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Guru Pitka wrote:I was invited as a guest to speak to a group of business professionals this past Monday. Yesterday, one of the female attendants told me that a guy in the audience (I'm pretty sure he is gay) said I spoke very 'shuai'.
My spoken Chinese isn't that bad, but as far as I know 'shuai' means 'handsome'. The phrase the woman said to me (she was speaking Chinese) is 'ta jue de ni jiao hao shuai' (or something like that, she spoke very fast). Can 'shuai' be used to describe someone who speaks well?
monalisalee wrote:My wife says "Shuai" means "beautiful", but as she does not know "handsome", perhaps that also.
Guru Pitka wrote:haha, that's hilarious
One time a Chinese kid asked me why my nose was big. I told him because I am from a far away place. He then asked me if having a face like mine was painful.
Guru Pitka wrote:One more: In what order are these words polite ways to refer to foreigners? My thinking is the totem pole looks like this:
Wai Gong ('foreign guest', right?)
Wai Guo Ren ('foreign country person')
Lao Wai ('foreigner', but in use it is a little derogatory, right?)
Wai Guo Zhu ('foreign pig')
Bai Guai (or whatever color)
If you have other terms, please let me know.
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