24
August
2008

Chinese Olympic Nicknames and vocabulary

For the true student of chinese, here are the nicknames of “players”:http://www.nbcolympics.com/newscenter/news/newsid=236723.html. Some are really great! | Athlete | Nickname | Pinyin | Translation | Explanation | | LeBron James | 小皇帝 | xiao3 huang2 di4 | Little Emperor | He’s King James | | Camelo Anthony | 甜瓜 | tian2 gua1 | Sweet Melon […]

23
April
2008

The Forbidden Kingdom (aka the Monkey King retold)

_Sorry for the strange post yesterday, WordPress configuration error in wp_config.php_ “The Forbidden Kingdom”:http://imdb.com/title/tt0865556/ (功夫之王 gong1 fu1 zhi1 wang2 or Kung Fu’s King) is now showing. Its a rip off of the Monkey King (“孙悟空”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Wukong sun2 wu3 kong4) from Journey to the West (“西游记”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_to_the_West xi1 you2 ji4,lit. western travel story). Made me really nostalgic for […]

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