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My multilingual Chinese friend

I asked a Hong Kong Chinese friend if she spoke French:

Yes!“, she replied “Louis Vuitton, Hermes, and croissant

and “so how’s your Irish?” I ask

Heineken” she replies.

My multilingual Chinese friend

As Confucius put it:

“Real knowedge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance”

知之为知之,不知为不知,是知也

(Zhīzhī wéi zhīzhī bùzhī wéi bùzhī shì zhīyě)

Analects of Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC)

While gregarious Irishman Oscar Wilde declared:

“There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating; people who know absolutely everything,

and people who know absolutely nothing”

-Oscar Wilde, Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet (1854 – 1900)

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