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A Comprehensive Guide to Western Transliterations in Chinese

Loan words from English and other Western languages in Mandarin have always interested me for a variety of reasons. However unlike Japanese, Chinese seems very cautious to import words directly into its lexicon via transliteration (that is, creating a new word by matching the sounds of the original one using Mandarin syllables). This post will […]

File Size Vocabulary

I only realised just the other day that I’m not altogether familar with file size vocabulary in Chinese. I needn’t have been too worried though since it turns out in everyday conversation most Mandarin native speakers simply refer to the various file sizes in their English, abbreviated forms (KB for kilobyte, MB for megabyte, etc). […]