Fuwa – Mascots of the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Since my lil sis is in Beijing now, I wouldn’t miss the chance to get her to buy me some souvenirs from the 2008 Beijing Olympic, which is the Fuwa collection. The Fuwa group consists of five members according to the Chinese traditional five elements: Beibei, Jingjing, Huanhuan, Yingying, and Nini. Each of the five names is designed to look like a plausible name for a small child, while also achieving a more complex task: when the first syllable of each name is put together, it sounds nearly identical to the phrase “北京欢迎你”, Běijīng huānyíng ni which means “Beijing welcomes you”.

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