Firefly’s 15 Best Chinese Curses (and How to Say Them)

14) Cow Sucking
吸牛 ・ Shee-niou

While helping Simon and River first infiltrate, then escape from, a hospital on the affluent Alliance core world of Ariel, Jayne relieves a security officer of his sidearm: a non-lethal sonic rifle.

He proceeds to attempt to use said weapon to blow open a locked door, to absolutely no discernible effect — thus prompting this response: “吸牛 high-tech Alliance crap!”