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Yahoo

Chinese Word: 雅虎

English Meaning: elegant tiger


Google

Chinese Word: 谷歌

English Meaning: festival song


Uber

Chinese Word: 优步

English Meaning: excellent step


eBay

Chinese Word: 易贝

English Meaning: easy baby


VOLKSWAGEN

Chinese Word: 大众

English Meaning: mass of people


TOYOTA

Chinese Word: 丰田

English Meaning: fertile land


SAMSUNG

Chinese Word: 三星

English Meaning: three star

Editor’s explanation: Chinese words always try to name things via combination of some simple words instead of creating new words. Chinese characters ended up creating new ones from 2000years ago(Qin Dynasty), so generally you will just need to learn about 800 words in Chinese.

Each Chinese word has its own meaning, when an new English word created, Chinese word will translate it according to its pronunciation and meanwhile give it a positive implication.

Last updated byChineseKing