August 30, 2007


The number of Florida students learning Chinese has skyrocketed in the last three years, from 300 to nearly 3,000 reports the Sun Sentinel. "Nationally, the number has risen from 5,000 seven years ago to between 30,000 and 50,000," notes the paper. Here's a good beginner's phrase: "有含铅油漆对孩子的玩具?" which in English means (according to the Google translator) "Is there any lead paint in my child's toy?"