This is a true story from the Japanese Embassy in US..!!!
A few years ago, Prime Minister Mori was given some Basic English conversation training before he visits Washington and meets president Bill Clinton...
The instructor told Mori "Prime Minister, when you shake hand with President Clinton, please say 'how are you'. Then Mr. Clinton should say," I'm fine, and you?" Now you should say 'me too'. Afterwards we, translators, will do all the work for you."
指導員告訴森喜朗"總理，當您與美國總統克林頓握手，請說 "你好嗎? " 。然後，克林頓先生應該會說， "我很好，你呢？"此時 你應該說 "我也是"。此後 我們翻譯人員，將為你盡一切翻譯的工作。 "
It looks quite simple, but the truth is....When Mori met Clinton , he mistakenly said "Who are you?" instead of "How are you". Mr. Clinton was a bit shocked but still managed to react with humor: "Well, I'm Hilary's husband, ha-ha...."
它看起來很簡單，但事實是....當森喜朗會見了克林頓，他錯誤地說： "你是誰？ "而不是"你好嗎?" 。克林頓先生有點震驚，但仍設法反應幽默： "嗯，我是希拉里的丈夫，哈，哈...."
And Mori replied "Me too, ha-ha..."
森喜朗回答說： "我也是，哈，哈... "
Then there was a long silence in the meeting room....
Have a nice day and a good laugh!