By FML - 15/05/2012 19:02 - Finland

Today, I was told the Mandarin greeting that my new Chinese friends at school taught me was not really a greeting at all. I've been proclaiming "I'm a dumb bitch" every time I've greeted them, almost every day for the past month. FML
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Lol that's so mean, but funny

Then say nothing at all.

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Lol that's so mean, but funny

Op, they are not your real friends. But if you want to get even, replace "I'm" with "You're". Then look up the translation, "Just like your mom" in chinese. Afterwards, put the two together.

Reminds me of My big fat Greek wedding, when the fiancé asks the brothers how to say something in Greek an he ends up yelling "I HAVE A THIRD TESTICLE!"

Hmm OP seems like an easy target for old school prank. Here is another one for you OP - say 'Gashti' to greet any Indian/Pakistani girl. It .. Uhm... Means 'hello' :-)

bitch_pleez 10

OP, just tell them tsao knee ma (that's how it's sounds) it means f*** your mom in mandarin

68 - How does she know you're not tricking her, too?

bitch_pleez 10

92, short answer is she doesn't.

I think it's"????"?am I right?

157- were you "trying" to say hello in mandarin? If so, it's "ni hao"

Google translate, learn it and use it. YDI, you dumb b***h.

92 - it's true.. But I thought it's diao ni ma.. Maybe just a different slang.. I don't know.. :3

173, Why would she Google it when several people who speak it fluently are her friends? (or so she thought)...

Nope it's ni ta ma de if you want to say f you which literally translates to you his/her mom :P

173 - Because we ALL know how reliable Google Translate is.

blissmarie 6

I know this is totally out of topic but am I the only person who gets extremely annoyed when people use asterisks as a substitute for letters in swear words? No..? Okay I'll go shut up now.....

What's crap is the same thing happened to me once when I was quite close with some Chinese neighbours of mine. Tbh you should never just say what they tell you to even if you know them well. It could always be a joke!

oh_the_karma 12

Well it definitely sucks to be you, but why wouldn't you look up what you were saying, so you also deserve it.....

gurly98 13

Maybe op has no dictionary

justhanging 6

How would someone who knows no Mandarin go about looking up a *spoken* phrase in a Mandarin dictionary? It's not like the written characters have an obvious correspondence to the spoken sounds.

9- Yet somehow they get online to post a FML. If they have internet, they have access to the dictionary.

Google is your buddy :) I learned a long time ago not to take phrases taught to me on faith. Usually it turns out bad.

Rule for learning other languages - Always cross check with other friends / Internet or anyone who knows the language before repeating a phrase taught by an individual

Also to get back at them use an app called 'swear port' (iphone) - you'll thank me later.,. :-)

#2/43, most internet translators and foreign dictionaries online are flawed and are not 100% reliable.

84 is correct. For example with Spanish there are different variations. There's the Spanish spoken in Mexico and then there's differences in how it is spoken in Spain and many other variations. With online translators they mix all of those variations and make a strange sentence.

#38-- Mandarin dictionaries aren't organized exactly like that. The words are organized by their pronunciations in something called "pinyin". So yes, she could have looked it up only knowing the pronunciation. Even if the OP didn't know that, she could have just looked up the word for "Hello" in Mandarin and compared it with what she was saying...

#84-- That's why you check reliable sources (I won't post them here because I don't want to be a link whore) or check multiple sources to see what the consensus is. It's not impossible to learn about other languages online, you know. That's how I've been doing it for the languages I'm learning...

ajwc 0

Google isn't always right.

64 - And never get a tattoo of a word or phrase in another language.

I doubt OP would trust google over her teacher

34 ever heard of pinyin? ?????? And google never works. Bad grammar, wrong characters, it's a word for word translation so it's generally horribly wrong Edit: it won't share my Asian swearing characters. Darn

145-For the sake of future human reading comprehension abilities I prey that was a typo and you actually meant to say 'friends.' If not, please in the time to come read each FML with the utmost attention before commenting something in which makes you appear as a complete imbicile.

Hiimhaileypotter 52

#182- That's pretty ironic. You "prey"? Haha.

gurly98 13

Oh idk what to say

Then say nothing at all.

Nothing at all...did I win?

nofearjenshere 12

Anyone else just start singing, "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars?

3 - Then why'd you comment? 30 - No. I fail to see what that song has in common with this situation.

nofearjenshere 12

"Nothing at all" is repeated in the chorus. I guess I just memorize songs extremely well.

That was the most pointless comment I've ever seen. I don't know what to say, so I'm just gonna share my thought with everyone here in FML, because they would obviously care

77- No, I think you just thought you'd get a lot of thumbs up with mention of Bruno Mars

nofearjenshere 12

^ Nope, but nice guess. That's like saying I'd hope to get a lot of thumbs up by mentioning Justin Beiber. Am I really the only one out there that starts singing when I hear a phrase from a song?

Prodigy7 4

21, you lose by seven seconds. So close.

Some of you FMLers are so quick to come to conclusions. Maybe saying something about Bruno Mars is something you'd think someone would do to get thumbs but MAYBE just maybe, and I'm sure this is hard for some of you to believe, maybe she actually does start singing the song? Really. Not everyone is alike.

I agree with #163. One day when you jump to a conclusion on some random comment, you'll be proven wrong. Then you'll just make an ass out of yourself- and I am not just talking about this thread, I mean in general on FML. I've learned this lesson when I had first got an FML account.

I'm sorry, but I really can't take you seriously with a my little pony as a picture

_lilla_valora_ 7

they shouldnt be your friends then..

blissmarie 6

They just met. How would he have known he was gonna get fooled? But woah. 1 month. You kinda deserved this one, pal.

reddudeover 2

The suit case in your pic has a smiley face and it creeps me right the hell out. Also I think Op is a she.

bitch_pleez 10

5, I'm taking mandarin at my high school, and we always mess with each other and tell people the wrong stuff, but we're all still friends. Friends mess with friends, that's life.

YDI for trying to make friends with random asians

Why would you not research what you were saying before repeating it so much?

I don't know about you, but I don't think it's really the norm to expect your friends to trick you like that, especially if you go a month saying it and they don't do anything.

Let's hope that she's only been saying that to her friend, and not anyone else...

Payback time, the ultimate prank weapon. SUPERGLUE

reddudeover 2

This comment needed the words bacon and butt-cheeks, revise it and get back to us.

Why not also toilet seat and surian wrap?

Finnick_fml 12

It took a month for you to realize...? Did you really get NO weird looks/laughs? Well. Impressive that it they held that up for so long without cracking up :) You need new friends, OP. FYL!

Oh the old classic bait and switch. Don't ask what they've been feeding you for lunch every day. Hint: it isn't chicken.

nofearjenshere 12

Maybe it is chicken, just not the part he is used to eating...

nofearjenshere 12

Whoops, she*

KiddNYC1O 20

It's rat.

... But it tastes like chicken...

I'm afraid to ask what it is..wait, where the fuck is my dog?

When your around them start talking in a Chinese accent to annoy them.

reddudeover 2

*Stares through window O.O

SpriteCola 5

That Is a win!

pm_sky 0

that is low, they probably feel threatened by you...try not to let them tear you down, shame on them.

lucy_lue 9

Don't take it so seriously. My friends and I do that sort of thing to each other. Two of them would talk in Japanese and pretend to be talking about me, but really just be commenting on the weather. You have to just laugh it off.