Grass Mud Horse
The Grass Mud Horse or Cǎonímǎ (草泥马), is a Chinese Internet meme widely used as a form of symbolic defiance of the widespread Internet censorship in China. It is a play on the Mandarin language words ...
Numbers in Chinese culture
In Chinese tradition, certain numbers are believed by some to be auspicious (吉利) or inauspicious (不利) based on the Chinese word that the number name sounds similar to. The numbers 0, 6, 8, and 9 are...
Tetraphobia
Tetraphobia (from Greek τετράς - tetras, "four" and φόβος - phobos, "fear") is the practice of avoiding instances of the number 4. It is a superstition most common in East Asian and Southeast Asian re...
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Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den
The Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den (simplified Chinese: 施氏食狮史; traditional Chinese: 施氏食獅史; pinyin: Shī Shì shí shī shǐ; literally: "The Story of Shi Shi Eating Lions") is a 92-chara...
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Faux pas derived from Chinese pronunciation
The following faux pas are derived from homonyms in Mandarin and Cantonese. While originating in Greater China, they may also apply to Chinese-speaking people around the world.Certain customs regar...
One-syllable article
A one-syllable article (Chinese: 同音文章; pinyin: Tóngyīn wénzhāng) is a type of constrained writing found in Chinese literature. They take advantage of the large number of homophones in the Chi...
Ambiguities in Chinese character simplification
A relatively small number of Chinese characters known as (simplified Chinese): 简繁一对多; (traditional Chinese): 簡繁一對多 do not have a one-to-one mapping between their simplified and traditional forms. This...
Ambiguities in Chinese character simplification - Wikipedia
Homophonic puns in Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin Chinese, like many Sinitic varieties, has a significant number of homophonous syllables and words due to its limited phonetic inventory. All languages have homophones, but in Chinese they are...
Homophonic puns in Mandarin Chinese - Wikipedia
Simplified Chinese characters
Simplified Chinese characters are standardized Chinese characters prescribed in the Xiandai Hanyu Tongyong Zibiao (List of Commonly Used Characters in Modern Chinese) for use in mainland China. Along...
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Baidu 10 Mythical Creatures
The Baidu 10 Mythical Creatures (simplified Chinese: 百度十大神兽; traditional Chinese: 百度十大神獸; pinyin: bǎidù shí dà shénshòu), alternatively Ten Baidu Deities, was initially a humorous hoax fro...
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