... a weekly letter of encouragement.
12 August, 1998
Given the fact that the Pacific Rim is shrinking; that East and West are in fact meeting, I thought it prudent to pass on a vocabulary guide to our Western friends who may be untutored in the Chinese language:
Chinese Phrase English Translation Ai Bang Mai Ne
Chin Tu Fat
Gun Pao Der
Hu Yu Hai Ding
Jan Ne Ka Sun
Lao Ze Sho
Tai Ne Bae Be
Wan Bum Lung
Yu Mai Te Tan
Wai So Dim
Wai U Shao Ting
I bumped into the coffee table
You need a face lift
A stupid person
An ancient Chinese invention
We have reason to believe you are harboring a fugitive
A former late night talk show host
Not very good
An illegal execution
A lighting fixture used in advertising signs
A bashful person
A premature infant
A person with T. B.
Your vacation in Hawaii agrees with you
Are you trying to save electricity?
There is no reason to raise your voice
"A cheerful heart is good medicine..." (Proverbs 17:22a)
My prayer is that you are having a great week!
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