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07/28/16 Grif.Net – Learning Chinese

07/28/16 Grif.Net – Learning Chinese

In 1996 I spent two weeks in China and Hong Kong as =
my wife received an award.  What a country! Memories of the Great =
Wall, Ming Tombs or the Forbidden City are still vivid. I found many =
people there who could speak English and was more than a little =
embarrassed by my American education that left me short =
again.

 

Here I am this week (2016) at a Conference in Long =
Beach (representing my wife’s clinic) with hundreds of Asians – =
many from Taiwan, China, or Hong Kong along with folks from Korea, =
Singapore, and Malaysia.  I needed to find a way to chat with folks =
even though I am not fluent (read: totally illiterate) in Chinese. =

 

I will try some new phrases out today, but make no =
claim at political correctness (we want this to be humorous and mean no =
disrespect to anyone).

 

Are =
you harboring a Fugitive?———HU YU HAI DING?

 

Approach me——————————KUM =
HIA

 

Stupid fellow——————————-DUM =
GAI

 

Small horse——————————–TAI NI =
PO NI

 

I bumped into a coffee table———–AI BANG MAI =
NI

 

Have you considered a face lift?——CHIN TU =
FAT

 

You trying to save electricity?———WAI SO =
DIM?

 

Inquiry when shuttle bus is due——-HAO LONG =
WEITING?

 

Unauthorized execution—————–LIN =
CHING

 

You’re blowing your diet—————WAI YU MUN =
CHING?

 

Keep out of pond————————NOH WEI =
DING

 

Tow-Away zone————————–NO PAH =
KING

 

How about staying awhile?———–WAI GO =
NAO?

 

They are approaching——————HIA DEI =
KUM

 

Remain out of sight———————LEI =
LO

 

Cleaning automobile——————-WA SHING =
KAH

 

Premature infant———————–TAI NI BEI =
BI

 

Cigarettes are hazardous to health-NO TSMO =
KING

 

Did someone fertilize the field?—–HU FLUNG =
DUNG?

 

Midnight television Program———LEI =
TSHO

 

And what they will say to me:

You are not very bright—————-YU SO =
DUM

 

~~

Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net www.grif.net =

"Jesus Knows Me, This I =
Love!"