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Author Topic: Phrases that take on a new meaning in China  (Read 2539 times)

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Re: Phrases that take on a new meaning in China
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2014, 11:27:54 PM »
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Re: Phrases that take on a new meaning in China
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2014, 01:18:31 AM »
Your first mistake is to have Chinese "fiends". You need friends.

I think everybody needs at least one fiend in their lives. ahahahahah

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This has happened to me a couple times at different unis

Having fiends? mmmmmmmmmm


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Re: Phrases that take on a new meaning in China
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2014, 01:40:21 AM »
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This has happened to me a couple times at different unis

Having fiends? mmmmmmmmmm

Yes that too.

Phrases that take on a new meaning in China:

Food only comes in two varieties: delicious and not delicious

For the advanced English speaker, there are 2 more: very delicious and very not delicious (sic)
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Re: Phrases that take on a new meaning in China
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2014, 03:02:47 AM »
There are other phrases that take a whooooooole new meaning in China and I'll tell you later, in a moment

One time I had to get a camera serviced. The lady told me to wait a moment. I asked her how long is the moment. She told me about 2 hours
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Re: Phrases that take on a new meaning in China
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2014, 11:38:26 AM »
If she was pretty enough, admiring her while waiting could have been a very long and enjoyable moment. akakakakak
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Re: Phrases that take on a new meaning in China
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2014, 02:38:22 PM »
Nice to meet you for the 42nd time today
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Re: Phrases that take on a new meaning in China
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2014, 07:28:19 AM »
I worked hard today / I had a hard day at work  means I only slept for 2 hours and had to do at least 45 minutes of work. On top of that, I had to pay for my own lunch
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Re: Phrases that take on a new meaning in China
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2014, 11:38:26 AM »
Geomancer - a word deemed appropriate to teach to students who labor through sentences longer than 5 words. [See also: palanquin, calamity, verdant, affliction, cloisonné]
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