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Post time 2014-9-10 10:56:32 |Display all floors
futsanglung Post time: 2014-9-10 10:51
The vast majority of the places I eat in I am their only Western customer so your theory does not  ...

What is a local Chinese caffe?

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skywalk1 Post time: 2014-9-10 10:53
ah, i get it. so thats what this is about. then i agree, chinese people are not friendly to strang ...

I don't have enough experience about Germans to make conclusions, but if one would operate a restaurant with no smiles, thank yous, hellos or goodbyes in Germany, it would be closed pretty soon I would imagine.

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mixamixa Post time: 2014-9-10 10:56
What is a local Chinese caffe?

cafe with one f

In the UK small simple local restaurants are not usually called restaurants they are called cafes, I use this term to apply to the simple basic sit down eateries here in shanghai to differentiate from the more upmarket restaurants that tend to be more formal

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futsanglung Post time: 2014-9-10 11:00
cafe with one f

In the UK small simple local restaurants are not usually called restaurants they  ...

Café, not cafe ;-)

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Post time 2014-9-10 11:11:02 |Display all floors
mixamixa Post time: 2014-9-10 11:05
Café, not cafe ;-)

No, wrong again, café is French, no accents in English, and is pronounced cafay, the word cafe is used in English and in this context is usually pronounced caff, as a non native English speaker you can be forgiven for not knowing this but you can not be forgiven for trying to correct my usage and you can not be forgiven for trying to divert away from my points to you

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Post time 2014-9-10 11:20:48 |Display all floors
futsanglung Post time: 2014-9-10 11:11
No, wrong again, café is French, no accents in English, and is pronounced cafay, the word cafe is ...

Yes, the correct word is Café, not cafe. The correct word is French, if you British choose to borrow this French word, I forgive you

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Post time 2014-9-10 11:30:21 |Display all floors
mixamixa Post time: 2014-9-10 11:20
Yes, the correct word is Café, not cafe. The correct word is French, if you British choose to bor ...

Again a refusal to answer directly by fudging around the issue. Look in the Oxford English Dictionary for cafe, try your spellchecker for the word cafe, it is there in both, it may have been borrowed but many words are adopted by other languages.

Your reluctance to answer me is making me start to question if you are in Shanghai or not

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