Gaile Lok and Leon Lai can't break through language barrier

8 November 2012 / 3 years 11 months ago

Source: Mingpao, TVB News WorldGaile Lok has revealed on CRHK's 100 News radio programme that communication between her and Leon Lai has been "very strange" due to a language barrier between them.Gaile laughed and said that out of all the 'golden phrases' from Leon, she only understands "breakfast on an empty stomach".She said: "Sometimes he tells me about his golden phrases or perhaps tells me about life principles, I don't really understand what he's saying, so I don't want to listen to him, I just want to watch TV."Gaile also explained that her Chinese is not good, and that she doesn't know how to translate English into Chinese.Likewise, Leon may not be able to translate Chinese into English either. Sometimes, she just doesn't understand what he is trying to say."Sometimes when I'm speaking English, he'll go like huh? Or perhaps when we are watching a Western film, Leon would ask me what some of the English dialogue means, and I wouldn't be able to explain it. Then the conversation just stops there. Our communication style, we try to use the simplest words as much as possible in order to have mutual understanding."

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