08/20/07 Grif.Net – Learning a Foreign Language

08/20/07 Grif.Net – Learning a Foreign Language

School is beginning for many this week and I want to share some insights to
help the year start out with a bang. Here are some common Chinese Phrases
with their translations to broaden your understanding. You may already know
more than you think!

Chinese Phrases———–Translations

Ai 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

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

Ne Ahn—————————A lighting fixture used in advertising

Shai Gai————————-A bashful person

Tai Ne Po Ne—————–A small horse

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

Dr Bob Griffin,
1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given