I’m no Chinese expert by any means. But what I love about the Chinese language is its simplicity – in some ways. There are many words in the Chinese language that you can already guess, simply because they just put two descriptive words together to form this new word. So, today, I’m introducing a new corner of my website: the Chinese Corner.
Every week (I hope), I’ll post one new word for you to learn about, and who knows – you might end up a Chinese expert after all!
Since I’m a foreign teacher here in China, how about I start with a very simple word that lends itself to be the first ever word in my Chinese Corner:
Lesson 1: Foreign Teacher
外教 – wài jiào
wai = outside; in addition; foreign; external
jiao = to teach
waijiao = outside teach = foreign teacher