chi zhing-zhong​


this means Chinese language and it doesn't matter what dialect it is whether it's Mandarin, Cantonese, or whatever. Chi zhing-zhong is sometimes loosely used in reference to Oriental culture just like how the word Chivheti is used in the context of Occidental culture.

However, zhing-zhong (or rather zhang-zheng-zhing-zhong-zhung) on its own refers to anything that was made in The People's Republic of China. And finally, cheaply made Chinese products are referred to with the following catchphrase phrases:

ChiShonaEnglish
Zhange zhiri zhako zhaa zhanguWhat was yours it's now mine
Zhange zhiri zhake zhaa zheduWhat was his (or hers) it's now ours
Change chiri chako chave changuWhat used to be yours it's now mine
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