1. Chow mein are stir-fried noodles. Chow mein is the romanization of the Chinese characters 炒麵.2. Some English words are transcribed from the Chinese language. For example the word "chow mein" is transcribed from the Chinese characters 炒麵.
 romanization transcribeChow mein is the romanization of the Chinese characters 炒麵 = Chow mein 是取「炒麵」的諧音transcribe 指以諧音用本國文字寫出外國文字的詞彙。
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