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1234 Book p193 Richest Asian is Mr Li not Ka Shing

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HKfan
1164851.  Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:22 am Reply with quote

nope,
the richest person in Asia is Mr Li,
Ka Shing are his first names.

Under the Chinese system (Mr Li is a Chiu Chow, from the Guandong/ Fujian border) surnames come first . He lives on Hong Kong Island
Mao Tse- tung is Mr Mao
Chou En-lai is Mr Chou
Fry Ste-ven is Mr Fry

it is common that first names between siblings go like

Chan Yat- Ming Day Bright
Chan Chun Ming Spring Bright
Chan Wai -Ming Wisdom Bright

Source 22 years in China, speak it badly, married to one, live in a town built by Mr Li have worked for a son of his......

 
Jenny
1164931.  Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:10 am Reply with quote

Hi HKfan and welcome to the forums :-)

 
PDR
1164932.  Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:13 am Reply with quote

Presumably that would be Mr Fan - welcome to the forum HK.

PDR

 
'yorz
1164940.  Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:22 am Reply with quote

Or HK. Welcome Mr Fan.

 
PDR
1164949.  Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:36 am Reply with quote

'yorz wrote:
Or HK. Welcome Mr Fan.


...which is of course what I meant to say, but I screwed it up. look, I've only had the two glasses of sherry while I'm wrapping these presents, so it must have just been a random error - OK!

PDR

 
HKfan
1168362.  Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:00 am Reply with quote

Actually my Chinese name is Mr. Ha, translates as Mr Summer but thx anyway and glad to be here

 

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