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Soccer World Cup South Africa

By Confused Laowai | Date: April 25th, 2010 | Category: Language
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My country is hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup and it’s happening pretty soon. Kickoff is June 11. So, I decided to create a blog post with some soccer and South African related terminology in Chinese and English and for healthy measure my other native tongue, Afrikaans, which also spoken widely in South Africa. 1) Soccer: Mandarin: 足球 (zúqiú) Afrikaans: Sokker 2) World Cup: Mandarin: 世界杯 (shìjièbēi) Afrikaans: Wêreldbeker 3) Score A Goal: Mandarin: 进球 (jìnqiú) Afrikaans: […]

Online Mandarin Dictionaries

By Confused Laowai | Date: March 20th, 2010 | Category: Language

When yanghuawawa posted this dictionary entry on Social Mandarin I’ve decided to share some of my other regular online dictionary resources, giving you a low down on advantages and disadvantages. 1) Nciku This was one the first sites I used. It is very Web 2.0 and social. I’ve a got a profile on there and often make vocabulary lists of new words I learn. It is comprehensive and includes many proper names. It translated many local towns in […]