|SOME THAI PEOPLE SPEAK MANDARIN VERY WELL|
The need for the Thais to speak Mandarin is to cater to the Chinese tourists in Thailand who cannot speak English well. And of course, the Thais in touristy areas will always talk to me in Mandarin. Sometimes, I respond back in Mandarin when necessary, but those moments crack me up every time. Picture two people speaking to each other in broken Mandarin – we both think we understand each other, but we probably don’t… haha. At some point, we both end up running out of words to say and start giving each other blank stares.