A Prospect about this Unique "Language with Fun"


Chinglish has been a welcomed hot topic debated over on many online forums, and had brought us a lot of amusement.

Interesting enough, the discovery and extinction of Chinglish is almost a matter of forefoot and hindfoot. An English speaker said that he once found interesting Chinglish in the airport, but when he went back a few days later, it had been changed into the correct expression. Perhaps it was the foreign visitors' discovery of Chinglish that had made the Chinese people pay more attention to the cleaning-up of the Chinglish, especially during the years when the Olympic Games and World Expo were held in Chinese cities. Beijing, Shanghai and other cities had launched a comprehensive correction of Chinglish signs. In the meantime, "the news that Chinglish will be banned is dispiriting." "how dull would it be to come to China and see 'Welcome' instead of 'Welcome your presence'?" A "Save the Chinglish" group has appeared on Facebook, attracting more than 8,000 members. On domestic websites such as Tianya, posts appealing for retaining Chinglish can also get countless responses. Among the Chinese, however, there is a more general opinion: "the wrong translations are funny, but the wrong signs that have been hanging prominently on the streets for years are even funnier. There is no need for this hybrid non-standard English. "We can't keep them just because foreigners think it's fun," said one netizen.

One thing for sure is that we are going see less and less Chinglish in official / formal occasions, as the local people understand now that they should rely on professional Chinese to English language houses instead of some machines for their translation needs if they want to avoid "losing-face" by surprising the English speakers with those funny signs and instructions. But on the other hand, more people may be more sensitive to Chinese style English (both Chinese and foreign people), a new upload online pictures of Chinglish can always cause a net friend, such as a recent anhui real estate slogan "No Hefei, Guangbian World" (out of Hefei, scour the World), and "Kaifeng Bus Stop Jin expressions using" (Kaifeng Bus it romantic), Take Iron Coffee and the like at the nanjing road cafe in Shanghai are always taking people by surprise to the limits of their imagination, and recording them before they disappear is what many people do. "It is almost impossible for Chinglish to disappear. It has become part of folk culture." "Someone said. The number of Chinglish enthusiasts on the Internet is growing. New variations of Chinglish are also emerging. Mr GLM insists that Chinglish will continue to exist and may even become more "prosperous".

Evaluation on its Social Impact

For the use of Chinglish, Chinese people have two different opinions: one is in favor of the use of Chinglish, that it is the inevitable result of the development of international English, is also a true portrayal of the changes in The Times, should give tolerance and affirmation; The other is against the use of Chinglish, that it is some people are not familiar with the use of English and do not conform to the English habit of a performance, is a different form of wrong English, should be blamed and rejected. According to online media statistics, 70% of netizens approve of the use of Chinglish, while only 30% disapprove of the use of Chinglish. In fact, these two different opinions just reflect people's different understanding and attitudes towards the use of Chinglish.

Professor Zhou Haizhong, a well-known Chinese scholar, said in an interview with the International Herald Leader that people should treat Chinglish with tolerance, objectivity and rationality instead of blaming and rejecting it. The survival rule of natural selection also applies to Chinglish. However, the survival of the fittest also requires correct guidance and scientific adjustment, which is conducive to the healthy development of language and people's communication. He also pointed out that teachers should guide students to learn and use the current standard English. The department concerned should assist in regulating the use of Chinglish. He reminded students to avoid using Chinglish in TOEFL, IELTS, GRE and other tests to avoid losing points and affecting their scores.


The Reason Behind the Arising of this "Language"

Generally speaking, the reason for the emergence of Chinglish is that we mixed too much thinking in our mother tongue in the process of learning English. This leads to situations where we speak English that we feel very good about, but foreigners don't understand. The specific reasons for this situation are as follows.

1. When we teach English to primary school students, due to the small range of students' learning, the learning method is very simple, mainly through the teacher and the recording of continuous imitation. As a result, primary school students cannot learn formal oral English education, the emergence of Chinglish.

2. Due to the influence of mother tongue, clear and voiced English is very serious. When students read the text in a tender voice, they always add the /e/, / I/and so on after each word, and the dragging sound is very obvious. This habit is brought to the oral English, and there will be the typical Chinese-style English.

3. Lack of necessary oral practice. To some extent, Chinglish means to be able to understand, to be able to understand, to be unable to tell the situation. This is due to the lack of necessary oral practice.

4. As Chinese has no two sounds and, even Chinese with a high level of English often mispronounced these two sounds, putting in the [s] sound, while Cantonese speakers put in the [f] sound. Most Chinese pronounce d as [z].

5. Directly translate English into Chinese, word for word, without paying attention to grammar.