Language Gap in the US?

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    Mandarin Chinese, Believe It Or Not....
     
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    Not. While the Chinese are more populous the dispersion of their language pales in comparison to English...
     
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    Sorry, but it is Chinese.
     
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    I’m not sorry. And you’re wrong. First it isn’t “ “Chinese”, but mandarin to which you likely refer. And though in bulk number of native speakers they win hands down; geographic dispersal of mandarin falls behind even Spanish. If an English speaker were airdropped into nearly any town on earth. His language would be readily identified, and a fluent speaker would likely be almost instantly available, due to the global commonality of learning English as a second language.
    For the Mandarin speaker people would be hard pressed in many places to identify its national origin, let alone specifically the it is Mandarin. Finding a Mandarin fluent speaker on the streets in many locations outside Asia could prove quit difficult...
     
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    More people on this planet speak Chinese than any other language.
     
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    Asia Is A Damned Big Place...

    So Is The Chinese Dispora
     
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    It wouldn’t hurt to emphasize foreign language studies in American education.
     
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    No doubt. But Mandarin is still not as common European colonial languages globally, High numbers, but more limited locale, and significantly lower density, and commonality outside of its region of origin.
     
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    Stop spinning. You are wrong, move on.
     
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    lo siento, no habla. :dunno:
     

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