Snack bars 加油!

If you think it's easy to be a spectator at the Olympics, think again. You can work up a real appetite screaming "jia you!" ("Go! Hooray! Or some other kind of encouragement!") at the top of your lungs. Fortunately the Olympic snack bars are serving up a pretty healthy menu and the prices are cheap - about the same as in the grocery store.

Just check out these signs from the snack bars at the Marathon event this weekend. To get the price in US dollars you can just divide the RMB price by seven. Yes, you read that right, divide by seven. That means that one ice cream could cost as little as 30 cents. And at what sporting event would you expect to find boiled eggs at the snack bar?

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If you want to learn how to pronounce "jia you" you've got to watch the Two Chinese Characters describe it, they're hilarious:

Comments:

very affordable, and I think I now can speak Chinese! These guys deserve an oscar!

Posted by Barb on August 22, 2008 at 02:58 AM CST #

OMG! It is hilarious. Totally need to point SO to these guys.

Posted by Pam on August 25, 2008 at 08:38 PM CST #

OK, that was funny.
As a side note, Yao Ming has a restaurant in Houston. It is formally decorated, and has several private rooms, including one specifically for Yao Ming to entertain his basketball colleagues. In the room there's a big screen TV and a table and chairs, so they can eat their dinner and watch a game. THe table and chairs look identical to those in the main dining room, except they're scaled up for the players. Sitting in one felt like I was on a movie set, swinging my legs like Edith Ann.

Posted by I18n G.A.L. on August 27, 2008 at 11:11 PM CST #

I can recognise "jia you",that is "加油"in Chinese.\^_\^

Posted by Ben on September 03, 2008 at 05:51 PM CST #

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