Shanghai Disney Resort, which was opened on June 16, 2016, is about three times the size of Hong Kong Disneyland. As the first Disney resort in mainland China, it's quite popular with the Chinese people, as can be seen from the fact that the tickets for the first two weeks were snapped within minutes. If you are just as excited about Disney as these early-birds, the best thing to do now is to learn the names of your favorite Disney classic characters in Chinese. You'll know exactly what to ask for in Chinese when you visit the Shanghai Disney.
The followings are the Chinese names of the Disney characters. Learn them well!
Mickey Mouse's Gang 米老鼠和他的小伙伴们
Mickey Mouse, along with his girlfriend Minnie and his friends, are among the first Disney characters to become household names in China. In addition to his name of Mickey "米奇 (Mǐ qí), he can also be referred to as "米老鼠 (Mǐ lǎo shǔ)."
Mickey Mouse – 米奇 (Mǐ qí)
Minnie Mouse – 米妮 (Mǐ nī)
Donald Duck – 唐老鸭 (Táng lǎo yā)
Daisy Duck – 黛丝 (Dài sī)
Goofy – 高飞 (Gāo fēi)
Pluto – 布鲁托 (Bù lǔ tuō)
Scrooge McDuck – 斯克鲁奇(Sī kè lǔ qí)
Disney princesses 迪士尼公主
You'll notice that certain characters are repeating quite a bit in this section. The Mandarin Chinese characters 公主 (gong zhǔ) means "princess," and is used for the Disney Princesses who are usually referred to with their title.
Cinderella – 灰姑娘 (Huī gū niáng)
Sleeping Beauty – 睡美人 (Shuì měi rén)
Princess Jasmine – 茉莉公主 (Mò lì gong zhǔ)
Snow White – 白雪公主 (Bái xuě gong zhǔ)
Princess Ariel / the little mermaid – 爱丽儿公主 (Ài lì er gong zhǔ) / 小美人鱼 (Xiǎo měi rén yú)
Mulan – 花木兰 (Huā mù lán)
Belle – 贝儿 (Bèi er)
Pocahontas – 宝嘉康蒂 (Bǎo jiā kāng dì)
Princess Aurora – 爱洛公主 (Ài luò gong zhǔ)
Elsa – 艾莎 (Ài shā)
Anna – 安娜 (Ān nà)
Winnie the Pooh and Friends 小熊维尼和他的小伙伴们
The adorable Winnie the Pooh and his lovable gang of woodland creatures have been winning hearts over since their introduction in 1965. Today, "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" is one of the most popular rides at Hong Kong Disneyland.
Winnie the Pooh – 小熊维尼 (xiǎo xióng wéiní)
Tigger – 跳跳虎 (Tiào tiào hǔ)
Piglet – 小猪皮杰 (Xiǎo zhū pí jié)
Eeyore – 屹耳 (Yì ěr)
Rabbit – 瑞比 (Ruì bǐ)
The Lion King 狮子王
Released in 1994, the Lion King was one of the first Hollywood animated films that were imported for screening in China. 22 years later, the popularity of the Lion King still roars as high as ever, with a Mandarin version of a Lion King Broadway-style show premiering at the Shanghai Disney Resort opens in June.
Mufasa – 木法沙 (Mù fǎ shā)
Scar – 刀疤 (Dāo bā)
Simba – 辛巴 (Xīn bā)
Nala – 娜娜 (Nà nà)
Timon -丁满 (Dīng mǎn)
Pumbaa – 彭彭 (Péng péng)
The followings are some more of our favorite Disney characters and their Chinese names.
Lilo – 莉萝 (Lì luó)
Stitch – 史迪奇 (Shǐ dí qí)
Peter Pan – 彼得潘 (Bǐ dé pān)
Tinker Bell – 叮当小仙女 (Dīng dāng xiǎo xiān nǚ)
Buzz Lightyear – 巴斯光年 (Bā sī guāng nián)
Woody – 伍迪 – (Wǔ dí)
Tarzan – 泰山 (Tài shān)
Jane – 珍妮 (Zhēn nī)
Hercules – 海格力斯 (Hǎi gé lì sī)
Meg – 蜜儿 (Mì er)
Pegasus – 柏格斯 (Bǎi gé sī)
Esmeralda – 爱斯梅达 (Ài sī méi dá)
Quasimodo – 加西莫多 (Jiā xī mò duō)
Chip – 奇奇 (Qí qí)
Dale – 帝帝 (Dì dì)
Who is your favorite Disney character?
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