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    Chinese Speak 101-All Your Goods Are Belong to Us!

    Summary of this post: Teaching people to speak Chinese more naturally and teaching them some in-game specific phrases and sentences.


    What prompt me to write it was Pzychotix's post (http://consortium.stormspire.net/sho...Chinese-farmer) and the post in WoWGold teaching you how to speak (in its broadest sense...) Chinese. (http://www.wowgold-wowgold.com/Speak...rticle285.html) The post is good, but it is WAY too formal, you want to be more casual once you have "befriended" him. It's like we (well, you) say "Nice to meet you." when you first met, then as time passes you will be saying "How you doing?" or even "What's up?" Therefore this post is for you goblins to know a few casual Chinese words/phrases/sentences. Once you have learnt them there will be no stopping you for some profit!

    NB: Please use this in conjunction with WoWGold's post!


    (Words/Phrases in italic is better avoided saying, because frankly it makes you sound very formal and...wrong.)

    If you suspect someone is Chinese gold farmer, always open the chat with:

    Zhong Guo Ren? - Chinese?

    Trust me, most of us Chinese are very friendly to people who are of our own race, especially in an almost all English speaking environment.

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    Farewells:
    #88(yes, just numbers) - Bye bye
    #An Le/An A - Good night
    #bai bai - Bye bye
    #Ming Jian - See you tomorrow.
    #Hou Jian - See you the day after tomorrow.
    #Wo Xi Wang Ni You Hen Hao De Yi Tian - I hope you have a good day. (Please, for the love of god, DON'T use it. It sounds too formal.)

    Greetings:
    #Zao A! - Morning!
    #Shen Ti Hao Ma?- How are you? (Only used when meeting each other physically)
    #Za Yang? - S'up?
    #Chi Le? - Have you eaten?
    #Gan Ma Ne? - What'you doing?

    Question/Misunderstanding:

    #??? - What? Why? How?... (It's real easy, we like to use them question marks)

    Requesting Help:
    #Bang Xia Mang - Help me for a sec
    #Bang Ge Mang - Do me a favour

    Rude(making friends is better than making enemies, especially making farmer friends, so use with CAUTION):
    #Guen! - Get lost!
    #Sha Bi - R-tard/F-head.
    #Cao Ni Ma - F You.

    Appologies:
    #Bao Qian A - Sorry!
    #Wo Mei Guo De - I'm from US.
    #Wo Ou Zhou De - I'm from EU.
    #Wo Xiang Gang De - I'm from HK

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    Now the most important part: Request. Once you have mastered this you should at least get what you wanted and not a bunch of ???s.

    First, some number conversion:

    • Your XgYsZc = Their XgYsZc
    • 1k=1Q, 10k=1W (We do not use thousands as a measurement)
    • 1M/mil=100W, 10M=1000W or 1QW, 100M=1 Yi (if you ever need to go to 0.1 billion that is...)
    • 1 stack=1 zu, X(numbers)=X ge.

    #Wo Chu (Xg...) - I'll pay (the amount)...
    #Wo Yao XX Ge/Zu - I'll buy XX amount/stack.
    #Yi Zu Duo Shao (Qian) - How much (money) per stack?
    #Yi Ge Duo Shao (Qian) - How much (money) each?
    #You Pi (Mai) Me? - Got any leather (to sell)?
    #You Kuang Shi Me? - Got any ores?
    #You Kuang Tiao Me? - Got any bars?
    #You Bao Shi Me? - Got any gem?
    #You Yao Cao Me - Got any herb? (Might take the other guy sometime, because it is similar to something else...)
    #You Zi Zhuang Mai Me? - Do you sell any epic gears?
    #Neng Pian Yi Dian Me? - Can it be cheaper?
    #Wo (Quan) Yao Le - I'll have (all) of them.
    #Cheng Jiao - Deal.
    #Tai Gui Le - Too expensive.
    #Bu Gan - No deal.
    #Da Ge Zhe Ba - (Come on) give me a discount.
    #Quan Bao Le - All of them.
    #Ni You Gei Wo - COD them to me.
    #Ni You Duo Shao Wo Mai Duo Shao - I'll buy what ever amount you have.
    (I sincerely appologize for those enchanters, I have never asked for enchant mats back in Chinese WoW before...)

    Last but not least I'll teach you how to say thank you as well as to open up opportunities for repeat business:
    #Xie Le - Thanks.
    #En Ren A! - Saviour! (Use to express extremem gratitude.)
    #Wo Jia Ni Hao You Le - I have added you on my friend-list.
    #Xia Hui Wo Zai Zhao Ni Ha - I'll go to you next time too.
    #Ni Yi Hou Jiu Mai Wo Ba. - From now on sell them (only) to me.

    #If you have not disclose your nationality and manage to bluff your way as a Chinese they will probably ask this:
    "Ni QQ Hao Shi Duo Shao?" or "Ni You QQ Me?" or anything with "QQ" in it.
    Both sentences mean: "Do you have an QQ account?"
    QQ is an instant messaging system used widely in China, like MSN. You Wind Traders/Goblins are way above that and therefore unlikely to have one. Therefore you then will reply:
    "Bao Qian Wo Mei QQ." - "Sorry, I don't have one."
    This way your new-befriended Chinese farmer will not try to seek you out in RL and only keep it in-game. Plus you won't look stupid because you are stuck with that question. Now that's something the other post won't teach!

    That will be it for now. I will be updating them as soon as I can remember any other phrases. Many of you will probably ask: what's the difference? Well there is a lot. The difference between sounding natural and sounding like a 70 year old still going through Cultural Revolution can mean differences in price. Therefore I do urge everyone to learn some Chinese-for profit's sake.

    If anyone has any queries/problems just send me an PM and I will answer them ASAP.

    Now go out there and enjoy...the China Price!
    Last edited by Sterling; October 2nd, 2014 at 10:18 AM.

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    Thank you for this awesome post, + rep

    I haven't stumbled upon any chinese players lately tho

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    +rep! Thanks for taking the initiative!

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    Awesome post, tyvm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanditor View Post
    #Cao Ni Ma - F You.
    Lol. I have seen this a few times while snipping the neutral AH and google translate didnt help...now I know

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    I had to use QQ once....forget what it was for now lol.

    Anyways, excellent post!

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    Wow, thank you all for all the feedbacks! I honestly did not anticipate this kind of reaction when I wrote it. I will probably write a post on how to deal with questions asked by them when I have got the time. I do like to thank Pykotix (?) for starting that thread, without it I would never have done it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahdude View Post
    Lol. I have seen this a few times while snipping the neutral AH and google translate didnt help...now I know
    What can I say...now you can make a come back. I think once you have established you understand Chinese they will change their attitude towards you.

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    That is a really cool post.
    I actually kinda of worry a bit about the farmers - from everything I've read they're often working in sweatshop conditions for sweatshop pay. I realise though that they're happy enough to have the job, gruelling as it might be, it's preferable to unemployment. It's cool to be able to at least be able to speak a few phrases to them in Chinese, friendly interchanges can make horrible jobs far more bearable.

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    Very nice indeed, we have a similar thread in the Stormspire, I should probably move it here after all. I used it last weekend for some 30g stacks of Elementium, the farmer also gave me 71 volatile fires for FREE. Chinese farmers are actually very polite and friendly, it's a shame that some players mistreat them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sterling View Post
    Very nice indeed, we have a similar thread in the Stormspire, I should probably move it here after all. I used it last weekend for some 30g stacks of Elementium, the farmer also gave me 71 volatile fires for FREE. Chinese farmers are actually very polite and friendly, it's a shame that some players mistreat them.

    Will front page this soon.
    I'm really glad to see this thread helps, although it will take sometime before I release another post on responses (school work just kills you), but hopefully with this and soon will be post in hand my fellow goblins will squeeze (?) even more profit margin.

    Like what Mokky said the working conditions for them is not great (I've talked to a former gold-farmer before and it wasn't great). Therefore friendly exchanges+willingness to buy their stuff will make them very happy at selling at a bulk discount. I personally find gold farming disruptive to the game, but at the same time also fascinated by how we can use them to our own advantages.

 

 

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