福原爱 (Fúyuán Aì), or Fukuhara Ai in Japanese, is a professional ping pong player – and China’s favorite Japanese person.
Fúyuán Aì speaks fluent Chinese, having learned her craft in Liáoníng Province since the age of 7. For this reason, she has a strong Northeastern Chinese dialect - a dialect considered quite rough and straightforward, and therefore often used in parodies. Japanese women, by contrast, are stereotypically viewed as quiet and well-behaved, and therefore many Chinese people find it insanely funny to hear a baby-faced Japanese girl speak like this.
She’s good friends with most of the Chinese ping pong team, even acting as bridesmaid for one of them. She is famous for crying when she loses, but also universally loved, so players and journalists alike are quick to give her a comforting hug.
She recently had a daughter with a Taiwanese ping pong player, and everyone is ecstatic.
So will the daughter speak with a Northeastern or Taiwanese accent? Sina