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May 25, 2017

Top ten thursday: foreign languages

 image from donnapie.tumblr.com/ from the show 'Rooftop Prince'
This week's Top Ten Thursday is 'words or phrases we know in one or several foreign language(s)' or what I learned from watching all those tv dramas (with English subtitles of course). The list are all phrases that is used constantly in tv dramas, at least, the ones I've watched and I've watched a whole bunch. I'm really bad at spelling even phonetically so if you really want to learn any of these phrases, do some research. 

~ Mandarin ~

01/ wo shi wan ni — I like you 

02/ wo ai ni — I love you

03/ bu shi — no

04/ duay boo chee — I'm sorry

05/ boo drew doubt — I don't know


~ Korean ~

06/ ande or anya or ani — no

07/ gwen cha na — it's okay

08/ sa rang hae or sa rang hae yo — I love you
 
09/ bienn or bienae — sorry

10/ kalm some mee da — thank you

Know any phrases in a foreign language? Do share in the comments.


9 comments:

  1. You watch TV in Mandarin and Korean, how cool!
    #3 sounds like "BS" 😂
    Thanks for playing! Don't forget to link up your post over at my blog!

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    1. I didn't realize #3 sounds like that, honestly, it sounds slightly less like bs if you're speaking mandarin.

      have a lovely day.

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  2. This is a super cool post and teaches me a few things because I have no clue on Asian phrases. I can however, get through with a little French and a little Italian if I see it in print. If someone speaks it, I have more difficulty. Happy Friday! Hugs...

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    1. I'm the opposite with languages, sometimes when I hear it, I understand but when I see it written, I can't.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  3. I love that you've learnt these from the tv - I'm hopeless at linking subtitles with what's being said so well done. I'm going to try and remember the words for no so I can add them to my list of languages that I speak. Thanks Lissa.

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    1. the subtitles, I didn't like it at first but you sort of get used to it after a while so you probably just needs practice watching with subtitles.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  4. Thanks for the lessons in Mandarin and Korean! ☺ I've never explored Asian languages before. Watching TV is a great way to learn. It helped my husband with his English (he's from Italy). I just added my link to the blogfest. Better late than never. Cheers!

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    1. since I pretty much watch enough mandarin, korean tv, I sort forgot about other languages too, though I also sometimes watch japanese and cantonese tv dramas but sadly no italian or spanish.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  5. I have to confess not knowing anything Asian but "how are you" in Mandarin and I don;t watch anything Asian either so am rather lost here. Admirable what you've picked up though. I am horrible with languages. Took 10 years of French and still only have a preschool vocab.

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