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Chinglish

Portmanteau word is used broadly to mean a blend of two (or more) words. for example, ‘Slithy’ means ‘lithe and slimy’, ‘Mimsy’ is ‘flimsy and miserable’. 'Chinglish' is another portmanteau word, means 'Chinese English', and refers to spoken or written English which is influenced by Chinese. The terms "Chinese English" and "China English" are also used. Sometimes, Chinglish is also written as 'Chineglish'.

Chinglish is a big problem on public signs in China. A sign reading "safety export" means "exit", an elevator designed for handicapped is a 'disabled elevator', a warning to be careful not to slip' could be 'slip carefully', cash recycling system is an 'ATM' Machine.

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