"Yes, I could give a 30-minute Chinese-language speech much better than Zuckerberg’s. But I will never be able to satisfy the request to do so in front of millions of people."
A familiar voice in a new location
By Deborah Fallows
"For Russians, if our hockey team wins, nothing else will matter. And if they lose, nothing else will matter."
When in doubt, try French.
The first seven are in different ways encouraging; number eight, less so.
by Deborah Fallows
By Deborah Fallows.
"Mr. Serving Dishes" comes to San Francisco and offers American manufacturers new hope.
These wacky foreigners. Sometimes you can even understand what they say!
Oooh la la!
The benefits of learning a foreign language: Australian English dept.
A new Chinese company that you have to worry about? Not exactly.
What the paramount leaders of China and Louisiana have in common.
Choose your metaphor for the 42nd president: brain part or radio personality
Why is Shakespeare's language relatively easy to understand, and Chaucer's very difficult?
The surprising connection between 'Wayne's World' and a 16th century English archbishop.
Hmmm, where is this NBC announcer really from???
It should be easy for Westerners to say Beijing, but American announcers (especially) keep saying Beizhing. This doesn't "matter," but it's interesting, at least to me.
'China in the Clouds' and other translation possibilities