Sunday, March 29, 2009

Cha

I was surprised to find that the word for tea in Portuguese is "Cha" which is coincidentally similar to the word for tea in Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, and probably other languages. I wonder if there is any direct relation?

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes. china is considered the birthplace of tea...er, cha. thanks to the white folk, "cha" turned into "tea" because of pronunciation issues.

March 30, 2009 at 11:10 AM  

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