Monday, July 11, 2011

Chinese words with English letters

Earlier we looked at some of the Chinese words with foreign origin. But did you know that there are also some Chinese words which actually contain foreign letters. Below are some Chinese words I know which contain English letters:

AA (AA zhì): (to go) dutch; to pay your portion of bill


(Wǒmen jiù AA zhì ba)

Lets go dutch

卡拉OK (Kǎ lā OK): karaoke

卡拉OK 很好玩儿

(Kǎ lā OK hěn hǎowán er)

Karaoke is a lot of fun

And here are few more:

T恤衫 (T xùshān): T-shirt

BP(BP jī): beeper

IP电话 (IP diànhuà): internet phone

Do you know of any others you can add to this list?


  1. Does QQ count? It's become such a popular service that the brand often gets used as a noun or verb. Nice post, by the way.

  2. Maybe one day it will actually become a verb like google did