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Chinese 101

Postby aster » Fri, 09 Apr 2010 10:08 am

LEARN CHINESE

Learn Chinese in 5 minutes (You MUST read them out loud)

1) That’s not right........................................ Sum Ting Wong

2) Are you harboring a fugitive? .................... Hu Yu Hai Ding

3) See me ASAP........................................... Kum Hia Nao

4) Stupid Man.............................................. Dum Fuk

5) Small Horse............................................. Tai Ni Po Ni

6) Did you go to the beach?........................... Wai Yu So Tan

7) I bumped into a coffee table...................... Ai Bang Mai Fa Kin Ni

8) I think you need a face lift......................... Chin Tu Fat

9) It’s very dark in here................................. Wao So Dim

10) I thought you were on a diet ................... Wai Yu Mun Ching

11) This is a tow away zone!.......................... No Pah King

12) Our meeting is scheduled for next week..... Wai Yu Kum Nao

13) Staying out of sight ................................ Lei Ying Lo

14) He’s cleaning his automobile..................... Wa Shing Ka

15) Your body odor is offensive!...................... Yu Stin Ki Pu

16) Great..................................................... Fa Kin Su Pah

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Postby SGBoyxxx » Mon, 19 Apr 2010 1:02 pm

lol seriously bro ,

I am local chinese here I don;t know what it means.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 19 Apr 2010 2:54 pm

SGBoyxxx wrote:lol seriously bro ,

I am local chinese here I don;t know what it means.


It is known in English as a 'play on words', taking words that sound familiar and giving them another meaning. In this case, it is taking Chinese 'names' and giving them English meanings.

I would be extremely cautious about making such jokes in front on any of my Chinese coworkers as this could be considered offensive. At least, I sure wouldn't find out the hard way.

As to what it means:

1) That’s not right........................................ Sum Ting Wong [Something (is) Wrong]

2) Are you harboring a fugitive? .................... Hu Yu Hai Ding [Who (Are) You Hiding]

3) See me ASAP........................................... Kum Hia Nao [Come Here Now]

4) Stupid Man.............................................. Dum Fuk [Dumb freak - OK - I bet you got that one]

5) Small Horse............................................. Tai Ni Po Ni [Tiny Pony]

6) Did you go to the beach?........................... Wai Yu So Tan [Why (Are) You So Tan ]

7) I bumped into a coffee table...................... Ai Bang Mai Fa Kin Ni [I Bang My freak Knee]

8) I think you need a face lift......................... Chin Tu Fat [Chin Too Fat]

9) It’s very dark in here................................. Wao So Dim [Why So Dim]

10) I thought you were on a diet ................... Wai Yu Mun Ching [Why (Are) You Munching]

11) This is a tow away zone!.......................... No Pah King [No Parking]

12) Our meeting is scheduled for next week..... Wai Yu Kum Nao [Why You Come Now]

13) Staying out of sight ................................ Lei Ying Lo [Laying Low]

14) He’s cleaning his automobile..................... Wa Shing Ka [Washing Car]

15) Your body odor is offensive!...................... Yu Stin Ki Pu [You (Are) Stinky Poo]

16) Great..................................................... Fa Kin Su Pah [freak Super]

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Postby tess88 » Wed, 21 Apr 2010 9:47 pm

Chim!

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Postby rainbowsunshine » Thu, 29 Apr 2010 10:33 pm

this is downright hilarious ;-)))

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Postby SunWuKong » Fri, 30 Apr 2010 8:45 am

Shame on you SGboy :D The very first one should have tipped off a native speaker as there is no such thing as a 'm' final consonants sound in Mandarin. lol. But I didn't get it till the third one myself, but if I'd failed there, Dum Fuk would have caught me :lol:
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Re: Chinese 101

Postby imrankassim » Fri, 30 Apr 2010 10:41 am

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13) Staying out of sight ................................ Lei Ying Lo [Laying Low]

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this had me in stitches hehehh
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