Category: caligraphy

This is just a simple design of the character …

This is just a simple design of the character 谢 /xiè/ TO THANK that we find in the word 谢谢 /xièxie/ THANK YOU.

If you want to see it as an animation, click HERE

Pretty self explanatory I think :)

Pretty self explanatory I think 🙂

Just one thing – when words are written in lower case, it means that they don’t represent a proper word – for instance 日 /rì/ is a component “sun”, “SUN” – as a proper word – is 太阳 /tàiyáng/.

刀 /dāo/ KNIFE can be both, it can be a component like here but it can be used as an independent word as well – and because it can be used as an independent word, it is “A KNIFE”, not “a knife”.

It is a small detail, but it will make your life easier as you will encounter post like this one more often. 

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Interactive vocabulary and interactive audio sentences HERE

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Pretty self explanatory I think :)

Pretty self explanatory I think 🙂

Just one thing – when words are written in lower case, it means that they don’t represent a proper word – for instance 日 /rì/ is a component “sun”, “SUN” – as a proper word – is 太阳 /tàiyáng/.

刀 /dāo/ KNIFE can be both, it can be a component like here but it can be used as an independent word as well – and because it can be used as an independent word, it is “A KNIFE”, not “a knife”.

It is a small detail, but it will make your life easier as you will encounter post like this one more often. 

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Interactive vocabulary and interactive audio sentences HERE

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Hi guys, I’m working on videos like this to make chineseffect.com even more captivating. This is the first one from the PREPOSITIONS SERIES.

One of the basic prepositions is 跟 /gēn/ WITH.

Check it out along with useful and beautiful example sentences!

Dynamic Interactive Example Sentences HERE.

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Take some time to see the character…

Take some time to see the character…

统 /tǒng/  order; system; unite

Part of words:

系统 /xìtǒng/ SYSTEM (as in operating or politic system)

传统 /chuántǒng/ A TRADITION (a tradition is a SYSTEM that generations PASS 传 /chuán/ one to another)

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GRAMMAR WEDNESDAY – preposition 对 /duì/

GRAMMAR WEDNESDAY – preposition 对 /duì/

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The primary meaning of 对 /duì/ is OPPOSITE – in the sense THE OPPOSITE SIDE, or even TO OPPOSE something.

If you are often with Chinese people, you often hear this 对 /duì/ in the meaning YES, THAT’S RIGHT.

It sounds illogical, but there is a reason for that.

Imagine that you put two things that are opposite each other close to each other so that they are actually touching – and you find that they FIT just RIGHT. The fact of fitting is 对 /duì/.

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Anyway, today is time for grammar, so we will look into another function of this word.

对 /duì/ is a very important preposition.

When you want to say that something is too expensive FOR you or that smoking isn’t good FOR health, you use 对 /duì/.

对 /duì/ if FOR – but not in the sense that we have bought something for someone, but in the situations when we are describing attitude TO something or influence of one thing TO another.

Basically we take a phenomenon and put it OPPOSITE us (or someone or something else), we CONFRONT ourselves with it and say what the result of that confrontation is.

EXAMPLES with English, Chinese characters, Pinyin and TOP quality audio – all in modern progressive and original form HERE

Interactive list of all basic prepositions HERE

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关 /guān/ means TO CLOSE, but it is also part o…

关 /guān/ means TO CLOSE, but it is also part of the word A RELATIONSHIP 关系 /guānxi/.

When I showed this animation to my grandmother – very talented and in some areas quite well known sculptress and painter (her name is Otilie Suterova) – she said that it is extremely exciting how the character actually looks like a relationship.
And she send me her version of the character the very same day.

I’m happy to present it here because she has had a very big influence on me, I respect her a lot and it’s a pleasure to show her work to you.

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There is a special site dedicated to 关系 HERE – you will find all possible ways how to use it there.

The character 意 /yì/ consists of 音 /yīn/ sound…

The character 意 /yì/ consists of 音 /yīn/ sound and 心 /xīn/ heart.

We are looking at the “sound of the heart”.

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Chinese thinking doesn’t see mindand heart-emotionsas two divided phenomenons.

They are connected and both are located in our heart.

Mind produces THOUGHTS and IDEAS. 

It has its EXPECTATIONS and when we meet our EXPECTATIONS, we are SATISFIED

When we SHARE IDEAS with someone else, we AGREE.

Our mind (conscious) interprets the world around us and gives it MEANING and SENSE.

In order to work properly, we have to be able to address our ATTENTION.

If we want to succeed in BUSINESS we need to come up with new IDEAS.

We find 意 /yì/ in all these words…

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– Chineseffect Dynamic Sentences

– Cool Animation with Stroke Order

ALL HERE!

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同事办事 /tóngshì bàn shì/ COLLEAGUE IS HANDLING A…

同事办事 /tóngshì bàn shì/ COLLEAGUE IS HANDLING AFFAIRS

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COLLEAGUE is someone who has COMMON 同 /tóng/ AFFAIRS 事 /shì/

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同 /tóng/ COMMON – HERE

办 /bàn/ TO HANDLE – HERE

事 /shì/ AFFAIR

同事办事 /tóngshì bàn shì/ COLLEAGUE IS HANDLING A…

同事办事 /tóngshì bàn shì/ COLLEAGUE IS HANDLING AFFAIRS

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COLLEAGUE is someone who has COMMON 同 /tóng/ AFFAIRS 事 /shì/ 

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同 /tóng/ COMMON – HERE

办 /bàn/ TO HANDLE – HERE

事 /shì/ AFFAIR