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2020.12.11 03:13
My friend sent me this joke. I've tried to translate it in a way that would make the same joke in English.

我第一次来中国,我的中国朋友说,“不好意思,我想去方便一下!”我问方便是什么意思?我的朋友告诉我,方便就是上厕所。
当我第二次来到中国,另外一个中国朋友说,“如果你方便的话,我想跟你谈一下明天的工作。”我说,“对不起,我方便的时候不谈工作”。😂

The first time I came to china, my friend said, I need to excuse myself for a moment! I asked: what does excuse yourself mean? my friend told me it means to excuse oneself to go to the toilet.

The second time I came to china, another friend said: Excuse me for a moment, I want to talk about tomorrow's work. I said, sorry, if you need to be excused, this is not a good time to talk about work.
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  • David 大卫 2020.12.11 03:34

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    The first time I came to china, my friend said, I need to excuse myself for a moment!

    The first time I came to America, my friend said, I need to excuse myself for a moment!

    The second time I came to china, another friend said: Excuse me for a moment, I want to talk about tomorrow's work.

    The second time I came to America, another friend said: Excuse me for a moment, I want to talk about tomorrow's work.

  • Flye 葛 2020.12.11 03:26

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    that's interesting
  • Baby 2020.12.11 03:26

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    这个时候有人说中国文化博大精深。那方便面是不是可以理解为上厕所的时候吃泡面呢?🤭🤭 实际上你不说方便比如说你要上厕所你可以去你要去解决下,你要去一下大家都会明白你要做什么。 如果你找人谈话在他有时间的时候你可以说,你现在有时间吗?有空吗?说方便是因为这个词语的意思就是便利,省事的意思。只是后来引申什么大小便而已
  • visionQg 2020.12.11 03:26

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    你们说的是两码事,不是一码事。一码和两码有什么区别吗?👌语言就是这么奇妙,在不经意间,不期而遇。在我方便的时候我就会查看一下我的手机;在我不方便的时候,我就没有时间查看我的手机.这里边的方便和那个方便有一点不一样的地方。👌
  • VYNSOD 2020.12.11 03:27

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    语言翻译很难
  • Heaven 2020.12.11 03:28

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    中华文化博大精深
  • Ann 2020.12.11 03:31

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    😄太可爱了
  • visionQg 2020.12.11 03:34

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    @David 大卫 同样的句子,用到不同的地方,在英语里也有类似的情况。
  • Joyce马卡龙 2020.12.11 03:35

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    Never mind!😄😄
  • Nina 2020.12.11 03:38

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    哈哈😄
  • Law 2020.12.11 03:41

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    你现在要去方便?那你方便完了以后方便过来一下谈下最新的方便米饭的配方吗
  • 包龙图 2020.12.11 03:42

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    I'm gonna get a pintch of loaf. Is it the same?
  • Chuichui 2020.12.11 03:42

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    哈哈,很有趣🤣🤣🤣
  • Ethan 2020.12.11 03:45

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    Interesting experience
  • David 大卫 2020.12.11 03:45

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    @包龙图 some people would know what that means. Of course this sort of thing can be expressed in so many ways
  • pony 2020.12.11 04:02

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    When we learned something about misadventures in English and Chinese,I told this story to my students. In fact no matter in English or in Chinese,there are misadventures. Such as“the first floor” Is different in England and in America. “方便”on the one hand can be used to show that you want to go to the toilet, On the other hand To show that you are convenient or available. Also in China there is a kind of noodle called方便面. 😃,Hope it helps.
  • Jane 2020.12.11 04:40

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    😃
  • visionQg 2020.12.11 04:46

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    @David 大卫 excuse for a moment👌
  • 付娟古琴 2020.12.11 04:53

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    😃
  • Ri 2020.12.11 05:17

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    笑死我了😂
  • Yolanda 2020.12.11 05:37

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    I can’t stop laughing 😂
  • Jovana塔塔 2020.12.11 05:39

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    hahah. That's so embarrassed😂
  • Jane666Y 2020.12.11 06:02

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    还有一个词“意思” also has various meanings in different circumstances.
  • Lydia 2020.12.11 06:10

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    不知道说解手他们懂不?😂
  • 夜風微醺 2020.12.11 09:08

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    方便 means convenient, give me a convenience means I want to go to washroom
  • 归零 2020.12.11 10:35

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    四十年前天朝野外或公园的厕所连下脚的空间都没有。没有方便可言。内急是比较文明的说法,普通话是解手——我憋不住了,要拉屎或撒尿。😊
  • 归零 2020.12.11 10:44

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    古汉语拉屎撒尿不叫方便。
  • oooh 2020.12.11 11:08

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    Im not sure about the first scenario. i don't think younger generations ever talk like this anynore. it'll be too awkward..
  • Joy 2020.12.12 01:25

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    So funny😆
  • SandY 2020.12.13 20:54

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    so interesting!😄

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