3 Things Not to Say in Chinese

This, believe it or not, is a hotel: this is your columnist's wife and child checking into the Royal Pitamaha in Ubud, Bali THIS IS AN IMPORTANT warning. NEVER speak while travelling. You may die of a misunderstanding. I guarantee that if you say “Good morning” with the wrong tone, it will actually mean “Kill me now” in at least one Chinese dialect.

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