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06 February, 2016

"Handsome Dad" Joke

In Chinese language, the character 的 may be used: 

1) to express possession 
Noun 1 + 的 + Noun 2
爸爸的车 - bàba de chē - Dad's car 

2) to attribute adjectives to nouns 
Adj. + 的 + Noun
可爱的宝宝 - kě'ài de bǎobǎo - a cute baby



This Chinese joke illustrates the difference:

以后我有了儿子,我要给他起个名字叫 “好帅”, 别人看见了我,就会说“好帅的爸爸”。 

Yǐhòu wǒ yǒu le er zi, wǒ yào gěi tā qǐ gè míngzì jiào “hǎo shuài”, biérén kànjiànle wǒ, jiù huì shuō “hǎo shuài de bàba” 

When I have a son, I'm going to name him Hao Shuai ("Handsome"). Then, other people will call me "Handsome Dad".

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