actually picking up dialect is also useful when ordering food..zeit wrote: ↑Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:00 pmIt's useful to pick up a few common dialects if you're going to be in the service sector. But as more and more Pioneer Gen clients and patients are passing on, perhaps it's no longer so important for current preschoolers to master dialects. Most Merdeka Gen Singaporeans can speak Mandarin and/or English quite well.
the char siew/roast pork/roast duck stalls usually run by Malaysians and they speak cantonese.
son and I love to eat char siew with roast pork with cooked oil and sauce...it's hard to explain to a person from china. knowing to speak at least a least one dialect is an asset.
my cousin can speak fluent Shanghainese because his mother speaks to him in that language. uncle speaks to him in English. he attends international school in Taiwan and his friends are mainly angmohs.