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Hong Kong Here are 10 things this great city does better than anywhere else and 100 Pictures

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Here are 10 things this great city does better than anywhere else. 1. Tonal talents Native English speakers who've managed to learn Cantonese from scratch: give yourselves a pat on the back. The language has a total of six to nine tones, depending on where you're hearing it, compared to English's zero tones. No other Asian language comes close. (There are four tones in Mandarin, five in Thai and six in Vietnamese). That's kind of like saying one English word can be pronounced six different ways and have at least six different meanings. Locals like to say this makes us particularly good at music (certain karaoke sessions have proven otherwise) and studies have shown there's some truth to this. To add to the complexity -- and fun -- of the language, Cantonese is a dialect with new slang invented everyday and many words aren't used in written communication. 2. Staying alive Don't wanna get murdered? Come to Hong Kong! T