Re: [chinese-332] How to say redneck in Mandarin Chinese

From: Rash
Sent on: Monday, October 25, 2010 6:35 PM
Isn't redneck kind of a cultural phenomenon specific to the USA? Maybe there is a word used in Chinese movie translations of American movies that gives the same general idea or feeling in Chinese? ��Also probably depends on your cultural connection to redneck. ��Do you mean blue collar worker or hillbilly?
My dictionary came up with Xiang1 xia4 lao3.
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2010/10/25 Ling, Li <[address removed]>
Hi,

Interesting.�� I am Chinese. I did not know the word "redneck" before I got the states.

��To my best knowledge,
1. Chinese definition:
������ it's�� xiang (1) xia (4) ren (2)?????people live in rural places?
2. Characteristics:
������ Simple, generally kind to people and hospitable, unnecessarily too nice to foreigner, not sophisticated, especially for those never been to Cities.
��lacking of knowledge about the current world as much as Townspeople do, from "superficial" things like good taste of clothing, food, places for having fun.., to sophisticated stuff like arts, politics, movie, stocks, why wars started, globalisation..

��These are changing.
3. Townspeople,
���� ???, Cheng (2) li (3) ren (2), people have more advantages than xiang xia ren. Almost all of them could track family tree back to rural people.

Are you planning to be able to identify some Chinese redneck here or in China?

BTW, correct me if I say, in usa the trend is others think redneck is a joke, redneck think back they are joke.�� In China, townspeople think rural people is a joke, and rural say nothing but just work hard to be townspeople.



On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 4:11 PM, Thomas - The Danish Dynamo <[address removed]> wrote:
Ni Hao,

A few questions for the group:

How do you say redneck in Mandarin Chinese?
What are some of the characteristics of a Chinese redneck?
What is the opposite of a redneck (in Chinese)?

Also remember to try the new Hibatchi Chinese Restaurant in Cary (close to 35) on the corner of Kildare Farm Road and Cary Parkway. Bonus question: is Hibatchi a Chinese word?

Xie xie,
Thomas Nielsen






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