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Chinese Word Play

This is very neat. I love Word Play, especially in languages.

The original poster describes it as follows:

From left to right, top to bottom, the Mandarin pronunciation of the sentence, in hanyu pinyin, is “jin4 shi4 jin4 shi4 jin4 shi4 jin4 shi4.”

“jin shi” == in recent times

“jin shi” == scholars. (A particular grade awarded to candidates in ancient China’s imperial examinations, I believe.)

“jin shi” == “are all”

“jin shi” == nearsighted

I need to seriously memorize this one. It’s so amusing.

Thanks to Ng Phen Siong for posting this!

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