Date: January 24th, 2005
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day
Tags:

– Xuan3 – Choose, Select, Elect

In Chinese the word for menu is different from the word for menu!

菜單 – Cai4 Dan1 – Food List — Menu

選單 – Xuan3 Dan1 – Choose List — Menu

2 Comments

  1. January 24th, 2005
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  2. So this explains the phenomenon of chinese restuarants with the regular take-out-style menu of food, and the ulta-super-secret chinese food menu for all the cool people. “Can I have…THE menu? [wink wink, nudge nudge]“

    1F

  3. January 24th, 2005
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  4. Good ol’ Workbench 1.2!

    I like how you present these types of Chinese wordings. Although sometimes it all seems too confusing (even for the native speakers!?), it’s interesting that the language has these kinds of distinctions.

    2F

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