Mandeep Rai, the CEO of Creative Visions Global is someone who likes to wear a smile! She joins ShaoLan in the London studio to talk about smiling and how to say the word in Chinese (which works best when you are smiling). ShaoLan explains how the character for smile relates to a human playing with a dog in a field and goes on to talk about all kinds of different ways to describe smiling, smirking, laughing and joking.
In Chinese, the word for “smile” is 微笑. The first character, 微 means “little” or “micro” and 笑 means “to laugh” so when you have a “little laugh” then you “smile,” 微笑! Also, if you exchange the first character then you can change the kind of smile/laugh, such as 大笑 “big laugh” or 苦笑 “bitter smile/laugh.”