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when I was like four :iconmingplz:

((chinese lesson later on bros xD))
entertainment was very amusing for me as a kid...

"Where are Chinese pirates from?"

-"Where?"

"Bejing-ARRRRRR"

- *insert corny laughs like those in old, cheesy sitcoms*


AHAHAHA, if you don't understand, let me explain it to you: In China, there are MANY MANY MANY MANY DIALECTS; some major ones are Cantonese, Shanghainese, Beijing Accent, Mandarin("standard" chinese) and many more~

In Beijing, the typical accent is "er" which is "aru" when romanized in Japanese Romaji. "Er" is pronounced "ar" and the hanzi(Chinese character) for it is: 儿. It is often added to the last letter/vowel of the last word in a sentence.
(note: i wont be adding the tones on the romanized words because i don't have my chinese keyboard QAQ instead i'll have the characters~)

So "Bu Ke Qi" (不客氣) means "you're welcome" in Chinese-Mandarin. With the Beijing accent however, the saying becomes "Bu Ke Qier" (although i often write "bu ke qiar" because it looks better AHA, but its supposed to be with an "e" ovo ), which is now, in Chinese Characters, "不客氣儿" (although, this- 儿- should be smaller and is either (more often)below or above the last "full" word(氣). So think of it like "Bu Ke Qi Er" so it would be like "Bu Ke Qi Aru" in Japanese(kinda, but this is the easier way to explain it ehhhh).

AHAHA, so that's why China (I assume, Himaruya hasn't really stated anything about it o3o) uses "aru" and Xi'an does too(as she is also Beijing). Welp, I mostly Chinese but I don't have that accent xD HOWEVER, I dont know why, but I always use that accent whenever I visit Beijing :U because I look REALLY Cantonese(Guangdong area=farmer area xD) like my dad and it's like in America how we have rednecks and stereotype California girls with fake tans and super short shorts, but likeee, I don't want people to judge me so I use a Beijing accent there AHAHAHAHA~

but I also speak Shanghainese because my mom is from Shanghai AND I speak Cantonese because my dad is from Canton(Guangdong) AHAHAHA, so asian...and of course you have Japanese and then there are few quirks in dialects there too....the pronunciation varies from region to region in Japan...ANYWAYYY YEAAAA..

AND BACK TO THAT JOKE ABOVE(yea i bet you forgot huh? AHAH) anywayyy, pirates say "arrrrr(gh)" a lot and "ar" sound like "er" in Chinese sooo...Beijing-ERRRRR (ARRRRR) AHAHAHA, CHINESE PIRATES LOL. englandxchina people if you think that proves iggychu then i will slap you on the face. don't even get me STARTED on anglo-chinese relations >:I

i hope you enjoyed that quick chinese lesson on "er" and beijing accents |D

AHA, my work here is done~

//rolls away
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:iconpepsifizzlescola:
PepsiFizzlesCola Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I get it now!
I felt like an idiot until I read the dialect part XD
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Ask-Xian Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
(( AHAHAHA rightt? xD

you're not an idiot~ you just didn't know and now you (more or less) know now :3
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PepsiFizzlesCola Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student General Artist
:D
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AskHRExChibitalia Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't get it, Xiao Jie ;A;

((LOL
so its sort of a chinese english pun? |D))
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Ask-Xian Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Ah, it's alright aru~ *smiles*

(( yup |D it's so punny eh?

//shot ))
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:iconeternalflamesburn4ev:
I got lost about 50 times... owo"
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Ask-Xian Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
(( ahaha sorry ovo a lot of stuff I talk about requires some level of background knowledge sometimes xD aha sorry owo ))
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Ask-FemNewfoundland Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Admin: ahaha~ very informative, mon amie!
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UndeadMause Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
(psst... it's j'aime your saying my like)
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Ask-FemNewfoundland Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
(bro, i said A.M.I.E. as in friend. re-read that)
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