What is one of the most interesting and practical Chinese inventions? Already with around 4000 years of history, it must be chopsticks of course! Over the years, chopsticks have been developed in different shapes, different lengths and different materials. How well can you use them? Josh talks about an embarrassing experience of not knowing how to use chopsticks on a visit to an Asian restaurant in the UK.
The word for chopsticks combines the character for bamboo 竹 and fast 快 to become 筷 followed by the word for “son” 子 which can also be used as an object word.