Dirty Chinese: Everyday Slang from

Dirty Chinese: Everyday Slang from "What's Up?" to "F*%# Off!"

by Matt Coleman, Edmund Backhouse


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Learn all the slang words and modern street phrases you never got to in Chinese class with this fun, super-handy English-Chinese phrasebook.

Next time you’re traveling or just chattin’ in Chinese with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including:

•Cool slang
•Funny insults
•Explicit terms
•Raw swear words

Dirty Chinese teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of China from "What’s up?" (Zenmeyàng?) to "I’m getting smashed." (Wo ganjué heduo le.)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781569757277
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 02/09/2010
Series: Dirty Everyday Slang
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 605,589
Product dimensions: 4.42(w) x 7.02(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Matt Coleman is a University of Queensland Chinese Language graduate who has spent six years in China—long enough to know that understanding foul language is a very important and essential skill that must be used wisely. Edmund Backhouse is the nom de guerre of a Beijing-based writer and translator. Despite his potty mouth and his choice of namesake, he leads a relatively virtuous life.

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