Chinese Simplified to English Translation
Chinese Simplified language
About one-fifth of the world speaks some form of Chinese
as its native language, making it the language with the most native speakers. The Chinese
language (spoken in its standard Mandarin form) is the official language of the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China, one of four official languages of Singapore, and one of six official languages of the United Nations.
There are roughly 70,000 Chinese
characters and phonetic sounds. An average person has to know about 3,000 characters to be able to read the newspaper. Besides a core vocabulary and sounds, Chinese
and most related languages share features that make them unlike most Western languages: They are monosyllabic, have even less inflection than English, and are tonal.
From around 1600, the English
colonization of North America resulted in the creation of a distinct American variety of English. Some English
pronunciations and words 'froze' when they reached America. In some ways, American English
is more like the English
of Shakespeare than modern British English
is. Some expressions that the British call 'Americanisms' are in fact original British expressions that were preserved in the colonies while lost for a time in Britain (for example 'trash' for rubbish, 'loan' as a verb instead of lend, and 'fall' for autumn). Spanish
also had an influence on American English (and subsequently British English), with words like canyon, ranch, stampede and vigilante being examples of Spanish words that entered English through the settlement of the American West.