25 Literal Translations Of Chinese Words To Make You Chuckle

Many words or concepts in Chinese are built up from other simpler concepts. For example, the word “computer” in Chinese is basically the words “electric” and “brain.” Well, technically each of those words has a corresponding symbol. Therefore, the word “computer” would be those two symbols next to each other. Congratulations! You now speak Chinese! Okay, not really. But maybe you can still enjoy these 25 Literal Translations Of Chinese Words To Make You Chuckle!

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25

??? – big bear cat

panda

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Panda

24

?? – old expert

teacher

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Teacher

23

?? – brave country

uk

Source: translate.google.com

UK

22

???? – 100 things cola

pepsi

Source: translate.google.com

Pepsi

21

??? – immortal man’s palm

cactus

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Cactus

20

?? – music team

band

Source: translate.google.com

Band

19

?? – flying machine

plane

Source: translate.google.com

Airplane

18

?? – cool shoes

flip flops

Source: translate.google.com

Sandals

17

?? – western costume

suit

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Suit

16

??? – cowboy pants

jeans

Source: translate.google.com

Jeans

15

??? – music party

concert

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Concert

 

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14

??? – grape alcohol

wine

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Wine

13

?? – beautiful country

usa

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USA

12

?? – fire vehicle

train

Source: translate.google.com

Train

11

?? – old board

boss

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Boss

10

???? – invisible glasses

contact lense

Source: translate.google.com

Contact lenses

9

?? – open heart

fun

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Happy

8

??? – out star person

alien

Source: translate.google.com

Alien

7

?? – fire chicken

turkey

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Turkey

6

?? – dragon shrimp

lobster

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Lobster

5

??? – smash paper machine

shredder

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Shredder

4

?? – hand machine

phone

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Cell phone

3

?? – bag rat

kangaroo

Source: translate.google.com

Kangaroo

2

??? – colour-changing dragon

chameleon

Source: translate.google.com

Chameleon

 

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