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Shall we use Chinese English instead of Chinglish? They are different! [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2005-6-8 16:39:18 |Display all floors

123456 is an erudite scholar!

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Post time 2005-6-8 17:36:39 |Display all floors

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I myself have secretly suspected that's how the word "Chinglish" was coined, but never found any proof or source. Could you give us some articles on that? Thanks.

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Post time 2005-6-8 18:48:46 |Display all floors

I learned it from experience.

If you need further proof, ask some of the older Americans. But that is a very rude term, they may not feel comfortable to tell you.

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Post time 2005-6-8 23:24:27 |Display all floors

Chinglish, so what?

Chinglish, a portmanteau of the words Chinese and English, is any poor or non-standard English spoken or written by native Chinese speakers.

In early and mid-20th century, Chinglish was derogatorily called "pidgin" (洋泾浜) in Chinese. But with the passage of time, Chinglish is by and large no longer considered a racist or bigoted term and should not be taken as such.

Although most Chinglish phrases originated from poor English, plenty of Chinglish phrases were created as language humor. From time to time, writers throughout the world employ Chinglish as a powerful tool to entertain readers of many kinds, and to introduce China and its culture to the world.

Let’s open the door see mountain, Chinglish is everywhere with its five flowers and  eight doors. It is a linguistic phenomenon of historic significance. It is impossible to get rid of it. So, be it.

If you believe you can put an end to Chinglish, you go and see see lah. You must be kidding!

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Post time 2005-6-9 07:44:00 |Display all floors

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Post time 2005-6-9 08:43:06 |Display all floors

Hi

In fact, what ever happened? It's development of language.
From ur discussion, I learned something but more puzzled. Nobody gives us substantial  proof.

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Post time 2005-6-10 23:25:16 |Display all floors

I have never hear about the "chinglish" and I don't think its fanny

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