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English Influences on the Chinese Language
Transcript of English Influences on the Chinese Language
Influences on the
Created By Ethan Lin
re gou: hot dog (first character means hot, the second means dog)
Chinese Influencing English??
Many non-native peoples who know English do not get enough quality spoken practice. They tend not to turn vowels in unstressed syllables into neutral vowels.
Examples of Borrowing
MM: mei mei (sister/young woman)
LZ: lou zhu (originator of a post)
NB: niu bi (can mean arrogant/cocky, or confident, daring, impressive. This, however, is a difficult term to translate.)
Using the literal meaning of a word:
It is likely that in the future English will sound like Chinese.
English influences on the Chinese language are plentiful, but English is becoming more and more like Chinese.
The use of English in everyday sentences:
Ex: Ge, ni out le
Translation: Man, you’re out/out of fashion
Technology has brought many abbreviations in the Chinese language. (i.e. PS-Photoshop)
Chinese words that sound like the English words:
Ex. han bao: hamburger
There are some interesting mixtures between English and Chinese Mandarin.
Period C, Multicultural Unit
The End!! 1_1
My name is Ethan Lin and I am going to be talking about the English influences on Mandarin, the Chinese language.
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