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Learning should always be an inspiring and spi…

Learning should always be an inspiring and spirit-elevating activity, not something that you have to force yourself to do.

Therefor learning materials should be something that you are looking forward to – and not just something that you use because there isn’t anything better.

“Good enough” isn’t good enough.

We live in 21st Century and that means that learning materials should finally take full advantage of technical and creative possibilities that are available to us now.

Here is my vision of how it can look.

Chineseffect proudly presents: Phases of a day.

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Primary meaning of 经 /jīng/ is A CANON (that i…

Primary meaning of 经 /jīng/ is A CANON (that is the official text or a sum of official texts of a particular culture).

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When something has ALREADY happened, we can find a mention of it in A CANON. 

So it shouldn’t surprise us that we find the character 经 /jīng/ in the word ALREADY.

When we have ALREADY been through something, we have THE EXPERIENCE.

We also find 经 /jīng/ in the words ECONOMY, DIRECTOR and OFTEN.

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You will find all these words in practical and beautiful form of interactive flashcards, along with Chineseffect Dynamic Sentences HERE.

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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– Interactive Flashcards

– Dynamic Sentences 

– TOP Quality Audio

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