Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
Being a sports journalist may have its perks in the form of travel and meeting different nationalities around the world.
It also means learning new languages along the way and that's not so easy as our reporter Mcelwa Nchabeleng who is at the Olympics in Beijing learnt.
We took him for a crash course: "Prepare now for the Beijing Olympics - Learn Chinese in five minutes."
(You MUST read this aloud in order to understand)
English - Chinese
1. That's not right! - Sum Ting Wong;
2. Are you harbouring a fugitive? - Hu Yu Hai Ding;
3. See me ASAP, - Kum Hia Nao;
4. Stupid man - Dum Fuk;
5. Small horse - Tai Ni Po Ni;
6. Did you go to the beach?- Wai Yu So Tan;
7. I bumped into a coffee table! - Ai Bang Mai Fu Kin Ni;
8. I think you need a facelift! - Chin Tu Fat;
9. It's very dark in here! - Wai So Dim;
10. I thought you were on a diet! - Wai Yu Mun Ching;
11. This is a tow-away zone! - No Pah King;
12. Our meeting is scheduled for next week! - Wai Yu Kum Nao;
13. Staying out of sight - Lei Ying Lo;
14. He's cleaning his automobile - Wa Shing Ka;
15. Your body odour is offensive - Yu Stin Ki Pu;
16. Great! - Fa Kin Su Pa.
Must have been easy for most of you black readers since this is the language of the new breed of black brothers and sisters.
Nchabeleng kissed the ground on landing in China as he saw thousands of locals having come to welcome him and Team SA to the "motherland".