Free Chinese Language Essays and Papers

Satisfactory Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Powerful Essays
Best Essays
Page 1 of 50 - About 500 essays
  • Good Essays

    Some aspects of the Chinese phonological system cause difficulties for English speaker learners. One of the common difficulties is stress and intonation patterns, which are different between Chinese and English. Chinese is a tonal language. It doesn’t only mean that tones make up the Chinese words, but also means that the meaning of the Chinese word determined by the different tones. For American students, they also use stress and intonation patterns similar to tones, even though they did not realize

    • 1302 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    The Structure of Chinese Language and Ontological Insights ABSTRACT: Through a comparative analysis of the Chinese language, this paper discusses how the structure and functions of a natural language would bear upon the ways in which some philosophical problems are posed and some ontological insights are shaped. By this case analysis, the aim of this paper is to contribute to the elucidation of the relation between language and philosophy in this regard. 1. Introduction Through a comparative

    • 5656 Words
    • 12 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Better Essays

    Cantonese and English Cantonese use widely in the south of China and is the language that most people use in the United State Chinatown. In China, there are about more than 80 dialects and more than 30 kinds of word. Mandarin is the official language, and Cantonese just one of the most usage dialects in Chinese. According to a news report in 2011, there are around 120 billion people speak Cantonese in all over the world, which included Guangdong, Guangxi, Hong Kong, Macao, and the people who in

    • 1383 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    English and Chinese Language impact on mind and cross cultural translation Although there is no enough scientific evidence to show the strong form of Sapir-wolf hypothesis holds, but there are already enough examples to show that language relativity is true and language do have impact on our thinking. This paper will talk about the main differences of Chinese and English, and then show some examples of different impact on worldview of the two languages on one’s mind such as counterfactual thinking

    • 1298 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The Chinese language and Portuguese are the official languages which can be used by the executive authorities, legislature and judiciary of the Macau Special Administrative Region (The Basic Law of the Macau, 1993). Since the population of Macau society became diversity, the language policy is not close to current Macau society. According to the report of Resultados dos Censos (2011), beside Cantonese and Mandarin, English became the most used language in Macau. The government is still unwilling

    • 836 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Language is the basic yet very sophisticated communication system that humans use to present information, articulate feelings, and express emotions. Different languages are made out of different properties such as grammar rules, phoneticism, and written characters. The creation of language not only influence developing cultures but was also influenced by different traditions as a mean of identity and distinctiveness; each distinctiveness and identity takes its own shape form as seen in the Mandarin

    • 1336 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    West, an unique language system has been established due to its special historical background. According to the Thematic Household Survey Report No. 51 published in 2013, over 90% of people aged 6 to 65 in Hong Kong have reported themselves as native Cantonese speakers. However, Cantonese is merely referred to as a regional dialect “with no standardized written form” (Ng, 2009: xxi) while both Chinese and English are currently deemed as the official languages of Hong Kong. The language system in this

    • 1735 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Better Essays

    A language is a system of symbols, mostly words, that express certain meaning. As a generative structured system, the key element of language is to transmit a piece of information by combining symbols to generate a sentence with message involved in a moment. Its functionality not only allows human to communicate each other, but also passes on knowledge, ideas, value and thoughts. Moreover, language can affect human experience and perception since it is also a medium on memorizing and feeling. Language

    • 900 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Often when science fiction writers or television producers make up a futuristic world, little to no thought is paid to the language the inhabitants of that world will be speaking. Usually language is never mentioned, or native tongues are translated to English through some form of external force, like the babel fish in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, or C-3PO. The world of Joss Whedon's short lived television series, Firefly, and its follow-up movie, Serenity, is created with such attention to

    • 1726 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Best Essays

    dictionary” is head act and “please” is modifier. So, every culture, every language has different ways to making requests in politeness. Therefore, the scope in this research is compared the differences expression of politeness requesting in two languages: English and Chinese. Following to Hou... ... middle of paper ... ...6). Chinese for today, book 1 2nd ed. HongKong: the Commercical Press Ltd. Kane, D. (2006). The Chinese Language: Its History and Current Usage. Singapore: Tuttle Publising. Lu,

    • 2239 Words
    • 5 Pages
    • 1 Works Cited
    Best Essays
Previous
Page12345678950