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This Is Why China Will Always Dominate Us [Pic]

Hits: 21089 | Rating: (3.0) | Category: Community & Lifestyle | Added by: i_rule_you
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photomstr
Male, 50-59, Canada
 767 Posts
Saturday, December 17, 2011 11:24:18 AM
such a primitive culture can only fall under a modern sword grasshopper . . .

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 11773 Posts
Saturday, December 17, 2011 5:17:01 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.

shinu
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1394 Posts
Friday, December 16, 2011 7:59:18 AM
i think "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" is the best English has.

LuckyDave
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 674 Posts
Friday, December 16, 2011 7:49:57 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.

andybme
Male, 50-59, Western US
 296 Posts
Friday, December 16, 2011 5:48:13 AM
One who smokes opium should not go lion hunting.

spuddington
Male, 18-29, Europe
 121 Posts
Friday, December 16, 2011 5:37:47 AM
english hard? why, thats unpossible !

Buiadh
Male, 30-39, Europe
 6653 Posts
Friday, December 16, 2011 3:49:44 AM
wtf!?

helix25
Male, 18-29, Western US
 165 Posts
Friday, December 16, 2011 2:15:58 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.

MrOrange
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2299 Posts
Friday, December 16, 2011 1:43:48 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)

eSc
Male, 18-29, Australia
 27 Posts
Friday, December 16, 2011 1:06:43 AM
@freddyferret

english is considered hard to learn because it breaks so many of its own rules

freddyferret
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 11630 Posts
Thursday, December 15, 2011 10:26:22 PM
People say English is the hardest language to learn? Bull$hit!!!

PhOeNiX559
Male, 18-29, Western US
 14 Posts
Thursday, December 15, 2011 10:15:51 PM
interesting. As for the riddle, i think he probably found 10 lion statues (like the ones here)

Suicism
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3663 Posts
Thursday, December 15, 2011 9:05:13 PM
One wrong 'shi' and your head goes into a bucket.

jacos27
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 245 Posts
Thursday, December 15, 2011 8:52:29 PM
so to answer the riddle, the servants took the house apart to stop the leaking?

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Thursday, December 15, 2011 8:24:59 PM
China is just full of problems.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 13352 Posts
Thursday, December 15, 2011 8:04:55 PM
James, while John had had "had", had had "had had"; "had had" had had a better effect on the teacher.

Steelgrid
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2704 Posts
Thursday, December 15, 2011 7:30:56 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

duffytoler
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 5220 Posts
Thursday, December 15, 2011 7:00:18 PM
"This Is Why Chinese Is Seriously Effed Up [Pic]. 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.




Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
 15498 Posts
Thursday, December 15, 2011 6:57:00 PM
Holy shi'

SunnyNphilly
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 645 Posts
Thursday, December 15, 2011 6:54:12 PM
@beardtats what part of the nuclear bomb did canada contribute to?

cody123100
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 21 Posts
Thursday, December 15, 2011 6:34:04 PM
They're all pronounced differently. That's what all the different accent marks are for. Pronunciation is a huge part of asian languages.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 11773 Posts
Thursday, December 15, 2011 6:30:54 PM
Shi sells shi shells by the shi shore.

pigsnout5
Female, 18-29, Western US
 548 Posts
Thursday, December 15, 2011 5:05:28 PM
anyone know what the answer to the riddle is?

skytz1337
Male, 18-29, Europe
 690 Posts
Thursday, December 15, 2011 4:19:01 PM
i knew that!...not

beardtats
Male, 18-29, Canada
 255 Posts
Thursday, December 15, 2011 3:30:01 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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