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Is there a counterpart for Chinglish?

Posted by xiaophil March 6, 2010 in the Group General Discussion.

Tags: Chinglish, Englinese, 英式中文

What I mean is, is there a word that refers to Chinese that is negatively influenced by the speaker's native toungue, English?  Has anyone heard anything before?  I think I have said reverse-Chinglish, but I'm not sure if I have heard others say that.  At any rate, I think there should be a word that doesn't have Chinglish built into it.

I officially nominate:

  • Englinese
  • or 英式中文 (although appropriate for telling one's problem when speaking Chinese, I think it seems less funny)

Any ayes?  Nayes?  Other suggestions?

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