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