My friends and I have a joke which we call Learn Chinese in 3 Easy Steps.
Step 1: You only need to learn two nouns, which are 东西 and 地方 (thing and place).
Step 2: The only verb you'll ever need is 做 (to do or make).
Step 3: If your Chinese teacher asks you any grammar question, the answer is 把. If that's wrong, the answer is 了.
Do you have any little jokes about the quirks of learning your preferred language or ways to make yourself understood in the simplest language possible?
I realize this is probably a long shot, but I figured I'd give it a go!
I recently went to see a play here in Japan which was set in an ancient Indian-esque country, and featured characters named Shiva, Vishnu, Nataraja, Parvati, among others--albeit with pretty much NO relation to said actual Indian notables.
One of the characters uttered a word that sounded like it was supposed to be an expletive a few times, but I have no clue what it might have been, and for all I know could've just been a random utterly innocuous Hindi word that the troupe thought sounded funny.
It sounded like "wakku" (ワック in Japanese, if you're familiar with the script), though once it definitely sounded like, "fakku" (so much so that my friend and I thought he was randomly screaming, "fuck me")--but that might've just been our English-speaking ears jumping to conclusions.
Anyone have any clue what he might be saying?