Is everyone in Shanghai an Alien

June 12, 2009, 12:36 PM posted in General Discussion

Sadly my  Elementary level Chinese won't quite translate this but I can read Alien and Shanghai!

 So should I be changing mandarin studies for Klingon?





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June 12, 2009, 12:47 PM

外星 (wai4xing1) extraterrestrial
生命 (sheng1ming4) life
探索 (tan4suo3) search/quest
展 (zhan3)  exhibition
亮相 (liang4xiang4) appear/debut
上海 (shang4hai3) Shanghai

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June 12, 2009, 02:13 PM

Klingon?what's that?克林贡语?i never hear it before.

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June 12, 2009, 08:12 PM

Changye: Many thanks,  I tried a dictionary but it really did not give me that clear a definition。

SkyFx: You need to watch 星际旅行 klingons are the enemy alien race (at least in the original series).  I'd love to know if you can get 普通话 versions of this....that would be cool.

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June 13, 2009, 01:27 AM

Hi trevorb,

Dubbed and subtitled versions of Star Trek are available on I admire the translators' efforts, since the subtitles are an amateur effort, produced mostly by (unemployed?) young people who collaborate over the Internet. Obviously the dubbed versions are put out by the studios and companies.