China's Sorrow

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

So-called because of the devastating consequences when the Yellow River floods. Loess, or fine sand, blown into China, gathers on the bottom and causes the water level to rise. The people of this area were always building dikes in ancient times to contain the water.

Proper nounEdit

China's Sorrow

  1. (colloquial) The Yellow River.
Last modified on 18 June 2013, at 16:20