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 Posted: Sat Jun 18th, 2016 04:48 am
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http://nypost.com/2016/06/17/john-cena-shocks-with-speech-in-fluent-mandarin/




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 Posted: Sat Jun 18th, 2016 04:54 am
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I thought that was Pat Patterson's nickname since he speaks English, French, and Greek <rimshot>

Thank you, thank you - I'll be here all week. Tip your waitress, try the veal...

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 Posted: Sat Jun 18th, 2016 06:29 am
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Terrible pronunciation. He translated everything to Chinese but kept the stresses where an English sentence would have them, which obliterates a tonal language like Mandarin.

He's not close to being fluent, but much respect to him for even getting to that level. It takes a lot of time and commitment to become that conversational. No matter what the Rosetta Stone people say, there's no shortcut to learning a language, especially at his age.



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KGB wrote: No matter what the Rosetta Stone people say, there's no shortcut to learning a language, especially at his age.
Any chance he could learn to wrestle at his age ????



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特别好啊!我也说汉语一点儿。



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KGB wrote: Terrible pronunciation. He translated everything to Chinese but kept the stresses where an English sentence would have them, which obliterates a tonal language like Mandarin. 
How the fuck do you know?? :)



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WongLee wrote: KGB wrote: Terrible pronunciation. He translated everything to Chinese but kept the stresses where an English sentence would have them, which obliterates a tonal language like Mandarin. 
How the fuck do you know?? :)

Because he's KGB - S&W's Mr. Tri-lingual. 



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 Posted: Sun Jun 19th, 2016 03:58 am
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cookie32723 wrote: WongLee wrote: KGB wrote: Terrible pronunciation. He translated everything to Chinese but kept the stresses where an English sentence would have them, which obliterates a tonal language like Mandarin. 
How the fuck do you know?? :)

Because he's KGB - S&W's Mr. Tri-lingual. 

Somewhere, CM is convinced he could've communicated with that alligator in Mandarin. 

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Uh, did you see CM's post on WCMB?

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indikator wrote: Uh, did you see CM's post on WCMB?
He used Google translate.  For example, in his first attempt, he typed in "Let's see you try, Mr. Critic." which returns, "让我们来看看你做的,先生。评论家."  The tell is that Google mistakenly leaves in the period for Mr., whereas in Chinese it would have been omitted.  He doesn't realize that, so he just copied and pasted it as is. 
 
If only there was an interspecies Google translate...



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indikator wrote: Uh, did you see CM's post on WCMB?
Is this a new post as opposed to the gorilla post?  If so, please post it. 



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 Posted: Sun Jun 19th, 2016 10:42 am
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Looks like it fell into the memory hole.



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KGB wrote: indikator wrote: Uh, did you see CM's post on WCMB?
He used Google translate.  For example, in his first attempt, he typed in "Let's see you try, Mr. Critic." which returns, "让我们来看看你做的,先生。评论家."  The tell is that Google mistakenly leaves in the period for Mr., whereas in Chinese it would have been omitted.  He doesn't realize that, so he just copied and pasted it as is. 
 
If only there was an interspecies Google translate...

Also "Mr" (先生) would not be on its own in a clause, it comes straight after a name (e.g. Mr Zhang - 张先生).  Anyway, he basically tapped out on that.

Mandarin is brilliant if you want to get around obscenity detectors, incidentally.  If you want to say "fuck your mother's cunt", you can use the characters for "grass mud horse from the Gobi Desert", as the syllables (cao ni ma ge bi) are pronounced the same - just that the tones are different.  Many character sets do not have the words for fuck and cunt on them anyway.



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