Throughout the 14th episode of Firefly and the following movie there are many Chinese phrases strewn about.

What are all of the Chinese phrases in Firefly/Serenity?

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    I've watched Firefly with subtitles, and it just says something like "[Chinese]" for those parts.
    – Kyralessa
    Apr 28, 2013 at 2:40

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Looks like someone else thought about this and created a website.

There should be a translation for all the phrases used in Firefly. You can search by title or by phrase.

Chinese translations with standard Hanyu Pinyin romanization and Chinese characters for Firefly the TV series and Serenity the movie and comic books


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    Being only a link, I'm not sure this qualifies as an answer. Can you transcribe / summarise it?
    – OrangeDog
    Sep 26, 2016 at 9:08
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    So apparently, this worked just fine for 4 years, and now I start to get downvotes because it's one line? What context is to be added? There's a web site with all translations, period.
    – Advicer
    Sep 26, 2016 at 14:05
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    Just attempting to put forward the (likely) opinion of the downvoter. Essentially, link-only answers are not really considered to be good here - and are often downvoted or even deleted. That said, unless you're willing to enhance your answer with some or all of the phrases, I'd rather a link only answer than none at all.
    – iandotkelly
    Sep 26, 2016 at 17:46
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    @iandotkelly if the op refuses to elaborate, we could CW it and someone else could do the work. As is, this is not an answer and is likely preventing people from writing better answers.
    – Catija
    Sep 26, 2016 at 19:17
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    @iandotkelly: ...except the copyright of the original website's author, one Kevin Sullivan. Better get his OK before just ripping off his work.
    – DevSolar
    Nov 29, 2016 at 15:52

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