Author: afri_simba

Foreign friends, how many Chinese words do you konw? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2006-6-15 14:00:22 |Display all floors
Humor me, take the test! So what if you're as bad as I am, or worse. You can speak it, that's the most important thing. Unless you need to ask directions from a deaf Chinese person.

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Post time 2006-6-15 14:13:57 |Display all floors

No problem

Hey Afri,

Try out this Chinese equiv of "Hakuna Matata" on your Swahili pals....

Mai wenti

Mei guan xi

Wonderful words to hear in China  !!
I like life.  It's something to do

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Post time 2006-6-15 22:12:02 |Display all floors

Oh...

Either I have confused you or you all confused me...

I mean the "English Words" originated from Chinese.  For example, tea.  In Fujian dialect, 茶(tea) is pronounced as [ti:].   And "sampan", 舢板 (shan ban: A flat-bottomed Asian skiff usually propelled by two oars.)...And "tofu", 豆腐(dou fu: A protein-rich food coagulated from an extract of soybeans and used in salads and various cooked foods.)

Anyway, thanks for joining.

Wo jintian hen gaoxing!  Yinzhou, ni shi zhongguoren ma?

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Post time 2006-6-15 22:21:48 |Display all floors
Oh!!!!! Now I get it!!! :D:D

Ok, I'll keep it in mind today and try to think of some.....

(sorry! But now you know how little chinese I know from my test!)

Cool post Simba, I'll be back soon!

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Post time 2006-6-15 22:36:06 |Display all floors
Bu Shi Zhongguoren.

Weiguoren

:-)
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Post time 2006-6-15 22:41:08 |Display all floors

Reply #11 freakyqi's post

In post#2, I have given a link in this forum, Chinese are hot paticipating it...It is taling about Chinese words transliterated from English, for example:

"Cool post Simba", in this context, "cool" is transliterated as 酷(ku).  Go to the thread, you will have fun.

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Post time 2006-6-15 22:47:42 |Display all floors

Reply #12 yinzhou's post

OMG!  you confused me a lot...

I am wondering about your name, "yinzhou", trying to figure out what you mean by this name...

Give me time...

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