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June 11, 2005



As you know, the official language in Canada is English and French. At least in Vancouver, few people speak French. I think Chinese is much more popular. French is as rare as Japanese or Korean in Vancouver. But we can see it in public documents like signboards, government documents, and directions on medicinal prescriptions. In those documents, English and French which mean the same thing are written side by side. So we can guess what the French sentences mean by reading the English parts. Although I can't read French at all, I like to read French signboards. It is like the ''Rosetta Stone''.

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