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What is your name?
you know, what's your name?
and...they say
oh my name is...John
and I say ok, that's a little weird. You know you don't look like a John, but I mean that's ok
Why do I have an English name?
oh, because my cousin is a foreigner
They all have English names when they were kids, so I figured that I should have one, too
I find that to be pretty helpful, I think a lot of foreigners do because often it's hard for us to pronounce or remember their Chinese names
It seems like people put a lot of time and effort into learning English here
I think it just kinda shows more international perspective, English is the global language
but also I usually ask their maiden name, their born name
because that's interesting! I think people should be proud of that and telling people that as well
When I met people that were from Asia, I think a couple of them tried using their real names
Americans tried to say them, they messed them up so badly that they just gave up
It was harder for people to remember
In the school that I worked at Korea
I never ever learned their Korean names ever.I taught the same kids for the entire year
They called each other by their English names
My name is Keith
ok? Keith
try to say that....by yourself
Are you done?
You have pronounced wrong, because
99% of people in Taiwan, are going to say my name the wrong way
They are going to say it so many different way.
The point is, and you tried, and that's the important thing
Look how Indians do it
They have really long names like Rajaranum
Those are way longer than any Chinese names that I have ever heard
Do you know what the Indians do?
The Indians instruct the foreigners how to say their name
There are even websites that say how to pronounce an Indian person's name
Why did they do this?
So that IT departments can have better relationships with each other
because if you can say the real person's name, just...gives a good feeling to someone
your mother...gave you your name! You should be proud of that
You should be proud that you are a Chen Wei Ling or a Liu Ao Bo
or whatever your names happens to be
It's your name, and you should embrace it
Once when you get to know the person, once you feel comfortable with them
I think you should say, hey, this is what my name is
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Ashley Chen 發佈於 2014 年 11 月 6 日   Ashley Chen 翻譯   金柏嘉 審核

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