Shanghai and the English Language

English in Shanghai is still not widely spoken or understood.
Rarely will you see restaurants or shops that have english words except for the store name.
At restaurants you will just have to manage by looking at pictures and decide if that particular food is okay or not.
We had a hard time trying to buy some vitamins. The sales lady does not know any english at all!! She even had to search for someone who knew english. We were going to pay in Credit Card but when they swiped the card they were asking for a pin.
Shanghai is a beautiful city but the lack of people able to speak English makes it hard for tourists to buy things, eat and even go around.

There are more than 1 billion Chinese speaking people in the world. It is time that we should learn another language besides english. I think that is what China wants, that we adapt to them and not the other way around. 


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