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Hidden Yoghurt


roddy

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Yet another snap from that never-ended fountain of Signese resources, 鼓楼东大街. Give it another month and it'll no longer be necessary for tourists to visit the street, they'll be able to simply flick rapidly through these photos for the full experience.

What has the shop done?

PS And yes, I did dodgily photoshop out the English. Ha!

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Isn't a big sign saying hidden yogurt contradictory? :rolleyes:

Give it another month and it'll no longer be necessary for tourists to visit the street

Actually, that's what I like about signese. Lots of new vocabulary, hopefully making it easier to read the signs next time I make it to that part of the world.

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It's a bit of a play on words - they sell 西藏 style 酸奶 (made with yak milk? Yeuch). Note the two meanings (and pronunciations) of 藏.

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Ah, thanks, I did miss that pun. Humm, do you think it was intentional, or do you think they just looked up 藏 in a C->E dictionary and got that meaning?

Is the use of 至 here (as in 移至) normal? I would expect 移到. It's probably just my ignorance, but I think of 至 as being used more for time (meaning "until"), and 到 more common for locations (meaning "arrive").

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Ah, thanks, I did miss that pun. Humm, do you think it was intentional, or do you think they just looked up 藏 in a C->E dictionary and got that meaning?

Is the use of 至 here (as in 移至) normal? I would expect 移到. It's probably just my ignorance, but I think of 至 as being used more for time (meaning "until"), and 到 more common for locations (meaning "arrive").

I think it is quite normal in written Chinese. 至 sounds more formal than 到.

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