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Black Man Makes Asian Strangers Feel At Home By Speaking With Them in Their Native Language

YouTuber Moses McCormick uploaded a fascinating video of him talking to different nationalities living in the U.S. using the language in their country of origin.

The clip, titled “Black Man Making Foreigners Feel At Home By Speaking Their Langauge!“, shows McCormick, also known as “Laoshu505000,” approaching strangers, greeting them and engaging in small talk.

China Releases Official English Translations For People Who Keep Using ‘Chinglish’

China just issued official translations for 3,500 Chinese phrases to keep clueless foreigners from “mispronouncing” certain words, notably the terminologies used in Chinese cuisine.

Earlier in 2017, the Chinese government deemed “Chinglish” (odd Chinese translations into English) to be damaging to “the country’s image.” According to state-run People’s Daily (via South China Morning Post), its use poses challenges for the “development of a multilingual society” and causes social issues.

Russian Students May Have to Learn Mandarin For College Entrance Exams By 2020

Russia’s Federal Service for the Supervision of Education and Science plans to make Mandarin Chinese a mandatory foreign language in state testing across the nation by the year 2020.

In 2018, 9th graders in Russia will be given the option of taking Chinese on their final exams to help them prepare for the Unified State Exam, a college entrance test that 11th graders must pass in order to enroll, reported Shanghaiist.