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Stupid egg

笨蛋 – bèndàn – stupid egg

Have you been struggling to learn the Chinese language for a while now? In the beginning, you may have enthusiastically downloaded a learning app. But when you wanted to show off your language skills on your next visit to a Chinese restaurant, it turned out that this strategy wasn’t the best one. Because instead of eloquently ordering the check in Chinese (买单!Mǎidān! “Check, please!” – literally “buying the bill”), you pronounced it wrong and turned yourself into an “egg vendor” (卖蛋!Màidàn! “Eggs for sale!”).

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