Monday, June 3, 2013

国人讲普通话闹出的笑话1 (Joke about Speaking Mandarin)

普通话中众多的同音字、近音字为学习者带来了不少的麻烦。不仅是外国人,国内一些省份的人在说普通话时也会闹出不少的笑话。   
Those homophones and characters that sounds very similar to each other cause lots of trouble for Mandarin learners. Not only the foreigners, even the people from some provinces of China will make a show of themselves when they speak Mandarin.

下面的一则笑话是关于广东人的。

The following joke is about Guangdong people.

一个广东地方干部陪同外地干部到城郊参观,兴高采烈地说:“坐在船头看郊区,越看越美丽”,结果外地干部们听成了“坐在床头看娇妻”,一个个掩嘴窃笑。因此有句俗话,叫“天不怕,地不怕,就怕广东人说官话”。

A local government officer of Guangdong province is accompanying some government officers from other place on visiting the suburban area. "The suburban area looks so beautiful when we are sitting in the fore and enjoying the scenery." He comments excitedly. But in the other officers' ear, he says, " She looks so beautiful when I watch my lovely wife in the bed." Everyone sniggers at him. So there is a saying, " Nothing is more scary than hearing a Guangdong person speaks Mandarin."  

Do you know why this funny things happened in this joke?

Because here are couple of words that sounds similar to each other: