Video collection: Chinese at the tip of your tongue

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Ever wondered why 2008 Beijing Olympics opened at 8pm on the 8th day of the 8th month? Delve into the world of the Chinese language and culture with our collection.

By: Dr Qian Kan (Department of Languages)

  • Duration 10 mins
  • Updated Thursday 23rd August 2012
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Chinese
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Chinese at the tip of your tongue

Explore the the fascinating stories behind the Chinese language.

An introduction to some Chinese characters Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 The Open University Numbers don't just help you count - they tell their own story, too Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 The Open University Get some direction on Chinese place names. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 The Open University  How do you translate a valuable Western brand name for the Chinese market? Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 The Open University
Creative-Commons Background: Phillie Casablanca under CC-BY licence

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