Jesse Eisenberg: “If I Was Fluent in …” : The New Yorker
If I was fluent in Chinese,
Chinese: Wow, your Chinese is so good, (given the fact that I’m making mistakes).
Me: I learned with my neighbor.
Chinese: Since I am fluent in English, let’s talk in English!
Me: What about talking in Chinese? I am also fluent in Chinese.
Chinese: You know, even though your Chinese is good, it is not that good so I could understand it.
Me: oh so you were just “encouraging” me….