中国 Zhōng guó, 中国 Zhōng guó, 中国 Zhōng guó
Remember and memorize these two important Chinese characters before you visit China because you will be seeing them everywhere 😀
On the first day I arrived in China, the Chinese characters all seemed like pretty pictures to me. I didn’t even realize that I was looking at a country’s name all around me!
One day, I think I was in a taxi and I wanted to stop at the China Telecom to top up my cellphone card. I didn’t know how to tell the taxi driver China Telecom and could only point at the familiar blue sign and say,
“Telephone” (电话 diàn huà).”
And then the taxi driver said:
“中国 电信 Zhōng guó diàn xìn” (China Telecom)
Bless his heart! He knew where I wanted to go and kindly repeated the 4 words until I could pronounce them correctly.
I felt rather stupid but he was really, really, really nice and told me that if I didn’t practise, I’d never learn. What a nice guy, yeah?