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Date: 12/15/11 11:59 AM

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  1. Profile photo of i_rule_you
    i_rule_you Female 13-17
    358 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 12:01 pm
    Link: This Is Why China Will Always Dominate Us - If we can`t decode their language, how are we ever going to beat them?
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6924 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 12:06 pm
    China does not dominate us. Their economy is based off making our stuff. They can`t afford to fight with us.
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    omnimon177 Male 18-29
    41 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    This is complete horse shi.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    December 15, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    What`s the point of this? If you don`t speak a language obviously you aren`t going to understand it. I`m learning Mandarin myself and I`m not the first so I don`t understand why the desc says "can`t" when we very much have the ability to, it just takes time.

    This story would most likely be confusing to even a native speaker if it was read out loud. Usually they add in more words when they speak to clarify in cases where it`s not clear which word they`re saying. That`s not necessary in writing because as you can see, the characters are different even if they are pronounced similarly.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 12:13 pm
    Though this is a good example of why Chinese people shouldn`t switch to pinyin.
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    morimacil123 Male 18-29
    171 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 12:18 pm
    poems are supposed to have the same syllables in them.
    Otherwise, they dont rhyme.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 12:19 pm
    Poems don`t have to rhyme. o_O
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    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
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    December 15, 2011 at 12:22 pm
    shi....t
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    elhowell Male 18-29
    168 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 12:28 pm
    I`m not sure we need to understand that
  10. Profile photo of Clearlyfoe
    Clearlyfoe Female 18-29
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    December 15, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    I tried to learn Chinese once, and was then faced with this particular difficulty. One area in which most other languages seem vastly easier...
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    December 15, 2011 at 12:36 pm
    China does not dominate us. Their economy is based off making our stuff

    Well they own 8% of your debt, so maybe the reason they can`t afford to is because you won`t pay up.
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm
    This is genious!
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    The answer is shi smokes rocks!
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    activitie Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2011 at 12:57 pm
    Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii...
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    Not even most of the Chinese can speak Chinese.
  16. Profile photo of w31rd0
    w31rd0 Female 13-17
    142 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    sorry......what?
  17. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    @i rule you
    "If we can`t decode their language"
    Did you miss the whole part where it is translated?

    Ironic name BTW

    also
    Each word has an accent mark that corresponds to a different pronunciation called a tone, making each word different, and different combinations can also affect the meaning. It is not obvious to someone who does not understand Chinese, but not impossible.

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    syke22 Male 18-29
    1136 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    SHI is Medusa!!
  19. Profile photo of cyborg
    cyborg Male 13-17
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    December 15, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    shi
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    Right time for I normally WOULDN`T do:
    My OWN Shi:

    5h17 5h1173 Shi`a Shi Shieet 5h117
    Shet 5h17 Sh`t Sh*t $hit $h1t poo
    ScheiBe Shyot Skit 5h17 5h17 5h!7 5H!T11!
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    QualityJay Male 18-29
    303 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 2:16 pm
    The chinese have never dominated us.
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    beardtats Male 18-29
    255 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    we don`t need to decipher their language.....we figured out how to make a nuclear bomb first, ergo we won, and continue to win.
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
    687 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 4:19 pm
    i knew that!...not
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    pigsnout5 Female 18-29
    546 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 5:05 pm
    anyone know what the answer to the riddle is?
  25. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14657 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm
    Shi sells shi shells by the shi shore.
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    cody123100 Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2011 at 6:34 pm
    They`re all pronounced differently. That`s what all the different accent marks are for. Pronunciation is a huge part of asian languages.
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    SunnyNphilly Male 18-29
    645 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 6:54 pm
    @beardtats what part of the nuclear bomb did canada contribute to?
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2011 at 6:57 pm
    Holy shi`
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    December 15, 2011 at 7:00 pm
    "This Is Why Chinese Is Seriously Effed Up . If they have such a crappy language, how are we ever going to give a damn about what they`re yammering about over there?"



    Fixed.



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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm
    Except Chinese isnt the only language with this type of possibility. Hell allow me to highlight the Buffalo sentence in the english language.

    Internet skepticism fail
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 8:04 pm
    James, while John had had "had", had had "had had"; "had had" had had a better effect on the teacher.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 8:24 pm
    China is just full of problems.
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    jacos27 Male 18-29
    246 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 8:52 pm
    so to answer the riddle, the servants took the house apart to stop the leaking?
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 9:05 pm
    One wrong `shi` and your head goes into a bucket.
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    PhOeNiX559 Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2011 at 10:15 pm
    interesting. As for the riddle, i think he probably found 10 lion statues (like the ones here)
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    December 15, 2011 at 10:26 pm
    People say English is the hardest language to learn? Bull$hit!!!
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    eSc Male 18-29
    27 posts
    December 16, 2011 at 1:06 am
    @freddyferret

    english is considered hard to learn because it breaks so many of its own rules
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
    2402 posts
    December 16, 2011 at 1:43 am
    "those living in stone houses shouldn`t shoot arrows"


    (Or for the mem, i used to be a chinese stone lion, then i too an arrow in the knee)
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    helix25 Male 18-29
    165 posts
    December 16, 2011 at 2:15 am
    Not that hard once you learn the language, I promise. Note that most chinese people have an extremely hard time with english or other languages.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    December 16, 2011 at 3:49 am
    wtf!?
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    spuddington Male 18-29
    128 posts
    December 16, 2011 at 5:37 am
    english hard? why, thats unpossible !
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    andybme Male 50-59
    296 posts
    December 16, 2011 at 5:48 am
    One who smokes opium should not go lion hunting.
  43. Profile photo of LuckyDave
    LuckyDave Male 18-29
    675 posts
    December 16, 2011 at 7:49 am
    Chinese is done more with tone and pitch than actual words, so the little "translation" it initially provides is about as useful as a shot glass in a forest fire. There was a post a while back about "Why English sucks" that contained different sentences that used homonyms and homophones. If that`s why English sucks, then Chinese is down right stupid.
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    shinu Male 18-29
    1387 posts
    December 16, 2011 at 7:59 am
    i think "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" is the best English has.
  45. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14657 posts
    December 17, 2011 at 5:17 am
    They`re not all pronounced differently. Mandarin has 4 tones and cantonese has 9. This is mandarin transliteration and has only 4 tones. Chinese relies heavily on context and word combinations for meaning. It makes it hard to explain precise matters and specifications unless you are extremely adept. There are a great many standard characters, many of which can be written in traditional or simplified style (they have less strokes) and many more ways of writing something if you have the scholarly training. There`s hundreds if not a thousand characters to express longevity. That`s why it`s hard to get beyond baby talk and even harder to appear well-read. I never got beyond baby talk despite decades of trying and many years of immersion.
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    photomstr Male 50-59
    766 posts
    December 17, 2011 at 11:24 am
    such a primitive culture can only fall under a modern sword grasshopper . . .

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