Umm in chinese sounds like “nigga”

11/11/11

Umm in Chinese sounds like “nigga” so you can imagine the first time I heard “nigga nigga nigga” during a conversation hahahaha. Anyways I’m nice and settled at my new place. Everything is complete. It’s a good feeling. Also I knew this day would come, but a chinese neighbor comes up to me, she says “you have big eyes”. I held my tongue.

 
I got to tour around Qingdao with my friend Chen. I met Chen randomly at a bank where he came up to me and started speaking very good english. It sort of threw me off, he started off with “What are you doing here?” I’ve come to learn this is a common question in China. It’s not meant to be disrespectful but rather they are quite curious and inquisitive people, so they genuinely want to know…what are you doing here? We started talking and he invited me to have lunch with him and his family who were in the car. They were real cool, his wife’s name is Christina, and they have a daughter name Cece who’s 10, very funny and active. They’re all characters who seem to give Chen a hard time, it’s quite comedic. I will get into them a little deeper in future posts, I’m sure. 
 
Such an amazing city. I can get used to this, but damn, driving in Asia is heart stopping. There are no such things as lanes, right of way or lights. And not a highway patrol insight. Insane!

Chen, Christina, and Cece

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4 thoughts on “Umm in chinese sounds like “nigga”

  1. I actually had this discussion last night at the bar. this is ‘jigga’, and that is ‘nigga’, however in shandong dialect they use ‘nigga’ for umm as well. like if theyre stuck on a thought and trying to think about what to say next. LOL
    but you are also correct.

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