Where's my dragon?





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Published on Nov 29, 2010

A short animation in Mandarin Chinese and English using some Mandarin phrases from http://www.omniglot.com/language/phra... as well as some I made up myself.

Here's a transcription of the dialogue:

你好。[nĭ hăo] (Hello)

That sounds familiar. Are you speaking Mandarin Chinese, and did you just say 'hello'?

[Duì, wŏ shuō pŭtōnghuà, érqiĕ wŏ gānggang shuō nĭ hăo. Nĭ guìxìng dàmíng?]
(Right, I'm speaking Mandarin, and I just said 'Hello'. What's your name?)

What's my name? I'm Bob Smith. What's your name?

[Wǒ xìng Wáng wǒde míngzi jiàozuò Píngpíng]
(My surname is Wang, and I'm called Pingping.)

I see, your surname is Wang, and your other name is Pingping. Can I call you Pingping?

[Kěyǐ a. Nǐ shì cóng nàr de?]
(You can. Where are you from?)

Where am I from? I'm from Mars. How about you?

[Wǒ shì cóng jīnxīng lái de]
(I'm from Venus.)

You're from Venus!? That's a conincidence! I met someone else from Venus yesterday.
You have beautiful eyes, by the way, and that's a very fetching hat.

[Xièxiè nǐ, wǒ zài zhǎo wǒde lóng. Nǐ yǒu méiyǒu kàn tā?]
(Thank you. I'm looking for my dragon. Have you seen him?)

You're looking for your dragon? Well, I did see a dragon this morning over there.

很好,我去看看。[Hěn hǎo, wǒ qù kànkan.]
(Very good, I'll go and have a look.)

Ok, I'll help you look.

There are many more useful phrases in Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese and other Chinese languages on Omniglot dot com. The online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages.

You can find those phrases at:
Mandarin: http://www.omniglot.com/language/phra...
Cantonese: http://www.omniglot.com/language/phra...
Hakka: http://www.omniglot.com/language/phra...
Shanghainese: http://www.omniglot.com/language/phra...
Taiwanese: http://www.omniglot.com/language/phra...

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