Sunday, 15 April 2012

Chinese Fail

By Edwin Tan (c) 2012

Chinese lady at clinic: “Ni shi yi sheng ma?”
Translation: “Are you a doctor?”

Me: “Wo bu shi yi sheng. Wo shi…umm…gei ren chi yao… de ren”
Ed’s translation: “I’m not a doctor. I’m a…umm… gives people medicines eat…person.”

Chinese lady: …
Translation: “Given your poor command of the Chinese language, you have not only embarrassed yourself, but you have also dishonoured both me and my country.”

Yeah, I dunno the Chinese word for pharmacist. Sue me. Those years of Chinese school sure paid off.

1 comment:

Simon said...

If you can't say pharmacist in mandarin, i dont think your years in chinese school paid off.