Learn To Speak Chinese

abc   Sun Oct 01, 2006 12:19 pm GMT
"Learn To Speak Chinese
Are you harboring a fugitive- Hu Yu Hai Ding
See me A.S.A.P. - Kum Hia Nao
Small Horse - Tai Ni Po Ni
Your price is too high - No Bai Dam Thing
Did you go to the beach - Wai Yu So Tan
I bumped into a coffee table - Ai Bang Mai Ni
I think you need a facelift - Chin Tu Fat
It's very dark in here - Wai So Dim?
Has your flight been delayed? - Hao Long Wei Ting?
That was an unauthorized execution.- Lin Ching
I thought you said that you going on a diet - Wai Yu Mun Ching?
This is a tow away zone. - No Pah King
You are not very bright - Yu So Dum
I got this for free - Ai No Pei
I am innocent - Wai Hang Mi?
Please, stay a while longer - Wai Go Nao?
Our meeting was scheduled for next week - Wai Yu Kum Nao
They have arrived - Hia Dei Kum
Stay out of sight - Lei Lo
He's cleaning his automobile - Wa Shing Ka
This bathroom stinks! -Hu Flung Dung? "
Here are the lines that I don't get and I'm hoping somebody could provide me with some explanations:
1) I bumped into a coffee table - Ai Bang Mai Ni
2)That was an unauthorized execution.- Lin Ching
3)I thought you said that you going on a diet - Wai Yu Mun Ching?
4)Stay out of sight - Lei Lo
5)This bathroom stinks! -Hu Flung Dung? "
myself   Sun Oct 01, 2006 12:31 pm GMT
1) I bang my knee
2) Lynching
3) ?
4) Lay low
5) Who flung(fling) dung
abc   Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:54 pm GMT
Thanx for the translations. Now would you explain these guys to me:
1) I bang my knee
2) Lynching
5) Who flung(fling) dung
Robin   Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:41 pm GMT
1) I bang my knee
2) Lynching
5) Who flung(fling) dung

2) Look it up on Google
3) I think this is a variation of: when the 'shit hits the fan', or


1. colloq
Said eg of a journalist: to seek out and expose scandal.

Muck: is another word for 'dung' or 'shit'.
swings   Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:11 am GMT
haha. I'm a chinese,and i have lived in china twinty years. But i even can't know just one word,and i can't spell these words. so write some simple sentenses:
hello! 你好 nihao.
exuse me 打扰了。
Robin   Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:44 pm GMT
I did think about "I bang my knee", which seems like a very simple expression to me.

Replace the word "bang", with the word, "knock", and all should become clear.

I knock my knee.

Bang of course, means to make a sound, which is why it is a little confusing in this context.

I do not know what to make of Mr / Mrs / Ms Swings?
swings   Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:50 pm GMT
hello,everybody! I'm not good at english,so i want to improve my english through this site. and i don't understand lots of english words. In fact,i don't understand this article clearly. As a chinense.I'm happy to see the title that "learn to speak chinese". I don't want to displease anybody. I'm sorry if i offend someone. And i think this site is helpful for me.
dingdong   Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:53 pm GMT
hi guys,
I think the proper title should be "how chinese (specifically: cantonese-speaking chinese) learn to speak English (chinglish sometimes maybe?)"

Justin   Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:56 pm GMT
Nothing but silly mimicking of English sounds written in Hanyu Pinyin, and why y'all take it seriously?
Guest   Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:32 am GMT
the title should be 'learn to speak english'
This is old   Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:57 pm GMT
Apparently some didn't really notice, which is quite hilarious too.

BTW, No.3 'Wai Yu Mun Ching' = 'Why (are) you munching'.
Damian in London E16   Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:16 am GMT
With China (along with India apparently) set to become the world's most powerful country economically, technologically and, perhaps, militarily in a few decades' time, it's time now for all of us to buckle down and learn Chinese (Manadarin presumably). That's quite a challenge on the face of it...all those characters to get acquainted with, but perhaps it's easier than we think. Suddenly it seems quite an attractive idea. I adore Chinese food of any kind......sometimes I feel like pouring soy sauce over my porage.
Jim   Fri Oct 06, 2006 12:29 am GMT
Soy sauce on porage ... now there's fusion for you.
Guest   Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:08 am GMT
Ick, that is absolutely vile. As the commercial goes: "Tha's nort how you make porridge".

And the other ad: "Porage... it's French for breakfast" (not quite).
Rock \M/   Sat Oct 07, 2006 7:03 pm GMT
Hi dingdong,
I am sorry, I am not trying to make you hard, but as a chinese like me
I don't really like the word 'CHINGLISH'.

I heard that the word "CHING" implies humiliated and abusive meaning to chinese.(If that is incorrect, please let me know.)

I'd like to tell the following to my chinese brothers and sisters.

I personally believe everyone in the world is equal, and is supposed to proud of his/her race.

And we are learning english in here, not worshiping native speaker.

Beleive me, It certainly helps you guys to speak shiny english in font of native speakers some days,if you use this attitude.