Tag Archives: Chinese

SPEAK MANDARIN CAMPAIGN APOLOGISES FOR TYPO, OWNSELF CHECK OWNSELF AGAIN?

Organisers of the Speak Mandarin Campaign has apologised for their neglect and typo of the Chinese word "read" in the phrase "listen, speak, read, write". "The Speak Mandarin Campaign regrets the erroneous rendering of the character '读' as '渎' at the Official Launch yesterday, as these are two distinct characters with different meanings. We sincerely apologise for the gravity of this oversight and will take steps to address this". What steps? Go and ownself check ownself la.

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FOLLOWING NTU, NTUC REMOVES CHINESE SIGNS AT CHOA CHU KANG FOODCOURT

A reader was appalled at the removal of Chinese language signs at NTUC Foodfare at Choa Chu Kang. The foodcourt has just opened after undergoing a facelift. "Many elderly patrons were perplexed on the first day of its recent reopening and had asked staff at the counters to translate the menus before they placed an order. This oversight is detrimental to Singapore’s efforts to foster a bilingual environment against a backdrop of today’s younger generation being increasingly unable to master their mother tongue. I hope that Foodfare could at least use Chinese on signboards in its locations where many of the residents are elderly, for their reference."

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