[Ads-l] Your Chinese lesson for the day: quan jue <death by dogs>

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Wed May 13 01:46:53 UTC 2015


FWIW, neither of two articles on Jang Song Thaek mention this as part of 
his killing:

2015: http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/asia/north-korea-uncle-executed/
2013: 
http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/11/asia/north-korea-kim-aunt-poisoned/index.html

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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> W Brewer <mailto:brewerwa at GMAIL.COM>
> January 5, 2014 at 9:33 AM
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> Poster: W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: Your Chinese lesson for the day: quan jue <death by dogs>
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> Try to say [chew-ANNE jew-WAY]: Mandarin quan3 <dog> + jue2 <decide, 
> judge,
> execute>.
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> http://news.msn.com/world/would-kim-jong-un-really-feed-his-uncle-to-starving-dogs
>
> <<A pro-government Chinese paper, Wei Wei Po, has reported that [North
> Korean leader] Kim Jong-un's uncle Jang Song Thaek was sentenced to <<quan
> jue>>, or death by dogs. Specifically, he and five other
> <<co-conspirators>> were tossed naked into a cage filled with 120 ravenous
> dogs who had been starved for three days prior to the event. The dogs then
> ate them up <<completely>> while Kim patiently watched for over an hour.>>

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