My Chinese name is 朱兆成. In Chinese convention, we write family names before given names, so it reads as Zhu Zhao-Cheng. The first symbol is vermilion, a kind of red color. The second means million, and the last corresponds to cheers.
My name is pronounced as follows.
- Zh is close to a mix of “z” and “j” in English.
- u is like “zoo”.
- ao is like “cow”.
- Ch and eng are just same as they appear in English.
In English, people tend to put stress on the second syllable “Cheng”. In Chinese, most two-symbol given names are stressed on the first symbol, and so is my name. You can use either convention as you like.
I have a wide range of interests in both subject or non-subject areas, although some of them are getting away from me since I do not have enough time these days. I am happy to discuss and share my interests, especially if you are also interested in any of the following