Interesting Question of the Day – 13 October 2021

Depending on interpretations, the Chinese name for what animal literally translates as “stand on toes goose” or “business goose”?

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2 thoughts on “Interesting Question of the Day – 13 October 2021

  1. I had to research this and found that it translates as “penguin” and some people say that “business” is not a correct translation and is probably used because a penguin’s colouring looks a bit like a business suit. I doubt that many Chinese even saw a penguin until quite recent times so it is all a bit puzzling.
    I learned something today!

    1. Yes Chinese translations can be a bit cryptic.

      But it is a penguin.

      Also, apparently the English word comes from the Welsh “pen gwyn” which means “white head” or “white front”. Those Welsh sailors really got around.

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