China's Military English Is Deep. Like, Really Deep.

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The People's Liberation Army (AKA the Chinese military) has a guidebook of English language phrases. Most of them are pretty basic, such as "Are you a new soldier?" or "We treat POWs well". Other phrases are so profound.

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Located on People's Liberation Army Daily, the guidebook has been online forever; however, website ShanghaiIst recently stumbled upon it and decided to share.

Here are some of the most inspirational English phrases as they originally appeared. Somewhere, a Chinese soldier is hopefully memorizing them.

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Illustration for article titled Chinas Military English Is Deep. Like, Really Deep.
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Military English Learning [PLA Daily via ShanghaiIst]

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blunty3000
blunty3000

Wow. Someone made some mistakes when writing in a language that isn't their own. Who would have known. Because, I'm sure the supergaijinherobetterthaneveryone Ashcraft never once made a mistake when learning Japanese.