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Nagiko is quite the Cunning Linguist, having Japanese, Mandarin (learned


from her mother), and English (learned at school?) at her command. I do wonder how she manages in Hong Kong, where Cantonese is the dominant language.

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She could more than get by with Mandarin and English, plus there's a fairly large Japanese expat community. Also, most mainland Chinese who move to Hong Kong are able to pick up Cantonese in about a year or two.

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