Monday, March 24, 2008

Freeze! squad

Here's one of the things I really like about Mandarin Chinese - its simple straightforwardness; a lack of needless obfuscation. The Chinese phrase "别动!" (bie2 dong4) usually means "Don't move!". The character "队" (dui4) means a squad or team.

Combined, the resulting term "别动队" means "special ops team". Literally, "don't move squad".


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