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Getting the joke (in mandarin)

19 Apr

This blurry photo is an ad for Burger King that was posted in the subway.

I post it not because I like Burger King that much, but because I “got the joke.”

The advertisement is for a chicken sandwich, which is pretty obvious by the chicken on the ad – but the funny part is that they have used wordplay in the ad.  The word for opportunity is ji hui (机会)and the work for chicken is ji (鸡).  So this time they said there was a chicken opportunity “鸡” 会.

Humor is the toughest part of another language and little by little I am getting there.

Have you ever “gotten the joke” in another language?

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