Tourist From China Impressed As He Is Able To Get By Using Only Mandarin In KL
His experiment proved the versatility of Malaysians when it comes to languages.
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Malaysia is a country with various races, cultures and languages. As a Malaysian, one can proudly say that other than one’s own mother tongue and the national language, one can also speak or understand another language.
To find out if this is indeed true, a content creator from Guang Dong, China came here and decided to travel around the Klang Valley while only speaking Mandarin.
To make it interesting, the man identified only as Zhou, spoke the dialect just like how it is spoken in China which is quite different from the Mandarin spoken here.
This experiment was recorded and shared on the Douyin social media platform.
At the beginning of the video, Zhou takes a cab to the Pavilion shopping mall and he was very happy to see Chinese wordings on signboards at luxury boutiques. In the video, he focused on one outlet; TSL.
He remarked that it felt jut like home as he could hear others around him conversing in Chinese.
Zhou then proceeded with his experiment and entered Five Guys for food.
He started a conversation with the cashier there in Mandarin.
The cashier could not understand what he was saying and called someone else to assist.
He asked if the cashier was a Chinese national and she replied that she wasn’t from China but is Chinese by race.
The next stop for him was the Ray Ban optical shop. In there, he was assisted by a hijab-wearing salesperson.
Zhou said he was able to speak in Mandarin in any shop he entered, including at the reception of a hotel.
Zhou concluded that a Chinese National can come and enjoy Malaysia by just speaking Chinese.
It’s not a problem to use Mandarin because basically, (Malaysians) all know 3 languages: the official language is Malay so everyone knows it, majority of people speak English, and most people – if they look Chinese, or even if they don’t look Chinese, can speak Chinese. So, if you only know how to speak Chinese in Malaysia, it’s not a problem.Zhou the China Content Creator
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