Trading wars impact


#302

Just direct play on the characters. For example, the simplified for 親: 亲, the “見” part is removed. So “亲不見”.


#303

只有魔,還是魔。


#304

Giving you an opportunity to work harder on your daily Chinese lessons. You should be glad I can read and write in the first place :slight_smile:


#305

Hi Hi Hi, I understand…Am I Chinese?


#306

Good translation!

Only the last line in bold should read:

Only the devil, still the devil.

HKers referring to simplified characters (metaphor for China or Chinese government) as the devil.


#307

Yes, you are crazy…


#308

道高一尺,魔高一丈
魔 is good


#310

My kids learn the simplified stuff at school - for practicality. I look at their homework and it looks like a travesty to me. :nauseated_face: Also, I have to teach them that stuff like 靜夜思 (famous classical poetry) often sounds much better when recited with 7 tones rather than those nasally sounding 4 tones :wink: :wink: :wink:


#311

Which dialect? Cantonese has 6 tones only.


#312

It has anywhere from 6-9 depending on how anal you get about it.


#313

What? :scream:


#314

Come on, 6 is 6. Entry tones don’t count. If you grew up in HK haven’t they taught you 哥仔記牛腩麵?


#315

Is this a Hong Kong or Cantonese forum?

You speak Cantonese ah?


#316

HAHAHAHA. Great Video. Shades of Stephen Chow. Technically this is an American forum. :slight_smile:


#317

Over represented by ex-Hong Kong people.
Harriet
aalj
ed-lo
manch
dioworld
jwuzy
wuqijun (kind of)
BAJacket (kind of)
fastisslow(?)


#318

I’m a minority here. I need to learn how to complain about lack of minority rights and stuff.


#319

There are dozens of us!


#320

too many chinese in this forum


#321

I identify as an American :wink:


#322

Actually not that many, the active ones are mostly Chinese Cantonese.