Learning Exercise

Crosslinguistic Loan Words

Read the materials in "How are foreign words imported" and "What English words come from Chinese" and list five more words that are English words from Chinese or vice versa. You may want to consult a dictionary or ask native speakers of Chinese.

A list of over twenty FAQs (frequently asked questions) about Chinese characters in terms of etymology, radicals,... see more


Learning Objectives

Students learn how languages can affect each other through contact.