Do you know the word ‘Mandarin’ never comes from China, but a Portuguese word mandarim? Also, the most complicated Chinese character consists of 57 strokes! Sometimes even the locals have to admit that we know so little about Chinese. So here’s your chance to dig deep! New theme of Good Read Corner (遣詞用字學文化) brings you a bunch of interesting books about Chinese characters, idioms, calligraphy, lexicology and grammar. Come and explore today!
If someone can find that 57-stroke word, please share with us the book and page number. Such an extraordinary word it can be!