Welcome to Spell It! Spell It! Each section contains one or more "challenge words" in addition to its basic study list. Also included is our list of "Words You Need to Know. You should also study these words to prepare for classroom bees. All of the words listed are linked to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with audio pronunciations.
The differences between English and Chinese
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The best arguments for Chinese characters revolve around what many see as their "appropriateness" to Chinese language and by extension to the Sinitic vocabularies of other East Asian languages. Chinese itself, with its alleged "monosyllabic" structure, is regarded as uniquely suited to a form of representation whose units are one syllable long. Since the serviceability of a writing system is measured by how well it fits the language, what more could be asked? Also, by focusing on meaningful units, the characters are said to eliminate a major deficit in the Sinitic parts of East Asian languages, namely, their poorly differentiated phonetic structures.
There are many surprises in store for you when it comes to learning Chinese. But this list below may hold the biggest surprise yet…. Did you know that many words commonly used in English are originally of Chinese origin? Perhaps you love dogs, or own a Shih Tzu puppy.
Of or relating to Asia or its peoples, languages, or cultures. Usage Note: Asia is the largest of the continents, with more than half the world's population. Though strictly speaking all of its inhabitants are Asians, in practice this term is applied almost exclusively to the peoples of East, Southeast, and South Asia as opposed to those of Southwest Asia—such as Arabs, Turks, Iranians, and Kurds—who are more usually designated Middle or Near Easterners. Indonesians and Filipinos are properly termed Asian, since their island groups are considered part of the Asian continent, but not the Melanesians, Micronesians, and Polynesians of the central and southern Pacific, who are now often referred to collectively as Pacific Islanders.