Why is tea called “te” and “cha” in different languages?

The history of tea dates back to ancient China almost 5,000 years ago. The way tea is pronounced is split into two main groups, either “te” or “cha”. For example, “tea” in English, “thee” in Dutch, “te-neer” in Tamil…and “chai” in Hindi, “chay” in Persian, “shay” in Arabic… How did this come divergence in pronunciation …

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Which apps are the “must-haves” on the phones for the Chinese?

If categorizes according to their functions, the most popular and arguably indispensable apps on the phones of your average Chinese are: Social networking: WeChat Payment: Alipay, WeChat pay Shopping: Taobao, JD, Pinduoduo Food delivery: MeiTuan, MISSFRESH, JD Entertainment: DouYin, Bilibili, KuaiShou, Tencent, iQIYI, YouKu Music: NetEaseMusic, QQMusic Cab hailing: DiDi, AutoNavi Maps: AutoNavi, BaiduMap Recommendation: …

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