Chinese Linkwords

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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Mine or My - water

Imagine if all that was mine, was water (wo3 de).

English word : My / Mine
Chinese pronunciation : wo3 de

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

a Chair - That Is Eating

Imagine a chair that is eating(yi3zi) anything put on it!

English word : Chair
Chinese pronunciation : Yi3zi

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Sickness - Bingo!

Imagine if everytime you have a sickness, your doctor would go "Bingo!" (bing4)

English word : Sickness / Illness
Chinese pronunciation : Bing4

Friday, November 17, 2006

Age in Years - Sweeter?

Imagine if your years of age where measured in how swee[t] you are!

English word : Years of age
Chinese pronunciation : sui4

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Hello - And Your Knee?

Imagine if instead of "Hello", one would inquire about your knee like "Knee, How?" (ni3hao3)

English word : Hello
Chinese pronunciation : Ni3hao3

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Shoe - A Shared One

Imagine a shoe that has been shared (xie2) a lot!

English word : Shoe
Chinese pronunciation : Xie2

Usually the "xie2" would be following by a "zi"

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Night - life, Yeah!

Imagine if when it becomes night, everyone you know shouts "Yeah!" (ye4)

English word : night
Chinese pronunciation : ye4

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Meat - Eating Contest

Imagine eating lots of meat while sitting in a row (rou4) with a lot of people

English word : Meat
Chinese pronunciation : rou4

Thanks to Sandra for this one

Monday, August 28, 2006

Calorie - driven car!

Imagine if you could use calories in your car (ka3) instead of gas!

English word : Calorie
Chinese pronunciation : ka3

Friday, August 25, 2006

Outside - Why?

Imagine a lot of people outside The White House screaming "Why?" (wai4)

English word : Outside
Chinese pronunciation : wai4

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Kettle - Speaking

Imagine if your kettle would ask "Who (hu2) is using me?"

English word : Kettle, pot
Chinese pronunciation : hu2

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Smile - Ok, Enough!

Imagine if everytime you smile, people would ask you to take a shower! (What a breath) (xiao4)

English word : Smile, to
Chinese pronunciation : xiao4

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Repair - of Cars

Imagine if everytime you repair your car, it would show another problem! (xiu1)

English word : Repair, to
Chinese pronunciation : xiu1

I'm sorry, maybe this one is too realistic :o)

Monday, August 21, 2006

Several - G!

Imagine if you several times would exceed the G-force limit! (ji3)

English word : Several
Chinese pronunciation : ji3

Friday, August 18, 2006

Chicken - Speeding Up

Imagine a chicken that were so fast, that it had problems with the G-force! (ji1)

English word : Chicken
Chinese pronunciation : ji1

When refering to chicken meat in a meal. You would always add the word for meat, which is pronounced rou4. Making the entire word ji1rou4.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Hoe - You Know?

Imagine if everytime you ask for a hoe, the only answer would be "I don't know"! (nou4)

English word : Hoe
Chinese pronunciation : nou4

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Come - A Lie

Imagine if your best friend said he would come, but it was a lie! (lai2)

English word : Come, to
Chinese pronunciation : lai2

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

to Give - Only For Gay Men?

Imagine if everyone that would you give you gifts, were all gay! (gei3)

English word : Give, to
Chinese pronunciation : gei3

Monday, August 14, 2006

Nearby - A Golden Gin

Imagine if nearby you, there would always be gin! (jin4)

English word : Nearby
Chinese pronunciation : Jin4

Friday, August 11, 2006

You - Get Down On One Knee

Imagine that you get down on one knee(ni3) for her (/him)!

English word : You
Chinese pronunciation : ni3

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Damaged - How Poor You Would Be

Imagine if all your belongings were damaged or in ruins, how poor you would be!

English word : damaged / in ruins
Chinese pronunciation : po4

Monday, August 07, 2006

Tired - Then Lay Down.

Maybe you don't even need to imagine this one! :o)

When you get tired, you should lay down.

English word : tired
Chinese pronunciation : lei4

Friday, August 04, 2006

Accompany sb., to - Expensive?

Imagine if someone said that if you accompany him to his destination, you will have to pay!

English word : accompany sb., to
Chinese pronunciation : pei2

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Kick - Tea

Imagine if you would be kicked for drinking tea (ti2)!

English word : Kick, to
Chinese pronunciation : ti2

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Have, to - Yo!

Imagine that everytime you ask somebody whether they have a certain thing, they reply "yo!"

English word : have, to
Chinese pronunciation : you3

That is actually how the chinese would often respond in Chinese. When you ask a question like:
"ni3 you3 qi4che1 ma?"
A valid reply-sentence could then be:
Which literally means "have".

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Stars - That Make You Sing

Imagine if everytime you see a star you hear also someone sing!

English word : Star
Chinese pronunciation : xing1

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Seat - In Your Way

Imagine if everytime you want to find your seat, someone come in your way!

English word : seat
Chinese pronunciation : wei4

Monday, July 17, 2006

Wrap Up And Bow Down

Imagine if every package you wrap up, makes people bow down!

English word : wrap, to / a package, bag
Chinese pronunciation : bao1

Friday, July 14, 2006

Compare - Bees!

Imagine that everytime you would compare things, you would be attacked by a bee (bi3)!

English word : Compare, to
Chinese pronunciation : bi3

Note: The English word "compare" would often be translated "bi3jiao4", but in a sentence like "this is better than that" one would use "bi3".

Thursday, July 13, 2006

When - Is The Question

Imagine if the only thing you could ask was when (wen4)!

English word : When
Chinese pronunciation : Wen4

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