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Do you know how many Chinese words from English or anyother language? It means these words are not Chinese before but foreigners came to China and or Chinese people traveled in outside then these words be taken into China. Now i make a list of the frequently-used Chinese words here for you. For example:

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shā fā - 沙发- Sofa
bā lěi wǔ - 芭蕾舞- ballet
kǎ chē - 卡车-truck
jí pǔ chē - 吉普车-jeep
kǎ piàn - 卡片-card
kè lóng - 克隆-clone

Now your turn, if you know more Chinese words from other language please share with us!

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This post was edited by MisterPanda at 2013-6-17 17:58

Off the top of my head :

贝雷帽 - Bèi léi mào - Beret
逻辑 - Luójí - Logic
幽默 - Yōumò - Humour

In the old times there was de lv feng (德律风 ? I have no idea) for telephone and there was also a word derived from English for electricity.
And, also, in the other way around, there is the very famous "long time no see" which is a direct translation of the cantonese 好耐冇見 (hǎo nài mǎo jiàn) - 好久不见 (hǎojiǔ bùjiàn) in mandarin (but since the interaction between British and Chinese were mostly in Hong Kong and GuangDang province when the expression was coined, it would seem it stems from Cantonese rather than Mandarin).
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kā fēi yīn -咖啡因- caffeine
kǎ tōng-卡通 - cartoon
ā sī pī lín -阿斯匹林 - aspirin
mài kè fēng -麦克风 - microphone
sà kè sī fēng-萨克斯风-saxophone
sū dá -苏打 - soda
huá'ěr zī -华尔兹-waltz

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冰淇淋 (也称冰激凌) ice cream
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MisterPanda Post time: 2013-6-17 17:55
Off the top of my head :

贝雷帽 - Bèi léi mào - Beret

thank you ! Great!
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LoneAcorn Post time: 2013-6-17 21:08
kā fēi yīn -咖啡因- caffeine
kǎ tōng-卡通 - cartoon
ā sī pī lín -阿斯匹林 - aspirin

Great! thank you~
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