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Learning chinese the easy way

Postby CM » Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:56 am

Chinese Phrase: English Translation

Bang Mai Ne: I bumped into the coffee table

Chin Tu Fat: You need a face lift

Dum Gai: A stupid person

Gun Pao Der: An ancient Chinese invention

Hu Flung Dung: Which one of you fertilized the field?

Hu Yu Hai Ding: We have reason to believe you are harboring a fugitive

Jan Ne Ka Sun: A former late night talk show host

Kum Hia: Approach me

Lao Ze Sho: Gilligan's Island

Lao Zi: Not very good

Lin Ching: An illegal execution

Moon Lan Ding: A great achievement of the American space program

Ne Ahn: A lighting fixture used in advertising signs

Shai Gai: A bashful person

Tai Ne Bae Be: A premature infant

Tai Ne Po Ne: A small horse

Ten Ding Ba: Serving drinks to people

Wan Bum Lung: A person with T.B.

Yu Mai Te Tan: Your vacation in Hawaii agrees with you

Wa Shing Kah: Cleaning an automobile

Wai So Dim: Are you trying to save electricity?

Wai U Shao Ting: There is no reason to raise your voice
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Postby ik911 » Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:27 am

Wa Alo tof Krap! (In a funny way though)
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Postby Rob-hin » Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:56 am

LMAO, I like the one about who fertilized the field. :D
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Postby arno_v » Wed Dec 15, 2004 9:13 am

At first I thought this was real chinese :D , stupid me.

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Postby Rob-hin » Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:47 pm

*grin*
Some, I can't place, but they are all pretty cool. :D
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Postby ik911 » Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:52 pm

Lao Ze Sho: Gilligan's Island

?? Should I brush up my English literature for that, or am I just not seeing it?
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Postby Rob-hin » Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:03 pm

[QUOTE=ik911]Lao Ze Sho: Gilligan's Island

?? Should I brush up my English literature for that, or am I just not seeing it?[/QUOTE]

It means: Lousy show. :D
I had to look twice too.
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Postby Sytze » Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:09 pm

[QUOTE=Rob-hin]LMAO, I like the one about who fertilized the field. :D [/QUOTE]
Funny, cause I'm not getting that one... :(
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Postby Aegis » Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:11 pm

'Dung' is another word for, well, cow poop. :o

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Postby ik911 » Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:16 pm

Chinese language: Weapon of mass confusion

Ever heard em talk? It's fast and crazy, and the strange thing is: they know what they're saying, but you don't. Suspicious....... They could be saying anything. Just think about it... There's 2 billion Chinese.
If they're all saying anything, one has got to say 'Destroy the world!!!!', or 'I have a Mother of all Bombs in my backyard'.
Conclusion: Reason enough to invade China.
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Postby Sytze » Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:17 pm

[QUOTE=Aegis]'Dung' is another word for, well, cow poop. :o [/QUOTE]
lol...that makes it indeed funny. :D
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Postby Luis Antonio » Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:20 pm

[QUOTE=CM]Chinese Phrase: English Translation
Hu Yu Hai Ding: We have reason to believe you are harboring a fugitive
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just a word for all the phrases:

Há!!! :D
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Postby Locke Da'averan » Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:24 pm

very inventive indeed..

I too thought at first it was real chinese, didn't pronounce them in english, just read them and thought it's your everyday regular SPAM by COMM :D :D

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Postby Ekental » Wed Dec 15, 2004 3:25 pm

[QUOTE=ik911]Chinese language: Weapon of mass confusion

Ever heard em talk? It's fast and crazy, and the strange thing is: they know what they're saying, but you don't. Suspicious....... They could be saying anything. Just think about it... There's 2 billion Chinese.
If they're all saying anything, one has got to say 'Destroy the world!!!!', or 'I have a Mother of all Bombs in my backyard'.
Conclusion: Reason enough to invade China.[/QUOTE]

Welll... keep in mind theres a lot of people in China... if you armed them all with sticks they could easily take over the world by sheer weight of numbers (assuming india doesnt do anything)

Nway.... Yes
This is how us Chinese people talk....

See the official language of China is actually English and everyone speaks it to each other for casual conversation. However when a foreigner/tourist comes by we immediately start babeling incomprehensible gibberish with too many consonants at each other until the guy leaves.

So there it is... keep it hush hush ok?
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Postby ik911 » Wed Dec 15, 2004 3:50 pm

[QUOTE=Ekental]Welll... keep in mind theres a lot of people in China... if you armed them all with sticks they could easily take over the world by sheer weight of numbers (assuming india doesnt do anything)

Nway.... Yes
This is how us Chinese people talk....

See the official language of China is actually English and everyone speaks it to each other for casual conversation. However when a foreigner/tourist comes by we immediately start babeling incomprehensible gibberish with too many consonants at each other until the guy leaves.

So there it is... keep it hush hush ok?[/QUOTE]

The stick thing doesn't make any sense. Chinese people are way too nice for sticks. By the way, they EAT with sticks. I don't see myself eating with my shotgun either.

And ofcourse, I'll keep it a secret ;)
*Goes off to tell his friends*
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Postby Ekental » Wed Dec 15, 2004 3:58 pm

[QUOTE=ik911]The stick thing doesn't make any sense. Chinese people are way too nice for sticks. By the way, they EAT with sticks. I don't see myself eating with my shotgun either.

And ofcourse, I'll keep it a secret ;)
*Goes off to tell his friends*[/QUOTE]

No we don't... "Chopsticks" is just a term applied by you other barbaric cultures... They're Kwai Zi... not sticks.
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Postby Ideal Maxima » Wed Dec 15, 2004 4:08 pm

[QUOTE=Ekental]No we don't... "Chopsticks" is just a term applied by you other barbaric cultures... They're Kwai Zi... not sticks.[/QUOTE]


now, i'd hate to offend you, but i was able to take 2 tree branches and eat my moo jhoo noodles :p :D
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Postby C Elegans » Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:58 pm

[QUOTE=ik911]Chinese language: Weapon of mass confusion [/quote]

Totally agreed! :D And just when you started to believe you were on the right track, you go to another province and lose it all again!
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Postby Aegis » Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:14 pm

[QUOTE=ik911]Chinese language: Weapon of mass confusion

Ever heard em talk? It's fast and crazy, and the strange thing is: they know what they're saying, but you don't. Suspicious....... They could be saying anything. Just think about it... There's 2 billion Chinese.
If they're all saying anything, one has got to say 'Destroy the world!!!!', or 'I have a Mother of all Bombs in my backyard'.
Conclusion: Reason enough to invade China.[/QUOTE]
The real funny thing is, that most native Chinese speaking people probably think the same about the English language. Personally, I think this is a tad off the ball here. (@CE: Sorry Love, gotta disagree with you on this one :( ).

To them, it is completely comprehensible, because it is their language, not ours, not yours, theirs. I'm sure if we were fluent in either Mandarin, or the far more common, Cantonese(sp), the speed at which they spoke wouldn't even registar in our head. But even there, I happen to have a friend who speaks constant Chinese (when speaking with her parents, brother, or order food at a Chinese restaunt), and it is not so fast that it's incomprehenisble. It's merely not understandable unless you can speak it.

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Postby C Elegans » Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:22 pm

[QUOTE=Aegis]. (@CE: Sorry Love, gotta disagree with you on this one :( ).
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:(

Heh, I was of course joking and I thought iki did too - it should be bleeding obvious that all languages you know are easy and all you don't are difficult, and the further away a language is from familiar language families, the more incomprihensible it gets. The most incomprehensible language I have ever heard was the kind of clicking noises languages still spoken by some native Canadian Indian tribes. (I met a linguist who studied native Canadian languages, so I go the opportunity to hear it although I have not (yet) visited Canada).
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