Dawei Zhijiage
I found a funny story

This story demonstrates the problem when one uses incorrect tones.

I didn't write this story. I just heard it told on a youtube video.

 

我想告訴你一個有趣的故事。有一個人接到的電話。對方說,我是人口普查員。請問,你家是幾口人。

他說是一口人。

十一口人?

不是, 而是 一口人。

二十一口人?

其實一口人。

七十一口人?

就是一口人。

九十一口人

 

I want to tell you a funny story. A person received a call. The other person said, I'm census takers. Please answer, "How many people are in your house?"

He said that one person.

Eleven people?

No, but a person.

Twenty-one people?

In fact, one person.

Seventy-one people?

Just one person.

Ninety-one people?

May 12, 2014 1:41 PM
Comments · 5

funny joke, I can understan it.

 

June 10, 2014

Such misunderstandings exist in reality.

June 10, 2014

Funny but the joke does show how speaking correct tones is important to communication.

 

May 12, 2014

有意思,这段话可以编成一个中文听力测试

May 12, 2014

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May 13, 2014
Dawei Zhijiage
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin)