Turkic Muslims living in Xinjiang, western China. Minority group in China. Heavily-oppressed by the Chinese Communist Party.
The word "Uyghur" itself has no standardized English spelling, since it is normally written in the Arabic alphabet (which is difficult to standardize into English). Can also be spelled "Uighur", "Uygur", "Uigur".
Like the Tibetans, the Uyghurs are looked down upon as being lesser people to the Han-dominated CCP.
A derogatory term directed towards people of Middle-Eastern/Islamic background. Words spoken by terrorists in the movie "Team America: World Police."
Ah, derka derka derka.
It was nice place to hang out until all the derka derkas started showing up.
Them derka derkas sure love them hookah.
Metallic bowl-shaped pan used for cooking. The word is of Cantonese origin, since Mandarin words never end in p,t,k
, whereas Cantonese words can. Used in the names of many Chinese restaurants in order to attract the attention of customers. i.e. A Wok to Remember, Wok King
Since I like to cook Chinese food, my cabinet is crammed with woks.
An SAR (Semi-Autonomous Region) of China. Island west of Hong Kong Portugese colony from the 1500s up until 1999. Gambling hot-spot of China, due to a loosely-regulated free market economy. Where 007 meets Silva's damsel and fights off her bodyguards (one of them gets eaten by a Kimodo dragon) in Skyfall.
Though Macau and Hong Kong are owned by China, they retain strong regional pride.
Chinese written character. One of the oldest continually used writing systems to date. Characters are ideographic, meaning that they represent the meaning of the word, as opposed to phonetic, which means you will not be able to learn how to speak Chinese just by reading it. Hanzi is used to write Chinese, Japanese, to some extent in Korean, and Vietnamese until the occupation of France.
Since one has to memorize thousands of hanzi, it is very difficult to read Chinese.
Because so many homophones exist in Chinese, due to the fact that every word only has one syllable, the Chinese cannot simply stop writing hanzi.
Standard Chinese spelling system using Roman alphabet. Literally translates as "spell sound". In modern Chinese education, children are taught to read and write pinyin before learning hanzi (Chinese characters).
If it weren't for pinyin, there would be no way I could ever learn how to speak Chinese by reading it.
Incorrectly pronounced as "ka-mah-ka-zee". Japanese pronunciation is "ka-me-ka-zey".
Kamikaze literally means "divine wind".