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Posted by SatansLeftHand on 10-27-2002 04:56 PM:

anyone know mandarin?

as in, chinese?
i need a couple of phrases translated:

"drop the gun"
"hands on your head"
"don't move"
"on the ground, now!"

i'm writing a story, not attacking chinese gangsters.

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Posted by Smug Git on 10-27-2002 05:00 PM:

Pronounce all the 'r's like 'l's and you will be fine.

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Posted by wonderaz on 10-27-2002 05:30 PM:

Wang chung means 'perfect pitch' but you have to say it the right way. Perhaps you could just use that and hope no one reads it that knows mandarin.
If that works for you, I expect a mention on the acknowledgements page but don't expect any of the royalties.


Posted by shyloh on 10-27-2002 05:51 PM:

Re: anyone know mandarin?

There are probably official phrases, but i would only know the literal translations which would sound quite stupid to someone who speaks it more fluently than i.

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Posted by wonderaz on 10-27-2002 05:58 PM:

I forgot about Shyloh! She would naturally know it since she looks like she is from Mandarin or whatever they are calling that part of the world now.


Posted by Peter_Torque on 10-27-2002 06:24 PM:

They still call it "New York City," I think.

I don't know where Mandarin is, but I don't speak orange anyway. (Not all us Californians do, y'know. That's just a rumor.)

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Posted by shyloh on 10-27-2002 06:41 PM:

quote:
Originally posted by Peter_Torque
They still call it "New York City," I think.




Now it's called Korean Town.


Posted by Peter_Torque on 10-27-2002 06:51 PM:

Still beats "New Amsterdam," if you ask me.


Posted by shyloh on 10-27-2002 06:56 PM:

I prefer dutch folk to spitting, spikey-haired asian thug wannabe civic-driving teens. But that's just me.

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Posted by CRSR on 10-27-2002 07:12 PM:

"drop the gun"
-- Po Zi Bang Lo!

"hands on your head"
Hang Hia!

"don't move"
-- Yu Dung Mu!

"on the ground, now!"
-- Lei Lo, Noa!


Posted by Peter_Torque on 10-27-2002 08:08 PM:

quote:
Originally posted by shyloh
I prefer dutch folk to spitting, spikey-haired asian thug wannabe civic-driving teens. But that's just me.


Are you saying there's something wrong with being civic-minded?


Posted by oxsan on 10-27-2002 10:31 PM:

I have a massive Mandarin/English-English Mandarin two volume dictionary but none of that good stuff is in it. It is devoted entirely to electronic warfare circuitry and technology

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