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Postby E04teacherlin » 30 Mar 2012, 13:25

I love English jokes and I think if more people actually learned Chinese they would learn to like Chinese jokes too. Some jokes can not be translated without you knowing the double meaning so I'll try to post one joke a week, or one story and then you can enjoy it or use it for your Chinese classes.

Here's the first one.


有一天~我在餐廳吃飯~結果看到隔壁桌有一個3分熟的牛排跟一個7分熟的羊排坐在一起. 可是他們都不講話. 為什麼?



因為他們不熟~
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Re: Chinese jokes

Postby Super Hans » 30 Mar 2012, 14:05

好冷.
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Safe for a shin bone or even a hand
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Re: Chinese jokes

Postby finley » 30 Mar 2012, 14:37

I thought that was quite funny. Sounds like one of the jokes you get from the top of breakfast-shop cups though. Would have made (slightly) more sense if the 羊排 wasn't 7分熟.

I notice a lot of Chinese jokes do rely on the fact that the language has far too many homophones :D. I mean seriously, what were they thinking back when new words were being invented? Oh, buggerit, we don't need a new word for that thing. We'll just re-use this other word that means something completely different. People will figure it out.
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Re: Chinese jokes

Postby okbun » 30 Mar 2012, 14:57

I have one but it is more like a riddle.

狼來了(猜一種水果) answer: 楊桃(羊逃)
羊來了(猜一種水果) answer:草莓(草沒)
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Re: Chinese jokes

Postby cranky laowai » 30 Mar 2012, 15:14

E04teacherlin wrote:有一天~我在餐廳吃飯~結果看到隔壁桌有一個3分熟的牛排跟一個7分熟的羊排坐在一起. 可是他們都不講話. 為什麼?



因為他們不熟~

Yǒu yī tiān, wǒ zài cāntīng chīfàn~jiéguǒ kàndào gébì zhuō yǒu yī ge 3 fēn shú de niúpái gēn yī ge 7 fēn shú de yángpái zuò zài yīqǐ. Kěshì tāmen dōu bù jiǎnghuà. Wèishénme?



Yīnwèi tāmen bùshú~
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Re: Chinese jokes

Postby cranky laowai » 30 Mar 2012, 15:15

okbun wrote:狼來了(猜一種水果) answer: 楊桃(羊逃)
羊來了(猜一種水果) answer:草莓(草沒)

Láng lái le (Cāi yī zhǒng shuǐguǒ)
Answer: yángtáo (yáng táo)

Yáng lái le (cāi yī zhǒng shuǐguǒ)
Answer: cǎoméi (cǎo méi)
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Re: Chinese jokes

Postby Poagao » 30 Mar 2012, 15:33

老師: 小朋友,你們誰可以用 elephant 造句?

小明: 老師,我會我會。

老師: 那你跟大家說吧。

小明: 陳水扁elephant多錢!!

老師: ...
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Re: Chinese jokes

Postby John Yu » 30 Mar 2012, 15:37

哪一條街沒下雨?

芝麻街。因為芝麻街美語。
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Re: Chinese jokes

Postby cranky laowai » 30 Mar 2012, 16:24

Poagao wrote:老師: 小朋友,你們誰可以用 elephant 造句?

小明: 老師,我會我會。

老師: 那你跟大家說吧。

小明: 陳水扁elephant多錢!!

老師: ...

Lǎoshī: Xiǎopéngyou, nǐmen shéi kẹ̌yǐ yòng "elephant" zàojù?

Xiǎo Míng: Lǎoshī, wǒ huì wǒ huì.

Lǎoshī: Nà nǐ gēn dàjiā shuō ba.

Xiǎo Míng: Chén Shuǐbiǎn elephant* duō qián!!

Lǎoshī: ...


* = "A le hěn"
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Re: Chinese jokes

Postby cranky laowai » 30 Mar 2012, 16:26

John Yu wrote:哪一條街沒下雨?

芝麻街。因為芝麻街美語。


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