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What are the Chinese words used in Firefly?

What are the Chinese words used in Firefly?

Some other common phrases used in Firefly — “gǒushǐ” (crap) “Bi zui” (shut up) and “Shen me” (what) — translate clean. Whedon may have wanted to go further, but it seems the global nature of TV put a kibosh on the scheme to circumvent censors.

What are common phrases in Chinese?

Basic Mandarin Chinese Words and Phrases

  • Hello: Nǐhǎo (Nee how)
  • Thank you: Xièxiè (Shieh-shieh)
  • You’re welcome: Bù kèqì (Boo kuh-chi)
  • Good morning: Zǎo (Zhow)
  • Goodnight: Wǎn’ān (One-un)
  • My name is…: Wǒ jiào… (
  • My friend’s name is…: Wǒ de péngyǒu jiào…

What are some curse words in Chinese?

21 Chinese Swear Words You’ll Hear From Mandarin Speakers

  • 坏蛋 (huài dàn) Let’s start with some light ones.
  • 笨蛋 (bèn dàn) Translated to “stupid egg,” you’d use this one when calling someone a moron, or an idiot.
  • 王八蛋 (wáng bā dàn)
  • 滚蛋 (gǔn dàn)
  • 糊涂蛋 (hútú dàn)
  • 混蛋 (hún dàn)
  • 我靠 or 我尻 (wǒ kào)
  • 牛屄 (niúbì)

What language do they speak on Firefly?


What is Fei oo?

Back-translation of Mandarin: trash. Script Mandarin translation (phonetic for English speakers): fei-oo. Translated from script English: junk. Context: “Out of Gas,” Zoe, referring to Serenity.

What does Dong Ma mean?

Usage: Dong means understand while ma is a particle indicating the speaker is asking a question. Dong ma can be translated as “Understand?” but I find it highly unlikely for Jayne to have been so proper. A more curt “Got it?” seems more appropriate.

What is the Chinese sentence structure?

The “MOST” basic and common Chinese sentence structure is similar to the structure in English. A basic and common Chinese sentence structure is in three parts: Subject (S) + Verb (V) + Object (O).

What are the 3 Chinese curses?

I imagine you’ve all heard of the three ‘Chinese’ curses:

  • May you live in interesting times.
  • May you be recognized by people in high places.
  • May you get what you wish for.

What does Shi San Dian mean?

shi san dian : half-witted, ni… : shí sān diǎn | Definition | Mandarin Chinese Pinyin English Dictionary | Yabla Chinese.

Why do they speak Chinese in dune?

“Part of it came from director Denis since he made it such that Paul (Timothee Chalamet), the main character, can speak many languages,” explained Chang. “It then followed that Dr Yueh might be able to speak Mandarin, since he represented someone from Asia.

Is Gorram a real word?

A corruption of goddamn, attested since at least 1963.