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 '13 at 2:40

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


We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context. Don't just give a one-line answer; explain why your answer is right, ideally with citations. Answers that don't include explanations may be removed.

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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 '16 at 9:08
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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 '16 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 '16 at 19:17
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    @Catija ... there's nothing stopping someone else writing a better answer, even one based on the same content. – iandotkelly Sep 26 '16 at 23:04
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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 '16 at 15:52

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