The number 8 arrow in my Chinese book says it’s pointing to Germany 德 国.
No it’s not.
The number 8 arrow is pointing to Austria, not Germany. Germany is the bigger country to the north of Austria. You can find out where Germany is by finding the sticky up bit on the European map (Denmark) and to the south of Denmark is Germany.
Mistakes like this in other situations are much more serious. DO NOT MESS UP IRAN AND IRAQ! THEY WILL NOT LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’ve noticed several mistakes in my Chinese books like this:
Uh-oh. England is a part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. England is where I live, Scotland is where my uncle is from. They may be different but they’re still the same country!
Just as a fact, the Queen’s full title is: By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her Other Realms and Territories, Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith. (What a mouthful!)
Yesterday, my mum asked me to do this exercise. I instantly found some errors.
Oops. For starters, technically there is no such thing as a fish. The answer for No2 should be ‘fish’. However, “fish” is just a term for water-based animals. There are cartilaginous “fish” like sharks and rays, bony “fish” like most “fish” and jawless “fish” like lampreys.
For seconders, in No5, the answer is supposed to be ‘country’.
Let’s get this straight. GREENLAND IS NOT A COUNTRY!! It’s the biggest part of Denmark. Denmark has said that Greenland can be independent, but Greenland haven’t got round to declaring their independence yet. In losing Greenland, Denmark will lose their biggest chunk of land. Still, another competitor for the Olympics!
These are silly mistakes (apart from the fish business, which not many people know.)
Mistakes like these need to be corrected. I remembered that in the London Olympics, the Olympic committee raised the South Korean flag mistakenly when a North Korean athlete took part. OOOPPPPSSS! That was a major mistake which could have ended badly (war!). Small mistakes could end badly too. People need to take more care when doing anything that might offend or lead to serious problems. If my Chinese book had put a label at Iran when they meant Iraq…