Chinglish lesson – 巴

Today’s Chinglish comes with a free short lesson.

The character 巴 “ba” is often used in phonetic translations. It can stand for “bar” (酒吧 jiuba – alcohol bar) as well as “bus” (巴士 bashi – bus, simply phonetically)

So you see, honest mistake here.

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Weirdo on the bus – old poems 2008 v

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Weirdo on the bus
breathes heavy
cries

I politely ignore

Your tar-black eyes

Weirdo on the bus
hums to himself
sings to us all
A warning
of danger
behind

I’m sorry I don’t have any change

I lie

And I can’t wait
to step off the bus
and forget you exist

 

 

3/18/14