Can You Make a Sense of Chinglish?
English, as a must-learned subject in schools of China since the late Nineties, has become part of Chinese people’s life. China’s shift from Russian-which has dominated the position of second foreign langue in China from the 1940s to the mid 1960s- to English means its open to the world.
However, to be honest, English is a nightmare for lots of Chinese students and workers. Admittedly, Chinese and English are poles apart grammatically and semantically, thus Chinese easily make mistakes whenever speak or write English. But, language is a live thing, not a dead one and the Chinese people who are known for the lack of creativeness create the Chinglish. If you are doing business or traveling in China, one of the following Chinglish phrases may hit your ears.