Friday, August 20, 2010

Something for the weekend, sir?

Continuing the theme of barber conversations (see 21 June), my first haircut in China was limited to two sentences, both equally prosaic but fairly essential: Wo yao li fa ("I want a haircut") and Duan y dianr ("Just a trim please"). I also tried the impossibly advanced Wo bu xu yao xifou fa ("I don't need it washed") but it came out wrong and met with what-the-hell-is-he-on-about faces. So I just edged away from the basin and that did the trick. Good cut though.

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