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Which Chinese words do foreigners recognize the most?

CGTN | Updated: 2018-02-18 10:46
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From US President Donald Trump's granddaughter Arabella to Jim Rogers' daughter Happy Rogers, quite a number of foreigners have either started to learn Chinese or prefer their descendants learn the language in recent years.

Meanwhile, as an increasing number of foreigners are now looking towards the East, many Chinese words have become a familiar sight.


The China International Publishing Group (CIPG) on Saturday released a report on the most recognized Chinese words overseas. According to the report, Shaolin, from the Shaolin Temple – the most well-known Buddhist Temple internationally for its martial arts training – tops the list of the 100 most recognized Chinese words.

Among the top 100, culture-related words, such as Chunjie (Spring Festival) and Chongyang (Double Ninth Festival), account for a large portion of the list.

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