【 ☆ maria 】 (aswindblows) wrote in linguaphiles,
【 ☆ maria 】
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Expression of disbelief

I've a question, somewhat bordering on a 'how do you say'.

Can you give me your language's version of "Are you kidding me?" or some expression of disbelief, along with its literal translation into english?

All I know so far is in tagalog, we say things like "Ano 'ko, tanga?" which means something like "Do you think I'm stupid?"

I'm particularly interested in the Mandarin version. So far all I've heard is something along the lines of "Shen me?" (pardon the romanisation, I have no idea if that's correct) which is literally "What?" ...right? i'm not really sure about that either...
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  • I guess basic is too basic.

    You have to love how slang evolves. In my day, insulting someone was dissing someone from the word disrespect. Now it is throwing shade, especially…

  • The Australian Vernacular... Mate

    Here's an article about Australian slang words, tacked onto a story about an ex-pat USA citizen grappling with what looks & sounds to be the base…

  • translations of the Bhagavad Gita

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