In the movie R.E.D., when they figure out a clue refers to the Library of Congress, Frank Moses reveals to Sarah Ross that he speaks Chinese by saying a phrase.

I keep hearing the last word as "kumquat", and -- by the nature of the movie -- guess that it's some kind of joke.

Unfortunately neither I nor anyone I know speaks Chinese, and I could find no reference online.

What is it that Frank Moses says?


Based on Reddit sources and a blog, he spoke gibberish

One of the funny thing in the movie was when Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) spoke in 'Chinese'. My friend is Chinese and he laughed. When I asked him what did he say, he said, "It doesn't mean anything, that doesn't even make sense."

What he says actually doesn't translate into anything in English, so he's just trying to sound Chinese.

  • Disappointing... – DevSolar Feb 16 '18 at 10:02
  • The reddit guy agrees with you... :D – Nikhil Eshvar Feb 16 '18 at 10:22

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