China

China is  a country in East Asia with the world’s largest population, exceeding 1.4 billion people. China spans five geographical time zones and borders fourteen countries by land, the most of any country in the world, tied with Russia.

Capital City

Beijing

Currency

Yuan

Total population:

1.4 billion (2020)

Languages spoke:

Mandarin, Yue (Cantonese), Xiang(Hunanese)

Cultural dos:

It is considered polite to give or receive items using both hands.

Cultural don’t:s

Don’t bow in greeting. A handshake is more than enough (also common in Japan or Korea)

Continent:

Asia

Top three foods the country is known for:

  • Peking roasted duck,
  • Kung pao chicken (Sichuan-style speciality with dried chilli, cucumber and fried peanuts/cashews),
  • Dim sum,

Bonus

  • Hand pulled noodle soups
  • Mapo Tofu (inc. bean curd, garlic sprouts, broad bean sauce, chilli powder, soy sauce)
  • Hot Pot

What the country is known for :

  • The Great Wall of China,
  • The Forbidden City and the Imperial Palace,
  • The Li River,
  • The Classical Gardens of Suzhou,
  • Giant pandas,
  • Manufacturing powerhouse

More About China

An inventor’s paradise, the Chinese are known for being very innovative and efficient. Who can forget some of the most useful and iconic inventions that have made life simple for the rest of the world? Bristle toothbrushes. The wheelbarrow. Silk. Fireworks. Paper. Bank notes. Tea production. The compass. Electronic cigarettes. Borehole drilling. Printing. The list is endless!

With a population of over a billion people, China has the world’s largest population. There is a debate as to how many megacities (cities with a population of over 10 million) are in China but Shanghai is the largest with over 25 million inhabitants. Beijing, Wuhan and Guangzhou also form part of the list, ensuring more than enough sights to enjoy. Along with Italy, china has the highest number of UNESCO sites in the world such as The Great Wall of China, Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven and the Forbidden City to name a few.

The Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year/Spring Festival is the country’s biggest holiday with celebrations lasting up to two weeks long. It is a time for letting go of the old and welcoming in the new with praise and thanksgiving. Lanterns, dragons and the colour red are popular sightings during this time of the year. Each year is named after an animal on the 12 Chinese zodiac animals (dog, snake, dragon, tiger, ox, rabbit, pig, rat, rooster, monkey, cat, horse).

English

Portuguese

Hello

Ola

Goodbye

Adeus

Please

Por favor

Thank you

Obrigado/Obrigada

How much?

Quantos

Do you speak English?

Voce fala Ingles?

Where is the toilet?

Onde e o banheiro

May I please have some water?

Posso por favor ter um pouco de agua?

I would like some food please

Eu gostaria de um pouco de comida por favor

Where can I get a taxi?

Onde posso pegar um taxi?

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