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  • - A FEW MONTHS AGO,

  • I BECAME THE FIRST AMERICAN TALK SHOW TO AIR IN CHINA,

  • AND I WANTED TO WELCOME MY NEW CHINESE VIEWERS,

  • SO I ASKED THE PEOPLE OF CHINA TO WRITE TO ME WITH A LITTLE, TEENY, TINY REQUEST.

  • AND HERE'S WHAT I ASKED OF THEM.

  • I REALLY WANT TO LEARN MORE CHINESE NOW.

  • THAT'S MY GOAL.

  • AND I WANT TO PERSONALLY WELCOME MY NEW CHINESE AUDIENCE

  • BY READING ALL OF YOUR NAMES ON THE AIR.

  • SO ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS WRITE YOUR NAME

  • ON A PIECE OF PAPER THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS...

  • [laughter]

  • AND YOU CAN SEND IT TO THIS ADDRESS.

  • WELL, OUT OF A BILLION PEOPLE,

  • 12 OF YOU ACTUALLY FOLLOWED THE INSTRUCTIONS.

  • SO I WANT TO READ YOUR NAMES ON THE AIR.

  • I WANT TO KEEP MY PROMISE.

  • BUT IF YOU WATCH MY SHOW,

  • I HAVE A HARD ENOUGH TIME PRONOUNCING AMERICAN NAMES,

  • SO LUCKILY WE HAVE AN OFFICIAL "ELLEN SHOW"

  • CHINESE TRANSLATOR STANDING BY AT ALL TIMES.

  • SHE'S BEEN WAITING IN A CUBICLE FOR 11 SEASONS,

  • AND NOW IT'S FINALLY HER TIME TO SHINE.

  • DO YOU MIND HELPING ME OUT?

  • WOULD YOU COME ON OVER HERE?

  • THANK YOU SO MUCH.

  • [cheers and applause]

  • HI. HOW ARE YOU?

  • HAVE A SEAT.

  • I WOULD HAVE PRONOUNCED YOUR NAME, BUT I DON'T--

  • WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

  • - WELL, MY AMERICAN NAME IS SUNNY.

  • MY CHINESE NAME IS YUONG JA.

  • - YUONG JA. - YUONG JA, YES.

  • - OKAY, GREAT. BUT I CAN CALL YOU SUNNY.

  • - YES. - OKAY, SUNNY.

  • AND WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

  • - I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN BEIJING, CHINA.

  • - OKAY, WONDERFUL. OKAY.

  • SO YOU'RE GOING TO HELP ME OUT.

  • AND THIS IS CALLED YUAN? IS THAT WHAT THAT

  • - YUAN, YES.

  • - YUAN? - YEAH.

  • - ONE. - YUAN.

  • - YUAN. OKAY.

  • SO I'M GONNA START, AND THEN YOU'LL HELP ME OUT.

  • THIS ONE HAS A LONG NOTE,

  • SO I'M GOING TO START WITH THIS PERSON HERE.

  • "HELLO, ELLEN.

  • "I AM YOUR BIG, BIG, BIG FANS.

  • "SO, SO, SO LOVE WATCH YOUR 'ELLEN SHOW.'

  • I KNOW IT'S KIDDING WRITE POSTCARD ON RMB."

  • IS THAT WHAT THIS IS?

  • - RMB, YES, THE CURRENCY.

  • - "BUT SERIOUSLY I LIKE YOUR IDEA.

  • "NEXT WEEK IS OUR SPRING FESTIVAL.

  • "I WISH IT'S YOUR COME SEE MY POSTCARD.

  • "AND ALL THE BEST WISHES TO YOU, THE PRESENT TO YOU.

  • "YOU CAN BUY THREE CUPS OF STARBUCKS

  • "WHEN YOU COME TO CHINA.

  • BIGGEST FANS."

  • JIAO MINGY?

  • - [pronouncing name]

  • - [repeating name]

  • - YES.

  • [both saying name]

  • - AND THIS IS 100 YUAN, AND SO THAT IS $16 AMERICAN?

  • - ABOUT $15, $16.

  • - $15 OR $16? THANK YOU SO MUCH.

  • ALL RIGHT, AND NOW WE HAVE-- I WON'T READ ALL THE--

  • THIS IS, UM...

  • - [reading name]

  • - [repeating name]

  • THIS ONE, THEY DIDN'T EVEN TRY TO DO AMERICAN.

  • THIS IS JUST CHINESE, SO WHO IS THAT?

  • - [reading name]

  • [repeats name]

  • - WELL, YOU-- - IS THE NAME.

  • YEAH, THAT'S A NAME.

  • - I KNOW, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE YOU WANT TO SAY MORE.

  • - NO. - 'CAUSE YOU STOP--

  • [reading name] - YEAH.

  • - ALL RIGHT.

  • [reading name]

  • - [repeating name]

  • - [repeating name]

  • [reading name]

  • - [reading name]

  • - YEAH. [laughter]

  • [reading name]

  • - [reading name in reverse order]

  • - [repeating name]

  • - [reading name]

  • - BUT THEY DID IT BACKWARDS, SO--

  • THEY PUT THEIR LIKE THEY WERE-- - THEY'RE AMERICAN.

  • - FILLING OUT A FORM OR SOMETHING.

  • [reading name]

  • - LET ME SEE. [reading name]

  • - [repeating name]

  • - [reading name]

  • - [repeating name]

  • [both repeating last name]

  • AND HERE THEY TRIED TO HELP ME PHONETICALLY

  • SO I COULD LEARN THIS.

  • WU SHI AI LUN?

  • - ACTUALLY, IT SAYS, "I AM ELLEN."

  • SO THAT'S HER NAME, EI LUN, EI LUN.

  • "I AM ELLEN."

  • - OH! ELLEN.

  • [reading name]

  • - [reading name in reverse order]

  • - OH, THEY'RE DOING THE LAST NAME FIRST

  • FOR SOME REASON.

  • IS THAT A NORMAL THING?

  • - THAT'S CHINESE TRADITION.

  • WE ALWAYS SAY THE LAST NAME FIRST.

  • - OH, OKAY.

  • THEY'RE WATCHING "THE DEGENERES ELLEN SHOW"

  • OVER THERE, THEN.

  • [laughter]

  • [reading name]

  • - YEAH, I'M PROBABLY GONNA PUT--

  • - SO I'M GONNA REVERSE EVERY ONE OF THEM.

  • [reading name]

  • - [reading name]

  • - [repeating last name]

  • "LIE JUNE WE."

  • - LI JUN WEI.

  • - JUN WEHHHHH.

  • - LI JUN WEI.

  • - LI JUN WEHHHHH.

  • - "WAY."

  • - THIS ONE IS GOOD, 'CAUSE IT'S NOT ONLY THE HUNDRED,

  • BUT THEN THEY PUT IN, LIKE, A COIN AND SOME ONES IN THE BACK

  • TWO KIND OF ROUND IT OUT TO PROBABLY 20 OR SOMETHING.

  • WHAT'S THAT COIN WORTH?

  • - UH, THIS? LET ME SEE?

  • - IS THAT REAL, OR IS THAT JUST, LIKE,

  • A GROMMET OR SOMETHING?

  • - THE DENOM--IT'S RIGHT HERE.

  • - DON'T TOUCH MY MONEY.

  • - [laughs] I CAN'T SEE IT FROM THAT SIDE.

  • - ALL RIGHT, AND THIS IS DU YEN JI.

  • - [reading name]

  • - [repeating name]

  • - [reading name]

  • - "WEEE"?

  • [laughter]

  • AND THIS IS JUST A 50, SO WE WON'T READ THAT.

  • ALL RIGHT, SO-- NO, WE WILL.

  • WHO IS THIS ON THE 50 THAT--

  • - [reading name]

  • - OKAY.

  • WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SENDING THOSE IN.

  • AND TO THE OTHER 999 MILLION PEOPLE IN CHINA,

  • I'M STILL WAITING.

  • AND THE OTHER 7 BILLION PEOPLE ON EARTH,

  • I ACCEPT ALL DENOMINATIONS.

  • AND, SUNNY, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

- A FEW MONTHS AGO,

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