Chinese Joke : 车停站一下

  • Today, we are going learn Chinese by telling another Chinese joke.
  • Chinese characters can be read left to right, right to left, or top to bottom. This joke depends on the fact that Chinese characters can be read from right to left or from left to right.
  • There are 2 meanings for the word “站” in this jokes. First is a verb means stand up. Second is a noun means bus stop/station. Link here.

车停站一下

有一位小姐去搭公车,她不管到了哪一站她都站起来一下,为什么呢?

因为她把「下一站停车」看成「车停站一下」啦!

The Lady Stands

There is a young woman riding on a bus, and everytime the bus comes to a stop, she stands up. Why?

Because instead of reading the sign as “Stopping at the next bus stop”, she reads “When the bus stops, stand up”!

 

Words / Phrases:
1.
: take, travel by
2.
公车
gōng chē
: bus
3.
zhàn
: (v). stand
4.
zhàn
: (n). station; stop
5.
tíng
: stop

Reference: About Mandarin

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