engineering, it's english. Thai engineers document in English, Germans do, French do, Indians anyway - it is and will be English and nothing else.


We are just saying most Chinese don't speak English in China and just because your Western Hotel chain does, doesn't mean chinese are proficient in English....

Not sure what you can't understand there.




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20 hours ago, Sealbash said:

Right. The Brits can take the credit for Singapore’s successes

Dam decent of you to recognise this fact 🙂 

As previously stated having the largest, busiest & most efficient port in the world, ideally positioned for far east trade, was also a help.

LKY, higher education was off course in "Brit" land, so he was well versed in making money at the expense of the less fortunate.

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30 minutes ago, CGW said:

 

LKY, higher education was off course in "Brit" land, so he was well versed in making money at the expense of the less fortunate.

A lot of SEA leaders are and were educated in west. Not surprising as most of the area was still wilderness only 60y ago. The homegrown despots are starting to emerge now that colonies are gone. Downhill.

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On 5/6/2019 at 11:27 AM, ZeVonderBearz said:

How about the spread of pop culture? What have the Chinese spread culturally other than their love of pursuing monies? Not once yet have i heard any Thai smash out a Chinese song at the karaoke or listened to a Thai talk about their favourite Chinese movie or TV show. Never has a Thai talked in length about their favourite Chinese football team. This is why the junta is chasing the Chinese tourist dollar and long term Chinese immigrant as they know that the Chinese will drain them dry of every last baht but the Chinese will never question power as they are just as brain washed as the Thais.

Do you really think manipulative Hollywood Movies and degenerate Pop Music is something to be proud Of ?

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I do not understand Why People here care so much ? What do i care what other Tourists spend in their Holidays and where they come from.

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1 minute ago, Karlsson said:

I do not understand Why People here care so much ? What do i care what other Tourists spend in their Holidays and where they come from.

Because you will be in the middle of them. A big factor in holiday atmosphere. Not many would think to compare Bangkok with Moscow or Beijing or Mumbai, but that's what you'll get at tourist spots. Not the little Stockholm or Berlin it was a decade ago.

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2 minutes ago, DrTuner said:

Because you will be in the middle of them. A big factor in holiday atmosphere. Not many would think to compare Bangkok with Moscow or Beijing or Mumbai, but that's what you'll get at tourist spots. Not the little Stockholm or Berlin it was a decade ago.

thats True. i prefer to be with People of European Stock aswell, which will soon not even be possible in most of our Home Countries. But why this Discussions about who spends how Much and all that economic Dick measuring in here between Countries ?

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19 hours ago, Enki said:

Considering that many Thai are actually of Chinese decent (recently, not 1000 years ago) Mandarin is already prominent. Considering that most Thai speak 3 or 4 languages, your post makes no sense anyway.

For the very few who still speak some Chinese language, it will rather be Teochew or another Southern Chinese language, not Mandarin.

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19 hours ago, DrTuner said:

Aren't those Hong Kongers? Born when it was still a British colony?

 

There are popular culture references, sure, but banned in China, I quite like this one:

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Not banned in China.

 

Neither is the letter 'n' as was reported in the ludicrous western press where you obviously get all your information.

 

Hong Kong people are Chinese. I don't think Fatty Pang fathered any of them.

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5 hours ago, ThomasThBKK said:

Yeah because source code should not be documented thoroughly in english right, yeez...and because documentation from. Pretty much every software project is not in English....


Same for engineering, it's english. Thai engineers document in English, Germans do, French do, Indians anyway - it is and will be English and nothing else.


We are just saying most Chinese don't speak English in China and just because your Western Hotel chain does, doesn't mean chinese are proficient in English....

Not sure what you can't understand there.




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Source code is usually documented in the language of the programmer ... it does not make any sense to use a foreign language to describe "... die Geschäftslogik der Netzbetreiber bezüglich Reserveenergie und Ausgleichsenergie speziell, wenn es um Bilanzkreise geht, und Ausgleichsenergie ein rein mathematisches Konstrukt ist ...". 

 

Good luck to get an english translation for that, which a spanish, german, polish or indian programmer understands. I bet a month wage you can not even find an english translation: you can understand.  

 

> Same for engineering, it's english.

 

No it isn't. Engineering documents are always first in the language it is aimed for. Why the funk would a german write an engineering document in english when he never intends to work on it internationally? French ... hahaha ...

 

BTW: pretending you are either an engineer or a programmer when you clearly are not makes no sense ... just saying.

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23 hours ago, Sealbash said:

Right. The Brits can take the credit for Singapore’s successes


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Successful defense against Japan?

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5 hours ago, Father Fintan Stack said:

LOL absolute and unadulterated nonsense.

Nonsense? You seem to be not very well educated.

My wife speaks "high Thai", "Isaan Dialect" (which is its own language), Lao and English. My ex GF speaks Chinese, "high Thai", English, Lao and "northern Thai Dialect" (which is considered its own language).

Basically every Thai speaks "high Thai", his local language and the neighbouring countries language, may it be Cambodia, Burma or Laos.

That means: nearly every Thai already speaks 2 or 3 languages ... if they speak english or chinese, or even both it is 1 or 2 more languages ... (and in my wifes family: everyone at least speaks 2 or 3 languages)

 

How many do you speak? I have to admit my Thai is poor and I only speak german and english fluently, and can not even speak my local german dialect (which is not considered its own language, in case you wonder) However I can read and understand French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese 😛

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