Don't worry, that's my teacher's handwriting.

 

I like this simple phrase because of how many speakers pronounce it.  Often when I hear it, they emphasize the 'de' on the end and it ends up sounding just like how 'Duh' is spoken in English.

 

It also means basically the same thing;


怪不得 guài bu de - no wonder! / so that's why!

 

Duh! No wonder. 怪不得!

Guài bu Duuuh - obviously.

 

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Comment by Tang laoshi on August 4, 2011 at 10:37am
...or you might say 可不是嘛 Kě bú shì ma. Sometimes this indicates "I really agree with what you are saying," but it can also mean "Well, obviously."

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Comment by Brandon on July 16, 2011 at 9:45am
@Rem cool, thanks for clarifying.  I kind of knew that I was missing something.
Comment by Rem on July 15, 2011 at 7:00pm

"No wonder" is accurate, but "怪不得" doesn't really mean "obviously"...has a different connotation.

i.e. in a context like the below, you can't use "怪不得"

A: "The sky is blue"
B: "Duh!"

In this context, u would use "废话" (fèi huà), literally means "useless talk" -> "obviously"

Comment by Ma Si Wen on July 7, 2011 at 10:45am
Thanks for sharing. I didn't know this before.

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