Conversation class with 13 year old Korean, female students. Their English isn’t great but they can communicate.
Me: “What is your dream?”
Student: “My dream is to be a businessman!”
“Businessman? You want to be a man?”
[All the other girls giggle]
“Yes! First I want to be a man. Then I want to be a businessman.”
“But, to become a man is very expensive. The doctors will want a lot of money.”
“Teacher, transgender no! I just want look like man.”
“You just want to look like a man?”
“Yes! Man is very handsome~”
“Do you want a boyfriend?”
“…You just want to look like a man?”
Now every time I see her in the hallway I say “Ah, hello businessman.” She giggles.
Also, I’ve no idea how all the kids know what transgender means…