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Mandarin speaking Koreans

Singapore, Singapore
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Mandarin speaking Koreans

May I know if, like in Seoul, there are many Mandarin speaking Koreans around Jeju.

Thank you

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Seoul, South Korea
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1. Re: Mandarin speaking Koreans

Probably you have only been to places where there are many Koreans capable of speaking Mandarin, like Myeongdong. Koreans in general don't speak Mandarin, and I think it would be similar in Jeju also. In tourist places probably yes, but in general no.

Tokyo, Japan
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2. Re: Mandarin speaking Koreans

At the shops in Shin-Jeju, many staffs tried to tell me in Mandarin when I first asked them in English. And street roads and attraction sings are written in Korean and Chinese as well. Because tourism is a big matter for Jeju's economy, I had an impression that there are more Chinese signs than in mainland S.Korea. You will meet many Mandarine seaking people all over in Jeju.

Kuala Lumpur...
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3. Re: Mandarin speaking Koreans

I noted that there is at least 1 staff who is able to speak mandarin in most of the shops or restaurants .

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