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Laughter is the best medicine when you’re getting bored in learning Chinese

Posted by Grace Feng on June 16, 2013

Laughter is the best medicine when you're getting bored in learning ChineseFirst of all, I apologize for not updating the site for a while (more than a week I think?). I was not feeling well lately and am getting a little better now.

For those of you that are feeling bored in your Chinese study or trying hard to beat a learning plateau, a humor in Chinese probably can help you change your mood while actually “learning”. :-)

OK, here it comes. I’ll retell this humor in Upper Beginner level so no pressure for you I hope. For real beginners, please, try to read it all by yourself without translation first. It’s not that difficult believe me. Go through the new words table first will help you a lot!

[vocabulary table]

Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese Mandarin Pinyin English Definition
结婚 結婚 jie2 hun1 to marry; to get married
新娘 xin1 niang2 bride
新郎 xin1 lang2 groom
生活 sheng1 huo2 life
以后 以後 yi3 hou4 after; later
同意 tong2 yi4 to agree
然后 然後 ran2 hou4 after; then (afterwards)
洗澡 xi3 zao3 to bathe; to take a shower
时间 時間 shi2 jian1 time
ji2 worried
亲爱 親愛 qin1 ai4 dear
回答 hui2 da2 to reply; to answer
gua1 to shave
胡子 鬍子 hu2 zi5 beard; mustache or whiskers

 

[Simplified Chinese]

我们的

 

结婚的那天晚上,新娘对新郎说:”以后我们不要再说‘我的’,要说‘我们的’. 因为我的生活和你的生活, 从今天开始, 就是我们的生活了."

新郎点头同意, 然后去洗澡,好长时间没有出来。

新娘有点急, 就问:"亲爱的, 你在干什么哪?"

新郎回答说:"亲爱的,我在刮我们的胡子哪。"

 

[pinyin]

wǒmen de

jiéhūn de nàtiān wǎnshang, xīnniáng duì xīnláng shuō:” yǐhòu wǒmen bùyào zàishuō‘ wǒ de’, yàoshuō‘ wǒmen de’. yīnwèi wǒ de shēnghuó hé nǐ de shēnghuó, cóng jīntiān kāishǐ, jiùshì wǒmen de shēnghuó le."

xīnláng diǎntóu tóngyì, ránhòu qù xǐzǎo, hǎo cháng shíjiān méiyǒu chūlái。

xīnniáng yǒudiǎn jí, jiù wèn:" qīn’ài de, nǐ zài gànshénme na?"

xīnláng huídá shuō:" qīn’ài de, wǒ zài guā wǒmen de húzi na。"

 

[Traditional Chinese]

我們的

 

結婚的那天晚上,新娘對新郎說:”以後我們不要再說‘我的’,要說‘我們的’. 因為我的生活和你的生活, 從今天開始, 就是我們的生活了."

新郎點頭同意, 然後去洗澡,好長時間沒有出來。

新娘有點急, 就問:"親愛的, 你在幹什麼哪?"

新郎回答說:"親愛的,我在刮我們的胡子哪。"

 

[English Translation]

Our

At the night they got married, the bride told her husband:”From today on we don’t say ‘my’ anymore, we should say ‘our’ instead. That’s because my life and your life has become our life since today.”

The groom nodded in agreement. Then he went to have a shower, which did take a bit long.

The bride was a bit worried, then she asked, “Dear, what are you doing?”

The groom answered, “Honey, I am shaving our beard.”

 

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4 Responses to “Laughter is the best medicine when you’re getting bored in learning Chinese”

  1. nothing

    白睿:

    06-17-2013 6:05 pm

    Grace, 欢迎你回来!在以上笑话里的新郎真有点傻。

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      Grace Feng:

      06-18-2013 1:59 am

      确实傻得可爱. 不过新娘的要求太苛刻了点, 呵呵 …

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    josepha87:

    11-02-2013 12:24 am

    躺在手术臺上的患者,看到手术前的各种準备,心里觉得非常不安。
    ” 医生,这是我初次动手术,所以非常紧张。” 他说。
    医生拍拍他的肩膀,安慰道﹕
    ” 别怕,我也一样。 ”

    A patient is lying on the operating table. Seeing all kinds of preparations before the surgery, he feels very uneasy.
    “Doctor, this is my first surgery, so ( I am ) very nervous. ” , he says.
    The doctor pats him on the shoulder and comforts him :
    ” Do not worry, me too. “

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      Grace Feng:

      11-02-2013 1:42 pm

      I believe I read this joke before, short and cute. Thanks for sharing, Joseph!!

      Grace

      Reply

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