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English borrows " 10 China word "
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(one) silk -- Silk

China is sericiculture big country, the birthplace of silk. The top-secret technology that china and silk are archaic China foreign trade from beginning to end and look after the house commodity, till the Opium War before, england imports the piano of Guangzhou, still do the silk that is richly bejewelled nevertheless. "Silk " pronunciation, it is the transliteration of Chinese apparently, this word represented China excellent engineering technology and commerce are strong. Even if now, silk still acts as in modern life natural and graceful is elegant and luxuriant, high indicative.

(2) tea -- Tea

This word, it is an Englishman of the spirit away in the word austral the Fujian from awkward-sounding. Tea, compare a shoulder with silk, china, can calls the fist of archaic China foreign trade the product. Current, tasted tea to represent a kind of lifestyle and culture grade, the Chinese reflection to life, can be in almost wave in the wind find in tea smoke. Occupy Xiao Qian " tea is in England " the introduction: "Tea is 17 centuries it seems that first bring Europe the earliest by the Portuguese... British tea is at first east Indian company introduces from Xiamen, 17 centuries 40 time, flower person begins plant experimentally tea in Indian colony, in those days, likelihood with respect to nurturance the habit that adds candy in tea. " allegedly, although be in " World War II " in that way the period with fatigued goods and materials, coffee of French ration admeasure, what the Englishman wants is tea, still have little candy. Tea was become European " the backbone " , they can follow tea only popular bewitched ground walks, this is not native land history and heredity; However the conquer of different region culture and absorb. The Du Xunjue of Chai Si spy of 18 centuries is flat in " example child a letter from home " in write: "Although tea comes from east, it is gent odour after all; And cocoa is a ruffian, craven, a graceless beast of prey. A graceless beast of prey..

(3) a haven of peace -- Shangrila (Xanadu)

This is word of two close meaning. Have " a haven of peace " meaning. "Shangrila " the fabulous ground of out Tibet -- sweet case lira, "Xanadu " be Mongolia yuan go up. If want expression " a haven of peace " , use normally " Xanadu " this word. Look, in order to be born the American writer Thoreau of pose as, ascend a lake in made of baked clay Er in vain on the side, did so long " anchoret " . Exquisite " lovemaking landscape, hold aloof from the world " philosophy, the Chinese is the originator of cut into a mountain of be worthy of.  
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