I thought this might be good for some of our gamers out there. I have also seen the majority of these words from playing video games in Chinese and from signing up to websites. On a side note, I absolutely love the word 魅力. I learned it while playing Final Fantasy XI Online in Japanese. The character 魅 is very aesthetically pleasing and together with 力 it completes my little OCD heart.
Some basic computer vocabulary for you. I have my own system in Chinese (zh_TW) and I have seen all of these words except for Microsoft, Mac, and CPU, just from using my computer. Those three words are usually just written in English. An add-on word for you that wasn’t in this book is 應用程式, which means an app or application, such as those on your smart phone. 核心字彙 微軟 – Microsoft 麥金塔 – Mac 系統 – System 視窗作業系統 – Windows 處理器 – Processor 記憶體 – Memory (RAM) 位元 – Bit 版本 – Version 硬體 – Hardware 軟體 – Software 程式 – Program 驅動程式 – Driver 使用者 – User 磁碟 – Disk 中央處理器 – CPU (Central Processing Unit) 輸入 – Input 輸出 – Output 檔案 – File 界面 – Interface 安裝 – Install
So we have some Western-style breakfast foods vocabulary. I thought this might be useful for being able to talk about what you’ve had for breakfast. I used a lot of these words when I was in Taiwan ordering 蛋糕 🙂 核心字彙 培根 (péigēn) – Bacon 奶油 (nǎiyóu) – Butter 鼓片 (gǔpiàn) – Cereal 咖啡 (kāfēi) – Coffee 玉米片 (yùmǐ piàn) – Cornflakes 糖霜玉米片 (tángshuāng yùmǐ piàn) – Frosted cornflakes （雞）蛋 (jīdàn) – Egg 法式土司 (fàshì tǔsī) – French toast 燕麥捲 (màiyàn juǎn) – Granola 火腿 (huǒ tuǐ) – Ham 果醬 (guǒjiàng) – Jam 貝果 (bèiguǒ) – Bagel 美奶滋 (měinǎizī) – Mayonnaise 英式鬆餅 (yīngshì sōngbǐng) – English muffin 鬆餅 (sōngbǐng) – Waffle 煎餅 (jiānbǐng) – Pancake 蛋包 (dànbāo) – Omelet 燕麥片 (màiyànpiàn) – Oatmeal 薯餅 (shǔbǐng) – Hash browns 烤土司 (kǎo tǔsī) – Toast