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The characters in the series frequently speak in Chinese when they are cursing their bad luck, which is one of Firefly's most endearing qualities for me. I would love to be able to say something in Chinese when I botch a job! Anyone have any choice phrases (with pronunciation tips please).
 
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http://web.missouri.edu/~heivilinj/Firefly/Firefly-Mandarin....

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http://fireflychinese.kevinsullivansite.net/
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Fantastic! Thanks for those links. Now I just have to work on the pronunciation for a few suitable profanities
 
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http://www.toplessrobot.com/2010/11/fireflys_15_best_uses_of...

This has some pronunciation of a few choice ones...
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Cornbread46 wrote:


Don't know who wrote those, but a large number of them are incorrect translations. What's more, they did not consistently use the same (or correct) romanization of the terms.

The other thing I noticed, while watching the show, was that apparently some of their language trainers were speaking Mandarin, and still others must have been speaking Cantonese. Also, there are two variations on Mandarin - what is spoken on the mainland, and what is spoken in Taiwan. Don't think the Alliance of the future will be speaking Taiwanese Mandarin.
 
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FNS187 wrote:


This is a much more accurate source, and also helps to point out where the actors botched their pronunciation.
 
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arrrh The first old RPG book Serenity Role Playing Game has about three pages of relevant Chinese Phrases in "Appendix: Gorram Chinese."
 
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放屁
fàngpì
① break wind; fart
② (offensive) talk nonsense

放屁!
Fàngpì!
Shit! or What crap!

肏/操蛋
càodàn
• damn it!
• fuck! (vulgar)
• Satan (loanword)
• devil
 
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DarrellKH wrote:
FNS187 wrote:


This is a much more accurate source, and also helps to point out where the actors botched their pronunciation.


Byen dahTAHmenduhBAY joGOluh.
 
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