Monthly Archives: July 2007

Word of the day – 差不多 (chàbuduō)

The phrase 差不多 (chàbuduō) is one of my favourite phrases in Chinese. It literally means “lacking not much” and can be translated as “more or less”, “near enough”, “almost” or “about”. It’s used frequently in Taiwan, and also in China I think, and seems to embody quite a common philosophy, i.e. there’s no need to […]

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Chinese, Language, Welsh, Words and phrases 7 Comments

Language quiz

Here’s a recording of a number of phrases in a mystery language. Can you guess or do you know which language it is and what the phrases mean?

Language, Quiz questions 8 Comments