Acid Dumplings  By Torval Lokison January 8, 2013 7:00 am Comments: 5 Click to enlarge 5 Responses to “Acid Dumplings ” Marian Rosenberg - Haikou #1 Translation Agency January 8th, 2013 12:35pm I remember trying to tell someone over the phone that the foreigner in front of them (who had declined to wait until I could show up in person) wanted to buy eye drops. Not being a contact lens wearer or someone prone to itchy red eyes it was sort of a nage nage nage description of eye dongxi, eyeglasses, the small nage dongxi that some nage nage people put on their eyes if they didn’t wear nage eyeglasses dongxi, the concept of nage dryness as it pertained to eyes, and so on until finally the long suffering girl at the pharmacy counter figured out that I meant eye drops. When it was all over and done with the woman in the cab with me (who had been in China all of about 5 days at this point) asked me “what do ‘nage’ and ‘dongxi’ mean?” because they sounded like they must be really important words. -M Reply RhZ January 8th, 2013 4:29pm Ha funny story. Dongxi is indeed a valuable word, especially for those of us with limited vocabulary. Nige dongxi, nage dongxi, mei yi ge dongxi!! Reply Jay January 8th, 2013 5:03pm Good comic. I’ve witnessed conversations like this. Reply Anna January 8th, 2013 5:29pm My colleague, on the phone: Wei?…Ei…A. A. A. M. M. Mm… A. En. En. Chinese is an efficient language. Reply Total Eclipse of the Twat January 8th, 2013 11:12pm 嗯 Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) Website XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> 7 + five = Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.