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English Influences on the Chinese Language

My multi-cultural project for language arts.
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Ethan Lin

on 26 February 2014

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English
Influences on the
Chinese Language
Bibliography
Created By Ethan Lin
Direct Translation
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.
Summary:
Sooooo
English influences on the Chinese language are plentiful, but English is becoming more and more like Chinese.
Direct Transfer
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)
Mandarin
Transliteration
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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"How English Is Evolving Into a Language We May Not Even Understand." Wired.com. Conde Nast Digital, n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2014.
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"Influence of American Culture on Chinese Culture: Be There or Be Square." Bright Hub Education. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2014.
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"USC Libraries." Dominant Language Influence in Acquisition and Attrition of the Chinese Reflexive Ziji By Chinese-English Bilinguals. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2014.
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