The 18 Funniest Chinese Phrases (and How to Use Them), Pub'd on Matador | Speaking of China

7 Responses

  1. marghini
    marghini May 18, 2015 at 9:42 am | | Reply

    Hu! I am ashamed to admit that I didn’t know any of these 😀

    My Chinese is so miserable!

  2. Constance - Foreign Sanctuary
    Constance - Foreign Sanctuary May 18, 2015 at 9:55 am | | Reply

    My favorite Chinese expression is ‘pai ma pi’ [hitting the horse’s behind] which essentially means sucking up. It was the first one I learnt so that is why it is probably my favorite. I am glad to see it is on your list!

  3. Victor
    Victor May 18, 2015 at 10:05 am | | Reply

    Thank you Jocelyn for sharing this article. I must forward this to Mimmie for her learning. 🙂

  4. Autumn
    Autumn May 18, 2015 at 10:23 am | | Reply

    These are hilarious.

    Andy’s Popo had one where she called him something like “the best part of the goose” instead of “the apple of her eye.”

  5. Timo
    Timo May 18, 2015 at 8:58 pm | | Reply

    Wow, so many and I dont know any! I asked my wife and she knows about 50%, rest she never heard, her mother is even worse :p

  6. robert
    robert May 19, 2015 at 6:41 pm | | Reply

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