Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Chinese websites

You use these websites all the time, but do you know how they are called in Chinese language? Here are the Chinese names of some popular websites:
谷歌(Gǔgē): Google
雅虎(Yǎhǔ): Yahoo
必应(Bìyìng): Bing
维基百科(Wéijībǎikē): Wikipedia
脸书(Liǎnshū): Facebook

And below are some really popular Chinese websites:
百度(Bǎidù): Chinese Google
阿里巴巴(Ālǐbābā): combination of eBay and Amazon
淘宝 (Táobǎo): Chinese eBay; owned by Alibaba group
优酷(Yōukù): Chinese YouTube
新浪微博(Xīnlàng wēibó ): Sina Weibo; combination of Twitter and Facebook

Hope this is useful. Feel free to add to this list.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

my chinese poem . . .

This is my 100th post and I would like to share something special. This is the only poem I have written in Chinese language. Actually it is the only poem I have written in any language. For one of my Chinese courses, I had to write a poem describing a picture I took in China. Below is a picture I took in Emei Shan and the poem I wrote about it. Hope you like it.
And here is the English translation:
On Emei Shan
You and I stand in front of candle lights
I feel warm on this cold day
Is it the candle flame, or you?