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Quantities, Sizes

NOTE: The first set of characters is in the traditional form; the second set is in simplified form. ———– big, bigger, biggest :: dà, gèng dà, zuì dà :: 大,更大,最大 / 大,更大,最大 ———– gallon :: jiā-lún :: 加侖 / 加仑 ———– gram :: kè :: 克 / 克 ———– kilogram :: gōng-jīn :: 公斤 / 公斤 […]

Money

NOTE: The first set of characters is in the traditional form; the second set is in simplified form. ———– Renminbi (RMB)/Yuan :: rén-mín-bì/yuán :: 人民幣/元 / 人民币/元 ———– Hong Kong Dollar (HK$) :: gǎng-yuán :: 港元 / 港元 ———– New Taiwan Dollar (NT$) :: xīn tái bì (yuán) :: 新台幣 / 新台币 ———– US Dollar ($) […]

Measure Words and Numbers

Measure Words In Chinese, different measure words are used depending on the noun. It is used after the number and before the noun, for example, sān (number) gè (measure word) píng-guǒ (noun) (three apples). Common measure words: NOTE: The first set of characters is in the traditional form; the second set is in simplified form. ———– […]

Chinese Written Form, Tones and Pronunciation

Traditional Chinese Characters/Simplified Chinese Characters The traditional form of written Chinese is used in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The simplified form of written Chinese is used in China and Singapore. The characters in the English – Chinese Food Mini (China) guide are in the simplified form. The characters in the English – Chinese Food Mini (Taiwan) guide […]

English-Chinese FoodMini – Introduction

Any tourist, traveler, Western business person or foreign expat can attest to the occasional challenge ordering food in China or Taiwan. Unless you’re in a five-star restaurant or pointing at a picture of a hamburger at some fast-food joint, you may find it difficult to figure out exactly what you’re going to get, or to […]

English-Chinese FoodMini – Contents

Introduction: About the Romanization · Traditional Chinese Characters/Simplified Chinese Characters · The Four Tones · Pronunciation · Measure Words · Numbers · Money · Quantities & Sizes · Time & Calendar · Pronouns · Basic Verbs · Colors · Polite Phrases Food Phrases Basic Food Vocabulary Food-Related Vocabulary Drinks Fruit Vegetables Meats Seafood & Other […]

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