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脏话: The best way to learn Chinese?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2011-11-30 10:58:59 |Display all floors
Many would have no objection to the suggestion that learning how to swear in another language is a shortcut to master that language. That's why some of my friends recommended this book to me.

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I read it -- not finished it yet. Sometimes feel quite embarrassed. But one thing is surely universal among all cultures and languages: they love to use female private parts as an insult -- or compliment.

Anyway, next time I want to say awesome in Chinese. I know how.

Niu Bi!

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Post time 2011-11-30 11:13:05 |Display all floors
Haven't read the book yet, although plan to do so. But I know one phrase, "shabi", which I was told could be used to insult almost anything or anybody.

Heard of it during one football match in Beijing when a chorus of "shabi" was hurled towards the ref and the away players -- actually it lasted for the whole match! Then someone explained the essence of the phrase...in no way elegant, but comes in quite handy sometimes.

We are all prisoners of our own device.

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Post time 2011-11-30 13:41:06 |Display all floors
DanseMacabre Post time: 2011-11-30 11:13
Haven't read the book yet, although plan to do so. But I know one phrase, "shabi", which I was told  ...

Why, isn't that Eric Cartman?

It's indeed true that learning how to call names is a convenient way to approach the language.

That's why I love watching South Park!

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Post time 2011-12-9 14:21:05 |Display all floors
shen Jing bing: you nuts.
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Post time 2011-12-9 14:21:24 |Display all floors
ba po: @@@
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Post time 2011-12-9 14:21:45 |Display all floors
ba po: b i t c h
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Post time 2011-12-9 14:22:31 |Display all floors
dang fu: s l u t
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