Do you know where the world‘s longest bridges are located? Eleanor Olcott is a Chinese student, studying Mandarin Chinese at National Taiwan University in Taipei and today she calls in to the Chineasy studio to discuss bridges with ShaoLan. Before going to study Chinese in Taipei, Eleanor studied at Cambridge University, which not only includes the Chinese word for “bridge” in its name, but it is a place famous for its bridges. On a grander scale, ShaoLan reveals which are the two longest bridges in the world, and then goes on to tell an interesting story about how London Bridge was relocated to a small town in Arizona!
The way to say “bridge“ in Chinese is 橋/桥. If you want to describe more specific types of the bridge then just add a descriptive word in front of 橋/桥, such as a big bridge 大橋/大桥, small bridge 小橋/小桥, suspension bridge 吊橋/吊桥 and more!