Date: April 9th, 2005
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Cheng2 – Orange

Gotcha!, you’re thinking, I just KNOW he’s posted Orange before! Let me just pull up Google and…

Nice try, but you’re thinking of when I posted , another word for Orange.

It looks like 橘子 refers to things in the Mandarin Orange family, and you use 柳橙 – Liu3 Cheng2 to mean “true” oranges. I didn’t even know there was a difference! You can read more on Oranges, and on Mandarin Oranges. In fact, if you have the time, you can read about all the Fruits of Warm Climates.

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