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Chinese LoanwordsDecember 14, 2020

When foreign words become part of the language

The other day while driving, my kids were asking me how to say different words in Chinese. They usually ask about things that they see out the windows, trees, homes, cars, etc… But one of them was the word “cheese”. I told them that in Chinese (Taiwan), cheese was pronounced qǐ sī (起司) or sometimes as qǐ shì (起士). I started telling them how this word was adopted from English and that the…Keep Reading


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