China bans foreign language in Chinese publications – Mini Lesson

China prohibits the use of foreign language and neologisms in publications: The Chinese Press and Publication Administration sent out a notification requiring that Chinese publications refrain from inserting and using foreign words and neologisms. Scholars have questioned the action.

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Keywords

禁止(禁止)

Pinyin: jìn zhǐ
English: to prohibit, to ban

出版物(出版物)

Pinyin: chū bǎn wù
English: a publication

夾帶(夹带)

Pinyin: jiā dài
English: to smuggle or conceal

使用(使用)

Pinyin: shǐ yòng
English: to use

外語(外语)

Pinyin: wài yŭ
English: foreign language

生造詞彙(生造词汇)

Pinyin: shēng zào cí huì
English: a neologism, a newly coined word

質疑(质疑)

Pinyin: zhì yí
English: to doubt, to call into question

舉措(举措)

Pinyin: jŭ cuò
English: an action, a decision

News Bite

Simplified:
中国禁止出版物中夹带外语和生造词汇: 中国新闻出版总署下发通知,要求在汉语出版物中禁止随意夹带使用外文单词及生造词汇。学者质疑这一举措。

Traditional:
中國禁止出版物中夾帶外語和生造詞彙: 中國新聞出版總署下發通知,要求在漢語出版物中禁止隨意夾帶使用外文單詞及生造詞彙。學者質疑這一舉措

Pinyin:
zhōng guó jìn zhǐ chū bǎn wù zhōng jiā dài wài yŭ hé shēng zào cí huì : zhōng guó xīn wén chū bǎn zǒng shŭ xià fā tōng zhī, yào qiú zài hàn yŭ chū bǎn wù zhōng jìn zhǐ suí yì jiā dài shǐ yòng wài wén dān cí jí shēng zào cí huì. xué zhě zhì yí zhè yī jŭ cuò

English:
China prohibits the use of foreign language and neologisms in publications: The Chinese Press and Publication Administration sent out a notification requiring that Chinese publications refrain from inserting and using foreign words and neologisms. Scholars have questioned the action.

Remember to record yourself reading Chinese aloud to improve your pronunciation. Use the pinyin above to learn the pronunciation and then record and listen back to yourself until you are satisfied with your pronunciation. Usually 4 or 5 times is enough!

We are still tweaking the format of these mini lessons so if you have any feedback we would be very grateful.

News Source

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