According to accurate statistics drawn by the Europeans, of all words absorbed into English since 1994, Chinese English makes a contribution of 5%-20% and surpasses all other sources.
Like such unique terms as Confucius, kung fu, mahjong and tofu, we will choose another ten words which carry the temperament of China and influence the contemporary life in the world.
1. Sichou - silk
China is a major sericulture country and the homeland of silk.
2. Cha - tea
The word "tea" is borrowed from southern Fujian dialect.
3. Shi Wai Tao Yuan - Shangrila (Xanadu)
Shangrila and Xanadu are near synonyms for the Chinese word "Shi Wai Tao Yuan"
世外桃源：Shangrila or Xanadu“香格里拉”和“仙那度”都是世外桃源的同义词。
4. Feng Shui - Feng Shui
Feng Shui is a transliterated word that is imbued with the collective wisdom of ancient Chinese people in arranging houses for the living and cemeteries for the dead.
5. Cha Dian - dim sum
From its pronunciation we can see that dim sum is a word from Fujian and Guangdong dialects.
6. Zou Gou - running dogs
The Chinese English word is a right word for a servile follower.
7. Zhi Laohu - paper tiger
The word was created by Mao Zedong, a GREat national hero.
8. Dakuan - tycoon
This word refers to a businessman or entrepreneur with money and power.
9. Duchang - Casino
This word, although pronounced like a French or Italian word, is actually transliterated from the Fujian dialect.
10. Xiaofei, Shangqian - Cumshaw
The word is transliterated from the word "thanks" in the southern Fujian dialect.