20% of the material I'm to be tested over isn't covered in our book (or in our class, or at all). Fun stuff.

I'm determined to work 长筒橡胶靴 into my dialogue, if it kills me.

 

Anyone have any good vocabulary words related to the weather and/or eating out (restaurants)?

Funny phrases especially appreciated.

 

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Comment by Brandon on February 10, 2011 at 7:21am

The only thing that came to mind for me was 鬼天气 guǐ tiān qì, literally ghost weather, to describe terrible conditions. I don't think it's exactly a swear word but I don't think it's polite either.  

If you describe it that way, you could then transition on the word guǐ since it's also associated with a lot of other words like gambling addict (赌鬼 dŭ guǐ) and drunkard (酒鬼 jiŭ guǐ).  "Speaking of ghosts..."

 

For restaurants, I'm pretty sure there's a way to use the wrong tone for dumplings 饺子 jiăo zi that makes it sound like you asked the waitress for a french kiss but I don't know that one off the top of my head.  A quick internet search can probably find it for you.

 

Good luck.

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