Added by Daniel Thomas
on January 19, 2014
In this video Ben and guest star Dan accidentally discover the word for “stupid” in Mandarin Chinese.
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Hey Dan what are you doing there ?
Where is Carmen ?
why no link to his channal in this video description ?
why is it that chinese people, when speaking swiftly, pronounce tones
還漏掉了 “傻瓜”、“白癡”、“半桶水”、“米田共” 等等
More Chinese Hogwarts! I can’t wait.
well 二 is just silly in a joking way, even cute sometimes
王八蛋 is rascal -.- not stupid
I want to learn Chinese … i don’t think i should start here…
Oh man, that lady’s laugh!! Hahah
U can also say 王八蛋…XD
i lold xd
Very interesting! Can I ask why? What’s wrong with the number 205 and with
the number 2?
hahaha thatd be a great line for 把妹
I assume you are kidding. otherwise you are a dick
I can’t help, but wonder, if you’re related to Danisnotonfire who is on
YouTube as well! :s
why is 两百加五十 and 二百五 offensive, i can only understand the literal
translation i have no cultural insight…
Yep that’s right, 二百五，is offensive and 二 is even more so!
I know about some other numbers that can be offensive, but this is a first
time hearing that one. Why is that?
两百加五十 is another way to say 二百五 when you’re being playful with someone..
usually 二百五 is used among friends to poke fun at each other… like many
offensive words in English could be used with friends just for fun.
I also discovered that the number 2. Er. Also means stupid!
and then the mi guan shi only probably not and does guan yin and guan have
any entangled meaning
zhidao. baidu. com /question/37614850 stories of why 250 is offensive
lol, the nickname of a gir’s name sabrina in german is sometimes sabi, and
in china in my hometown it’s sa-bi which means idiot or asshole xD
hmm…if someone call you 笨蛋, that person is most likely your friend or
someone who knows you being playful or being mad with you, it’s rarely used
to insult others nowadays. the offensive word would be 蠢蛋.
This happened to me when I first arrived in Beijing! 我叫笨 -.- . Luckily my
Chinese friend told me but somehow the nickname 笨笨 stuck..
Like if you walked up to some random person and said “Hey.. you’re
stupid”.. that is offensive, right? Or if you’re talking to your teacher,
or boss at work.. and you called them an idiot.. that’s offensive..
However, between friends.. you can say.. “haha.. you’re an idiot..”, it’s
not offensive.. tone of voice and situational context makes a difference.
二, man. you gotta call people 二.
That’s awesome. This will be very helpful. I can’t wait to call someone
i love these two <3
I don’t think you can simply generalize that 笨蛋 is insulting or offensive.
The meaning of word totally depends on the context and the speaker’s tone
of voice. In some particular context, it even has connotations of lovely.
bendan really sounds like “pendejo”… if you’re a spanish speaker you know
what I mean.
Let us know how it goes! You might need this too 對不起 Duì bù qǐ (sorry), for
when they slap you!!
how is it offensive though? Is it suppose to sound like another word?
我的名是笨. 我的名是蛋. (Wo de ming shi Ben) (Wo de ming shi Dan) aka: My name is
Stupid. My name is Egg.
I always knew that but I never found out why…
I’m dead serious. You are a dick.
Not really.二 is now somehow a little bit of cute.笨蛋 is like old stuff and
seldom used.傻Xor傻逼 is now the hot word used everywhere on the internet to
call somebody stupid in a quite offensive way.just FYI, Chinese netizens
really love to swear.They devote their life to it. -a mainland Chinese
Dude that laugh at 0:28 so chinese I guess (?)
In fact,傻逼（shabi） is the most appropriate words
Well.. now you do have cultural insight 🙂 It’s like saying “why is the
word ‘stupid’ offensive?” or some other English word.. it just is.. because
that’s the word people use for that meaning.. trying to understand why 250
has this meaning is not worth the time.. just accept the fact that it has
this double-meaning and move on 🙂
How did you learn Chinese? Did you live in China?