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2013-05-30 05:26:37 AM
that was very awesome. i could speak chinese pretty well already, and this makes SO much sense!
 
2013-05-30 08:14:09 AM
Congratulations, you learned a bunch of random words, many of them you will never need to use!

(seriously, how often does "volcano" come up in normal conversation?)

I also object to her perpetuating that broad misconception that Chinese is entirely a pictographic language and not merely a somewhat ideographic language (as in, some characters have nothing to do with their radicals)
 
2013-05-30 08:59:13 AM
I wouldn't have thought someone would be taking a shiat on this only 2 posts deep, pretty neat if you ask me...
 
2013-05-30 09:05:50 AM

Rincewind53: Congratulations, you learned a bunch of random words, many of them you will never need to use!

(seriously, how often does "volcano" come up in normal conversation?)

I also object to her perpetuating that broad misconception that Chinese is entirely a pictographic language and not merely a somewhat ideographic language (as in, some characters have nothing to do with their radicals)


Today? Once, so far. But then, is posting on Fark a normal conversation?
 
2013-05-30 09:12:14 AM

Headso: I wouldn't have thought someone would be taking a shiat on this only 2 posts deep, pretty neat if you ask me...


it's fark, has there ever been a thread without nay sayers?

/pretty cool if you ask me
//no one did
 
2013-05-30 09:12:23 AM
That blew my mind, in a good way.  Like a volcano in tight pants.  VOLCANO.
 
2013-05-30 09:12:57 AM

Rincewind53: Congratulations, you learned a bunch of random words, many of them you will never need to use!

(seriously, how often does "volcano" come up in normal conversation?)

I also object to her perpetuating that broad misconception that Chinese is entirely a pictographic language and not merely a somewhat ideographic language (as in, some characters have nothing to do with their radicals)


Oh don't be such a grump, it was useful for what it was and she's also tremendously hot.
 
2013-05-30 09:30:30 AM
Rosie O'Donnell gave America the only lesson it needed....

writersgallery.com

/Seriously, though, that was a nice TED talk.
 
2013-05-30 09:35:02 AM

desertmouse: That blew my mind, in a good way.  Like a volcano in tight pants.  VOLCANO.


...and high heel boots.
Add that accent and I get a funny feeling.
I'd love for her to teach me all 20000 characters of the Chinese language, and then some.

/ I'm being bad, so I just got to my room.
 
2013-05-30 09:39:53 AM

ModernPrimitive01: Headso: I wouldn't have thought someone would be taking a shiat on this only 2 posts deep, pretty neat if you ask me...

it's fark, has there ever been a thread without nay sayers?

/pretty cool if you ask me
//no one did


I think Crazy Amy holds the honor of uniting all of Fark under one banner. Did anyone take her side in those threads?
 
2013-05-30 09:44:06 AM
Thanks subby.  That was pretty neat.
 
2013-05-30 10:45:28 AM
Not only was she dressed ridiculously, she looked hideously uncomfortable to boot.
 
2013-05-30 10:45:56 AM
From what I recall of three semesters of Japanese (which is admittedly not much), most of those were identical to their Japanese counterparts.
 
2013-05-30 11:05:47 AM

ModernLuddite: Not only was she dressed ridiculously, she looked hideously uncomfortable to boot.


Do you think she had sharp Chi-knees, too?
 
2013-05-30 11:35:56 AM
Nifty! Thanks, Subby!
 
2013-05-30 11:48:41 AM
Interesting video.  But her examples use Traditional Chinese characters and not the simplified characters that are the official language of Mandarin.  The simplified characters are ... ummm ... simpler ... but resemblance to images often gets lost.

That said, this technique works when the traditional and the simplified characters are the same.  And in other cases ... ya gotta improvise.
 
2013-05-30 11:58:32 AM
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火山

I just learned something! AWESOME.

/Thanks, subby. Loves me some TED talks
 
2013-05-30 01:13:17 PM
Huh, I knew several of the kanjis. I knew that the Japanese kanji were taken from Chinese, but those few seem to have been taken exactly. I wonder if they are also pronounced the same way.

/she should have included the kanji for woman and then shown that three times the kanji for women means noisy.
//I read that on the internet, so it must be true.
 
2013-05-30 03:15:58 PM
Seeing as I'm the only native english speaker in the psychology lab I assist in, I was really hoping to see the characters for rats, mice, antipsychotics, injection, etc. I don't think I'll find any useful phrases like that in a "learn chinese quickly" video.
 
2013-05-30 04:30:37 PM
"Lin"sanity was racist but "Chineasy" is just fine as long as a Chinese person says it.  Way to perpetuate your own culture's stereotype young lady.  Just pointing out the irony of it all, not defending the original use of "Lin"sanity.
 
2013-05-30 06:47:06 PM

Intelligent_Donkey: Seeing as I'm the only native english speaker in the psychology lab I assist in, I was really hoping to see the characters for rats, mice, antipsychotics, injection, etc. I don't think I'll find any useful phrases like that in a "learn chinese quickly" video.


实验室里的小白鼠
Who needs a fundamental understanding of a foreign language, with its own history and rich literature? There's an app for that!

(I think I see a sun in there, but there's some sort of accent on it.)
 
2013-05-30 08:22:50 PM

ds_4815: ModernLuddite: Not only was she dressed ridiculously, she looked hideously uncomfortable to boot.

Do you think she had sharp Chi-knees, too?


Nope, just dirty.
Look at these...
 
2013-05-30 10:12:56 PM
便秘
A friend's tattoo that was supposed to mean "Strength".... Nope, it means "Constipation" Bahahaha!
 
2013-05-30 10:31:16 PM

Cepheus Crater: "Lin"sanity was racist but "Chineasy" is just fine as long as a Chinese person says it.  Way to perpetuate your own culture's stereotype young lady.  Just pointing out the irony of it all, not defending the original use of "Lin"sanity.


WTF are you talking about? The term Linsanity was never an issue you moron. I was Idiots like you making stupid ethnic jokes like "Fortune Cookie"  and "Chink in the Armor".
 
2013-05-31 06:58:41 AM
Chineasy is clever, reminds me of those radio ads for learning spanish easily (S-O-C-K-S). Not a bad way to learn, but you still have to use it to retain it.  It's amazing that chinese has 20,000 characters to express words.. Guess english isn't so bad with it's 26 characters to form every single word we need.
 
2013-05-31 08:33:51 AM

Rincewind53: Congratulations, you learned a bunch of random words, many of them you will never need to use!

(seriously, how often does "volcano" come up in normal conversation?)

I also object to her perpetuating that broad misconception that Chinese is entirely a pictographic language and not merely a somewhat ideographic language (as in, some characters have nothing to do with their radicals)


wow. i always looked up to you. now, just a little less.
 
2013-05-31 06:48:56 PM
If I remember correctly, put a woman a house and you get happiness. Put two women in a house and you get discord.  Seems logical.
 
2013-05-31 08:15:11 PM

mrlewish: Cepheus Crater: "Lin"sanity was racist but "Chineasy" is just fine as long as a Chinese person says it.  Way to perpetuate your own culture's stereotype young lady.  Just pointing out the irony of it all, not defending the original use of "Lin"sanity.

WTF are you talking about? The term Linsanity was never an issue you moron. I was Idiots like you making stupid ethnic jokes like "Fortune Cookie"  and "Chink in the Armor".



First of all farkface, it was an issue because the original use of the name STARTED all of the further racist comments.  Also, dicktard, I was not one of the people using terms.  Or did your incredible reading comprehension skills miss the part where I was talking about it in a way not to defend it but bring up the hypocrisy in her using it.  Am I going to fast for you?  Do you need to read this twice before the meaning sinks in?  In what way did my post infer that I was a racist or responsible for the comments jackwagon?
 
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