Re: Firefly first-time/rewatch (NO SPOILERS, please)
The language: "it is a future where the only two surviving superpowers, the United States and China, fused to form the central federal government, called the Alliance
, resulting in the fusion of the two cultures." Chinese influence abounds in design, swear words, food and other cultural clutter. You can find translations for the Chinese words online.
It's not so much the Chinese but the English language that is confusing to me as a non-native English speaker. These people use strange words and at times the grammar seems messed up.
Loyalty, honor and a willing heart... I can ask no more than that - Thorin Oakenshield
Hercule Poirot: I am an imbecile. I see only half of the picture.
Miss Lemon: I don't even see that.