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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

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My Chinese network provider sent me the following text message.

八月十五到中秋,天上神仙也凋体,嫦娥绕月旅旅游,织女下凡喂喂牛,只有八戒昏了头,闲的无聊也发愁,多亏短信写得牛,逗你傻笑还点头。中秋快乐哟。

Admittedly, my knowledge of Chinese is very poor, but I couldn’t make ANY sense of this.

Then I decided to put it into Google Translate (this is no time for Google Translate-bashing), because I was curious. The result is below.

August 15th to the Mid-Autumn Festival, the sky gods also withered body, Chang E lunar trip travel, Weaver descend to feed the cattle, Only Journey dizzy, leisure boredom, worry, thanks to SMS written cow, funny you giggle nod. Happy Mid-Autumn Festival yo.

I could have come up with that myself…..

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About Ibtehaal

I graduated with a degree in Chinese and Economics, which involved spending a year studying Chinese in Beijing. This turned out to be the hardest but most rewarding thing I think I have ever done. I've now returned to China for another year, to study in Shanghai and figure out my next steps.

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  1. This is brilliant Ibi:) You make me laugh!

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