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I'm a Taiwanese and I'm running a shopping website for my dad.

I want to add a sentence to express:

"If you want to contact us, but you don't speak Chinese, English is fine, then."

So, is "the use of English is acceptable?" good? or any other better way?

thanks a lot. :)

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  • It probably isn't necessary. If the website is in English, then the customer will assume that the language of business will also be English.
    – James K
    Commented Nov 14, 2021 at 8:14
  • No... the web is in Chinese. but sometimes we'll meet some customers from Japan or Vitnam or other countries that want to leave message to us.
    – Niguli
    Commented Nov 14, 2021 at 8:21
  • Wouldn't it be better to have Japanese of Vietnamese then?
    – James K
    Commented Nov 14, 2021 at 8:34
  • haha..no~I'm the only stuff can deal with this now. I can't read so many language. besides, the translate tool is not very correct for asian language. So, I hope foreign customers can use English if they can.
    – Niguli
    Commented Nov 14, 2021 at 8:42
  • Note that His use of English is acceptable could mean either It is okay if he uses English (that's a valid choice of language) OR The way he uses English is okay (he uses English reasonably well). By the same token, there's a risk that The use of English is acceptable might be misinterpreted as implying We use English reasonably well on this website. So for the avoidance of confusion, consider Using English is acceptable. Commented Nov 14, 2021 at 12:56

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Rather than saying "English is acceptable", you should say "We can accept (emails in) English (and Chinese)".

How much else you want to write depends on how chatty or formal your site wants to be. You can write more "We are happy to communicate with you in English", for example.

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  • wow~ thank you thank you <3 wish you a nice day! ^^
    – Niguli
    Commented Nov 14, 2021 at 8:56
  • After a couple of days, if this solution works for you, I hope you'll come back and "accept" an answer.
    – James K
    Commented Nov 14, 2021 at 10:36

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