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Word of the Day-Bo Luo (Pineapple)

Posted: Saturday, October 2, 2010 By Ni Hao Books

The Words of the Day for today is 菠萝, bō luó (pineapple). I've mentioned in a previous blog how Chinese from Taiwan and Chinese from mainland China use different words to describe the same things sometimes. The case I mentioned was oranges, 橙子, chéng zi (mainland Chinese), versus 柳丁, liǔ dīng (Taiwan Chinese). Another example is pineapple, 菠萝,(bō luó) is used by mainland Chinese, and Chinese in Taiwan use the word 凤梨, (fèng lí). So if you ever see kids eating this popular and yummy snack from Taiwan named 凤梨酥 (fèng lí sū), you will know it's made of pineapples.

 

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