Saturday, June 13, 2009

throw down your arms

Chinese Phrase Book (War Department: Washington, Dec. 10, 1943) Dissemination of restricted matter – the information contained in restricted documents and the essential characteristics of restricted material may be given to any person known to be in service of the US and to persons of undoubted loyalty and discretion who are cooperating in Government work, but will not be communicated to the public or to the press by authorized military public relations agencies.

Chapter 1: Emergency Expressions

Please help me : ching BAHNG MA-AHNG
Please come and help : ching LA-EE BAHNG MA-AHNG
I am lost : waw MEE-EE la / LOO!
Where is there a village? : SH-UM-muh DEE! Fahng / yo R-UN J-YA
We are American soldiers : waw MUN / SHER! may GWAW R-UN
Are there soldiers near here? : FOO! JIN! / yo MAY-EE yo / BING
Are they our enemies? : SHER! DEE-EE run ma
Don’t try any tricks! : la-oo LA-OO SH-ER SH-ER duh
Did you hear what I said? : TING J-YAN! la / MAY-EE yo
You will be rewarded : YO-OO BA!oo cho / GAY-EE nee

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