Disneyland in China

October 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

Here are some interesting examples of compounding in Chinese from East brain, west brain. These will be useful should you find yourself in an amusement park in China.

游乐园 yóulèyuán [wander+happy+park] ‘amusement park’

旋转木马 xuánzhuǎnmùmǎ [revolve+turn+wooden+horse] carousel, merry-go-round

刺激 cìjī [irritate+excite] stimulating; thrilling; exciting

过山车 guòshānchē [go across+mountain+car] rollercoaster

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