Chinese Movie: 人在囧途 Lost on Journey

人在囧途 (Rénzài jiǒngtú) Lost on Journey

Key Learning Point (Preview): 

囧 (jiǒng): adj. depressed; embarrassed and mortified


It is simple and can illustrate a person’s feeling very well. So next time when you are embarrassed, you can say:
“我很囧。(Wǒ hĕnjiǒng.) I am very embarrassed.”

Today, the use of “囧 (jiǒng)” has become trendy. Some industries, for example, the film and advertising industries, have taken advantage of “囧文化 (jiǒng wénhuà) the jiong culture,” as can be seen in the film 人在囧途 (Rénzài jiǒngtú) Lost on Journey.

Key Learning Point:

囧 (jiǒng): adj. depressed; embarrassed and mortified

Zěnme le, kàn nǐ chuítóusàngqì de.
Kathy: 怎么  了,看 你 垂头丧气       的。
What’s wrong with you? You seem down today.

     Jīntiān shàngkè dǎdǔn bèi lǎoshī mà le, zhēn shì tài jiǒng le.
Rita: 今天 上课        打盹    被 老师    骂 了,真    是 太  囧   了。
I was dozing in class today and I am very embarrassed.

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