What's Your Chinese Name?

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Amanda Monell

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Naming their child is one of the most challenging things that new parents have to decide before birth. Some parents use the names of people who have inspired them in some way. Others will use the name as a way to honor a family member or friend that has shown them the ways of the world and are either no longer with them or want to give their child someone to identify with once they arrive. Unfortunately, whenever the subject of names comes up, everyone wants to chime in their suggestion, whether welcomed or not.

But for a majority of new parents, one factor that they may take into account is the meaning behind the child's soon-to-be name. For example, the name Amanda has Latin roots and means "worthy of love" or in some instances "loved by everyone." Matthew has Hebrew roots, meaning "gift from God." Just like the western hemisphere, the names of the east have different meanings as well. In China, the Hawaiian god Kaili has the definition of "beautiful and victorious."  

With so many names and even more interpretation of their meanings, the spectrum of Chinese names is limitless. Have you ever wondered what your Chinese name would be? Take this quiz to find out!

Which of the signs of the Chinese zodiac do you identify with the most?

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When in a Chinese restaurant, do you eat with chopsticks?

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How good are you with a pair of chopsticks?

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What kind of tea is your favorite?

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What is the best thing about tea?

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The Chinese have five different elements for their zodiac: wood, metal, fire, water, and earth. Which of these elements do you find yourself identifying with the most?

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Which Chinese actor is your favorite?

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Which Chinese actress is your favorite?

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Chili oil, sometimes nicknamed fire oil, is a hot sauce used in Chinese cuisine. Would you eat it?

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When it comes to sports, basketball is one of the American sports that the Chinese enjoy. Which team is your favorite?

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In 2008, Beijing held the Summer Olympics at the Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest. Which of these Olympic sports would you excel at?

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Which of these activities would you like to do on the Great Wall of China?

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In 1974, archaeologists found thousands of terracotta warriors buried at Mount Li, most of them still intact from around 200 BC! If you were in an army, which role would you play?

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Where would you put a Maneki-neko (a Chinese lucky cat)?

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If they came to life, would you be afraid of a foo dog?

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Similar to Christmas, Chinese New Year, which usually happens around February, can shut down businesses for a couple of weeks. What would you do during that time?

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What part of the dragon would you operate during the dragon dance?

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Do you think you're flexible enough to perform as a part of a Chinese lion dance?

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What color would your Chinese dragon be?

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Would you like to work at a panda kindergarten?

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Which of these jade figurines would you want to have in your home?

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When it comes to cooking, ginger is used quite a bit in Chinese cuisine. Which of these ways would you use ginger?

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Do you like to eat tofu?

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Have you ever played mahjong?

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What kind of rice is your favorite?

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Which of these traditional Chinese soups would you eat?

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Would you ever work in a rice field?

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Would you ride in a rickshaw?

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What is the best thing about the Chinese Lantern Festival?

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Which of these Chinese places would you like to visit?

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