The following is an actual poster for a lost dog seen in Taiwan. While we obviously hope that the dog eventually found it’s way home, in the meantime we can use this as an excuse to learn some new Chinese vocabulary. You wouldn’t think that a lost dog poster would contain any useful words, but there are a few keywords here that we can make use of in a lot of other situations too.
Rather than focus on every single word (as we sometimes do), here we’ll just focus on the words that can be used in many other situations, or that are essential to understand the main meaning of the poster. Plus the sentences below are so short that it’s easy to see the meaning of the Chinese without the use of a long vocabulary list.
xún zhǎo ài quǎn
Searching for beloved dog
xuán shǎng liǎng wàn
yí shī shí jiān: 2011/02/07 下午4.50
Time lost: 2011/02/07 4.30pm
yí shī dì diǎn: lín dé jiē 37 hào 7-11 mén kǒu
Location lost: 37 LinDe Street at the 7-11 entrance
pǐn zhǒng: bái sè mǎ ěr jì sī
Breed: White Maltese terrier
xìng míng: qián qián
Name: Qian Qian
tè zhēng: dà yǎn jīng, bái máo sè lüè mǐ huáng, yuē 2KG
Characteristics: big eyes, white fur, slightly beige
rú yǒu shàn xīn rén shì shí huò, fán qǐng lián luò
If a kind person finds (the dog), please contact
Check back regularly for more posts as we search out actual usage of key vocabulary to help you better learn Chinese!