The Mandarin Chinese word for “Thing”, “Stuff” is 东西 – Dōng xī.
Dōng xī ~ Dōng xi
东 Dōng — East
西 Xī – West
“things” are between the East and West
Here are some examples of how to use this word:
- 这是我的东西 Zhè shì wǒ de dōngxi – this is my stuff
- 这是什么东西? Zhè shì shénme dōngxi? – what (thing) is this?
- 你要吃一点东西吗？Nǐ yào chī yīdiǎn dōngxi ma? – do you want to eat a little something?