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idk, she said he didnt 'act chinese' which is ironic because im also half chinese and she always knew I was asian. Maybe its just a cultural ignorance?? But like the entire show made it really fucking obviouse he was chinese so maybe my ex just wasnt too bright.
Anonymous

yeeeeaaaaah

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idk who to tell but I want to tell someone so your it kuz ur cool. My ex-girlfriend didnt know Jake was chinese at all until I told her and had to prove it to her by showing her the show again. Like how can you miss that? She claimed to have watched it a lot to so idk...
Anonymous

wtf seriously how can you watch it and not know?

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哎呀(āi ya) is how it's written. It's not really cursing, it's more like "oh no!" It's the same for Chinese and Cantonese. I'm an ABC and yea, we swear in English most of the time.

Alright!  I guess it would make sense for Jake to swear in English more.  I imagined he’d take after Gramps a little from being around him but I don’t think Gramps would curse much at all, would he hmmmm alright thank you!!

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ihavewaytomanyfandomsbearwithmesaid: Pssssst. Im pretty sure Jake’s family is Cantonese.

Oh seriously??  That’s what happens when I don’t rewatch the show hhhh

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uh I actually dont know if there is a character for that :P Sorry Im an american born and dont actually know much kanji...

That’s okay!  Thanks for the help so far!

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In comic-related news, I have two pages colored and am working on the third page (of like 15).

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Yup! Exact same, my grandparents use it for both surprise and frustration. If you wanna go for 'realism' most american born chinese dont really swear in chinese. We normally just cuse in english, but I dont know the context at all and I tots trust that whatever you end up putting in the comic is gonna be awesome! :)

I think it’s more he’s trying to spare impressionable children’s ears but alrighty!  Is there a character for that or is it just “ayah”?

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Hmm well, my family is Mandarin and Cantonese but when anyone says something like "holy Shit!" they say "Ayah!" Can I ask who is going to be cursing? :)

Jake

So like, the same thing Gramps always says?  He says it out of frustration more than surprise

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elphieblw answered your post: Also I’ve been meaning to ask, does an…

I’d suggest fireflychinese.kevinsul… It has the Chinese used in Firefly, so some pretty interesting curses/phrases.

I considered using Firefly quotes but they’re pretty long, I just want something short.

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Also I’ve been meaning to ask, does anyone here know the (preferably Mandarin) Chinese equivalent to like “Holy shit!” or just something people shout when they’re surprised?  So far I’ve come up with “他妈的” which is supposedly an equivalent, even though it means like “his mother” or something.  So can anyone else that maybe speaks [Mandarin] Chinese help me out?

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