What does that mean in Chinese

German-Chinese dictionary

Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world

Chinese is spoken in many countries: the People's Republic of China, the Republic of China (Taiwan), Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. But most of the 1.3 billion native speakers live in the People's Republic of China and Taiwan. Strictly speaking, there is no such thing as a Chinese language. Rather, there are 8 different Chinese languages ​​that have one thing in common: The Chinese characters. These languages ​​are called dialects, which may seem strange in our Western usage: Because these dialects are sometimes so different that it is not even possible to communicate with one another. When we speak of Chinese or Chinese in general, we usually mean standard Chinese. It is also called "Mandarin" and is the most widely spoken Chinese dialect.

Wondrous Chinese characters

The great commonality of the Chinese dialects is the writing: All dialects are represented with the Chinese characters. The Chinese script is a morphemic script, i.e. one character stands for one syllable. But that alone is not what makes Chinese a real challenge for us. The number of characters is also impressive. Although of the theoretically available 87,000 characters, of course, very many are rarely or rarely used, about 3000 characters are still needed for everyday communication. If you are not familiar with these signs, the inscription Pinyin will help.

The Langenscheidt Chinese Dictionary

The Langenscheidt Chinese dictionary contains the most important keywords and phrases, mainly from the standard Chinese language commonly used in the PRC today, which is also known as Mandarin. The vocabulary also includes current terms from such important areas as information technology, politics and society, culture and sport. Since idiomatic expressions are also part of lively language usage, this aspect of modern communication has also received a great deal of attention.

German or Chinese? You can find all kinds of words in our bilingual dictionary

Langenscheidt has pooled its many years of experience and linguistic knowledge to make the best online dictionary available to all Chinese learners, no matter where they are. The dictionaries can be accessed on the PC as well as on the tablet or mobile phone. Thanks to the appealing design, the pinyin transcription and the musical settings, the German-Chinese dictionary can even be used easily when traveling or commuting. Always at hand and with the right translation with just a few clicks.

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The letter search in the Langenscheidt German-Chinese dictionary

If you use the letters listed below to manually click through the German-Chinese dictionary, the complete list of German words is displayed. To see all the relevant translations in Chinese and the associated synonyms, all you have to do is click on a word.