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Table 5 Distribution of Use of Cantonese, English and Putonghua

From: The status of Cantonese in the education policy of Hong Kong

Non-workplace
Occasion Language Family members Friends Shopping Dinning out TV & radio Cultural & recreational activities
Cantonese 4.90 4.93 4.97 4.97 4.79 4.47
English 0.57 0.99 0.41 0.43 2.49 2.53
Putonghua 0.39 0.59 0.21 0.16 1.44 1.54
Workplace
Occasion Language Same-level colleagues Superiors Subordinates Business partners Clients Meetings
Cantonese 4.73 4.53 4.77 4.43 4.61 4.53
English 1.18 1.24 0.66 1.72 2.00 1.22
Putonghua 0.57 0.37 0.39 0.83 1.43 0.37