Smallville

Smallville (2001)

1 corrected entry in Sacred

Sacred - S4-E15

Corrected entry: Lois comments to Clark that they need to meet up with their tour guide in Shanghai, because she will speak fluent Mandarin, which neither of them do. However, there is a specific and well-established Chinese dialect spoken in Shanghai, called Shanghainese, which is neither Mandarin nor Cantonese, and that should be the language that their tour guide would speak.

DavidK93

Correction: Firstly, Lana went to Shanghai with Clark, not Lois. Secondly, she isn't being specific when she says they'll need someone who speaks Mandarin - she simply means that they'll need someone who can understand the local dialect. Someone with little or no knowledge of China would never have heard of Shanghainese, so when talking about the language they'd call it Mandarin, the more well-known dialect.

Shay

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