Easy Talk: Chinglish buzzwords make way to Western lexicon

( ) Updated: 2014-07-01 11:25:22

An increasing number of Chinglish buzzwords and phrases are making their way into the Western lexicon. Words like "Tuhao" and "Dama" have swept beyond Chinese cyberspace and are extending their influence overseas. Now a total of 120 Chinese-style words have been included in the Oxford dictionary. What does this trend suggest about the Chinese language's influence? And will the infiltration of Internet words threaten our lexicon?

Host: Hu Zhe

Guests: Marie Tulloch & Brian Salter

Studio Director: Lou Yi

Camera: Cong Ruiting & Wu Chuanjing

Editing: Yu Yao

Subtitles: Wu Xiao (Intern)

Producer: Hu Zhe

Executive Producer: Feng Minghui


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