Qing Wen – English Letters Make Chinese Words

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Key Words/Phrases:

字母

zìmǔ

letter (in an alphabet)

PPT

PPT

powerpoint

OK

OK

okay

卡拉OK

kǎlā OK

karaoke

KTV

KTV

karaoke

周五下班了,我们去K歌吧。

zhōuwǔ xiàbān le, wǒmen qù K gē ba.

When work is over on Friday, let’s go to karaoke!

去KTVK歌。

qù KTV K gē.

to go to karaoke

WC

WC

WC (Water Closet)

去WC

qù WC

to go to the WC

AA制

AA zhì

to go Dutch, to split the bill

XO

XO

brandy, or any type of foreign liquor with “XO” on the bottle

IQ,EQ

IQ, EQ

IQ (Intelligence Quotient) and EQ (Emotional intelligence Quotient)

你的IQ很高。

nǐ de IQ hěn gāo.

Your IQ is very high.

你的EQ很高。

nǐ de EQ hěn gāo.

Your EQ is very high.

IQ很高,EQ很低。

IQ hěn gāo, EQ hěn dī.

A high IQ and a low EQ.

CT

CT

CT scan (Computed Tomography scan)

我今天身体不舒服,我要去医院做一个CT。

wǒ jīntiān shēntǐ bù shūfu, wǒ yào qù yīyuàn zuò yī gè CT.

Today I wasn’t feeling well, and I’ll go to the hospital to do a CT scan.

X光

X guāng

x-ray

B超

B chāo

ultrasound

T恤,T恤衫

T xù, T xùshān

t-shirt

ATM机

ATM jī

ATM (Automated Teller Machine)

MBA

MBA

MBA (Master’s of Business Administration)

DVD,VCD

DVD, VCD

DVD (Digital Video Disc), VCD (Video CD)

mp3,mp4

mp sān, mp sì

MP3 (MPEG-3, .mp3), MP4 (MPEG-4, .mp4)

3D,3G

sān D, sān G

3D (3 Dimensional), 3G network

4S店

sì S diàn

car dealership providing the 4 S’s (Sales, Service, Survey, Spare parts)

GDP

GDP

GDP (Gross Domestic Product)

CPI

CPI

CPI (Consumer Price Index)

WTO

WTO

WTO (World Trade Organization)

VS

VS

versus

PK

PK

PK (Player Killing), to defeat

真人秀

zhēnrénxiù

immortal excellence

我要和你PK。PK说中文。

wǒ yào hé nǐ PK. PK shuō Zhōngwén.

I want to defeat you. Defeat you at speaking Chinese.

T台

T tái

runway, catwalk

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