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  1. Sprite (soft drink)
    I want to drink Sprite (I'll have a Sprite).

Why is Sprite called 雪碧 in Chinese?

Brands, when introducing their products into China, usually want to have a Chinese name for their products, one that will be both easy to remember and be evocative for the Chinese. A metaphoric translation of the product's name is often picked, as is the case here with 雪碧, which was chosen as the Chinese name for Sprite.

The character on its own means snow, and blue, green jade. They were chosen to imply that the soft drink Sprite is like snow and blue jade, i.e. cold and sparkling.

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