Archive for the ‘death’ Tag
The student has studied English language dialogues in textbooks so well that even in a life-or-death situation, the immediate response to “How are you?” is “I’m fine, thank you!” This unfortunate conditioning leads to the student’s demise.
中国留学生在国外的高速公路出车祸了,连人带车翻下悬崖,交警赶到后向下喊话:how are you?留学生答:i’m fine,thank you。然后交警走了,留学生就死了.
A Chinese student studying abroad got into an accident on a highway. The car and those in it fell off a cliff. A traffic cop arrived as quickly as possible and yelled down “How are you?” The student replied “I’m fine, thank you.” Then the traffic cop left and the student died.
车祸, che huo- traffic accident
翻下, fan xia- fall over
悬崖, xuanya- a cliff, an overhang
交警, jiao jing- traffic police
Two lovers were going to commit suicide together, but they only had enough money on them to buy one bottle of pesticide, and one bottle would only be enough to kill one person. However, in the end, they both died. How was this?
Answer: They purchased the bottle of pesticide and opened it up. Inside the cap was written “receive one free bottle!”
一对情侣, yi dui(r) qinglv- a couple of lovers
殉情, xun qing- to die for love, ( in this case, “commit suicide together”)
农药, nong yao- fertilizer
瓶盖, ping gai(r)- bottle cap
再来一瓶, zai lai yi ping- literally, “get another bottle” (in this case, “receive one free bottle”, a promotional contest prize)
One day, a family of earthworms felt bored, so Little Worm cut himself into two sections to go play badminton. Mommy Worm thought, “That’s not a bad idea,” and cut herself into four sections to go play majiang. Daddy Worm thought for a minute, and then cut himself into ground meat. Mommy Worm cried, “How could you be so stupid? You die if you cut yourself into so many pieces!” Daddy Worm weakly replied, “…I suddenly thought of playing soccer.”
蚯蚓, qiuyin- earthworm
羽毛球, yumaoqiu- badminton
麻将, majiang- majiang
肉末, roumo- ground meat, minced meat
傻, sha- stupid (colloquial)
碎, sui- broken, fragmentary (in this case, “so many pieces”)
虚弱, xuruo- weak, frail