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Gi2gi
Georgia

Dear Chinese Friends
 
Could you tell me the meaning of the following (supposedly) Chinese words?
Thanks in advance:
 
"So now the only Chinese words she can say are sh-sh, houche, chr fan, and gwan deng shweijyau. How can she talk to people in China with these words? Pee-pee, choo-choo train, eat, close light sleep. How can she think she can blend in? Only her skin and her hair are Chinese." 

28 Feb 2015      



spinney
United Kingdom

I know that "sh sh" means "thanks" and "ch fan" means "eat." I don īt know about the last although the last word could mean "water" (shwei). I don īt know if that īs any help. 

28 Feb 2015     



Gi2gi
Georgia

spinney,  
 
 

28 Feb 2015     



spinney
United Kingdom


Smile

28 Feb 2015     



blunek
Poland

 Sh-sh - you probably meant "Xiexie" - Thank you
 
Houche - i think you mispelled, should be "Huoche" - Train
 
Chr fan - again you mistyped, should be "Chi fan" - To eat a meal
 
Gwan deng - "Guan deng" - Turn off the light
 
Shweijau - "Shui jiao" - To sleep
 
 :0)

28 Feb 2015     



Gi2gi
Georgia

blunek, thanks a lot for the exhaustive answer - I am not to blame for the the "spelling errors" , though - it was an extract from a novel by a Chinese-American author, which is included in a textbook. Thanks again.

1 Mar 2015     



blunek
Poland

No problem! :0) I`m glad I could help!
Of course I know it is not your fault about spelling. :0) Cheers!

1 Mar 2015