Learning new tricks in Chinese 

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”


Bet I can teach you some Chinese.

The picture above was sent to Mr W and me, recommending a dish at a restaurant in Chinatown.

After years of seeing these characters, I realized that I could understand it and said “Wow! I can READ that!”

Area looks like a map with portions or provinces.

3 rivers meet in the Sichuan part of China 

Then there is wheat that looks like a sheave of wheat.

Thing is kind of punctuation at the end of an idea or string of characters. It’s not exactly “thing” but it’s the closest translation I can conjure.

Then there is a bird with the chicken tail. Notice the chicken is facing right, has eyes, a beak. A duck looks the same only the tail looks like a spatula (oar for water).

Put all together means “breaded Sichuan Province chicken”.

Keep learning, it keeps you young.


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