25 Literal Translations Of Chinese Words To Make You Chuckle

Posted by , Updated on January 13, 2017

Many words or concepts in Chinese are built up from other simpler concepts. For example, the word “computer” in Chinese is basically the words “electric” and “brain.” Well, technically each of those words has a corresponding symbol. Therefore, the word “computer” would be those two symbols next to each other. Congratulations! You now speak Chinese! Okay, not really. But maybe you can still enjoy these 25 Literal Translations Of Chinese Words To Make You Chuckle!

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25

大熊猫 - big bear cat

pandaSource: translate.google.com, Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

Panda

24

老师 - old expert

teacherSource: translate.google.com, Image: www.pexels.com (public domain)

Teacher

23

英国 - brave country

ukSource: translate.google.com

UK

22

百事可乐 - 100 things cola

pepsiSource: translate.google.com

Pepsi

21

仙人掌 - immortal man’s palm

cactusSource: translate.google.com, Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

Cactus


20

乐队 - music team

bandSource: translate.google.com

Band

19

飞机 - flying machine

planeSource: translate.google.com

Airplane

18

凉鞋 - cool shoes

flip flopsSource: translate.google.com

Sandals

17

西装 - western costume

suitSource: translate.google.com, Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

Suit

16

牛仔裤 - cowboy pants

jeansSource: translate.google.com

Jeans

15

音乐会 - music party

concertSource: translate.google.com, Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

Concert

 

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14

葡萄酒 - grape alcohol

wineSource: translate.google.com

Wine

13

美国 - beautiful country

usaSource: translate.google.com, Image; pixabay.com (public domain)

USA

12

火车 - fire vehicle

trainSource: translate.google.com

Train

11

老板 - old board

bossSource: translate.google.com, Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

Boss

10

隐形眼镜 - invisible glasses

contact lenseSource: translate.google.com

Contact lenses

9

開心 - open heart

funSource: translate.google.com, Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

Happy

8

外星人 - out star person

alienSource: translate.google.com

Alien

7

火鸡 - fire chicken

turkeySource: translate.google.com, Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

Turkey

6

龙虾 - dragon shrimp

lobsterSource: translate.google.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org (public domain)

Lobster

5

碎纸机 - smash paper machine

shredderSource: translate.google.com, Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

Shredder

4

手机 - hand machine

phoneSource: translate.google.com, Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

Cell phone

3

袋鼠 - bag rat

kangarooSource: translate.google.com

Kangaroo

2

变色龙 - colour-changing dragon

chameleonSource: translate.google.com

Chameleon

 

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