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你好! /Nǐ hǎo!/ HELLO (lit. YOU GOOD!)

你好! /Nǐ hǎo!/ HELLO (lit. YOU GOOD!)

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HELLO – WELCOME – GOOD MORNING – GOOD NIGHT – BYE – BE SAFE and other phrases like that are HERE.

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This animation is a part of DAY 2.

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VOCABULARY MONDAY

VOCABULARY MONDAY

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生 /shēng/ BIRTH, PRODUCTION, LIFE

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In which words do we find this character?

TO BE BORN – TO GIVE BIRTH – BIRTHDAY – LIFE – TO PRODUCE – TO HAPPEN – BUSINESS – GET ANGRY – GET ILL

But also: MISTER – STUDENT – DOCTOR

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– Dynamic Sentences 

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All HERE!

Your friend proposed: LET’S GO OUT TO EAT SOME…

Your friend proposed: LET’S GO OUT TO EAT SOMETHING!
What do you say?

How about: 行 /xíng/ OK!
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行 /xíng/ means TO GO, but it is used in an abstract sense, that something IS POSSIBLE (that it GOES through)

We find it in useful words:

行李 /xínglí/ A SUITCASE – by the way, can you believe that there is a special page dedicated to LUGGAGE HERE? 🙂

旅行 /lǚxíng/ TO TRAVEL

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The character 行 has another reading (sometimes that happens, but it is quite rare). 

The reading is /háng/ and we find it in the word 银行 /yínháng/ A BANK.

By the way, there is a page dedicated to BANK – HERE.

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When you add 2x 土 /tǔ/ GROUND to the character 行, you get 街 /jiē/ A STREET.

多少 /duōshǎo/ HOW MUCH, HOW MANY

多少 /duōshǎo/ HOW MUCH, HOW MANY

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Many words in Mandarin are created either by combining synonyms or by combining antonyms. This is the second case.

We think the etymology of this word goes something like this:

People were asking for instance – ARE THERE MANY PEOPLE? or ARE THERE FEW PEOPLE? – so in fact HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE THERE?

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Practice using 多少 /duōshǎo/ on practical example sentences! 

See it in English – Try to translate it – Click on it to see and hear it in Mandarin!

>HERE<

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Other question words with dynamic example sentences >HERE<

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I WANT TO GO TO SWIM

I WANT TO GO TO SWIM:

VIDEO TIME!

我想去游泳 /Wǒ xiǎng qù yóuyǒng/ I WANT TO GO TO SWIM

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Animation and sounds: FM_yunfei

乐 /lè/ pleasure

乐 /lè/ pleasure

乐 /yuè/ music

One of the main characteristics of HAPPINESS 乐 <lè> is that it comes spontaneously and it fades the very moment we try to catch it.

In this animation I tried to capture the elusiveness and yet the permament possible presence of HAPPINESS.

乐 has another reading /yuè/
In this reading the meaning is MUSIC. In Chinese tradition MUSIC and HAPPINESS are closely connected.

Some useful words:
快乐 /kuàilè/ HAPPY (happy new year!)
乐观 /lèguān/ OPTIMISTIC (happy-view)
俱乐部 /jùlèbù/ CLUB

音乐 /yīnyuè/ MUSIC
乐队 /yuèduì/ BAND

注意 /zhùyì/ TO PAY ATTENTION

注意 /zhùyì/ TO PAY ATTENTION

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注 /zhù/ means TO POUR SOMETHING IN ONE DIRECTION

意 /yì/ can be translated as MENTAL ENERGY

That means that 注意 /zhùyì/ is TO POUR THE MENTAL ENERGY IN ONE DIRECTION

星 STAR

星 STAR:

Find out what do the words STAR – WEEK – MONDAY have in common…

Make sure to put your earphones on, if you want to experience the universe fully.

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I find it strange that so few people are engaging in connecting language and fine arts, because language is EVERYTHING. That’s why teaching materials can and SHOULD be FUN and BEAUTIFUL.

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FM_yunfei

This is a part of a short movie that I need to accompany with…

This is a part of a short movie that I need to accompany with sound effects before I show it to you.

So for now just a gif animation…

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TO SWIM: 游泳

The character  游 is also part of other useful words:
旅游 TO TRAVEL
游戏 A GAME

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FM_yunfei

The concepts 上 and 下 in one place.

The concepts 上 and 下 in one place.