Category: caligraphy

VOCAB MONDAY

VOCAB MONDAY

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面 /miàn/ means A SURFACE but it can also mean A FACE or even A BREAD.

How is that possible?

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Primary meaning is A SURFACE or A FLATSIDE

It is a part of words like 上面 /shàngmian/ UPSTAIRS and 外面 /wàimian/ OUTSIDE…

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Faces of Chinese (Asian) people are usually flat, because their noses are quite small – so it shouldn’t surprise us that 面 /miàn/ can also mean A FACE as in 丢面 /diūmiàn/ TO LOOSE FACE (more on loosing face later).

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When people make NOODLES, they need to knead the dough on something FLAT, that’s why (I think) we find 面 /miàn/ also in the word 面条 /miàntiáo/ NOODLES, 炒面 /chǎomiàn/ FRIED NOODLES etc. 

Noodles are made of FLOUR 面粉 /miànfěn/ and BREAD is a FLOUR that we “packed” 面包 / miànbāo/.

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Finding inner logic of Chinese words is what I like the most about Mandarin.

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– COMPLEX VOCABULARY with 面 /miàn/

– DYNAMIC EXAMPLE SENTENCES with top-quality audio

– ORIGINAL ANIMATION WITH STROKE ORDER

ALL 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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Chineseffect is a web-app.

QUIZ TIME!

QUIZ TIME!

Which character is this?

What functions does it have?

Very basic, beginners level.

ANSWER HERE

VOCABULARY MONDAY:

VOCABULARY MONDAY:

Do you know why Chinese people like the number 8?

Because the pronunciation of 8 八 /bā/ is similar to 发 /fā/ SEND and is a very pro-active and therefor positive word (part of the word TO GET RICH btw).

发现 /fāxiàn/ TO FIND OUT

发生 /fāshēng/ TO HAPPEN

发财 /fācái/ TO GET RICH

发展 /fāzhǎn/ GROWTH

… these are just few examples.

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– MORE WORDS

– DYNAMIC EXAMPLE SENTENCES

– INTERACTIVE FLASHCARDS

– INTERACTIVE TEST

– all with TOP QUALITY AUDIO

HERE

(Interactive elements need a few seconds to load, thanx!)

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When you learn new words, learn them in CONNECTIONS – you will remember much more!

Mandarin is ideal for that.

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Chineseffect is Reinventing Mandarin for The Digital Age.

VOCABULARY MONDAY:

VOCABULARY MONDAY:

Do you know why Chinese people like the number 8?

Because the pronunciation of 8 八 /bā/ is similar to 发 /fā/ SEND and is a very pro-active and therefor positive word (part of the word TO GET RICH btw).

发现 /fāxiàn/ TO FIND OUT

发生 /fāshēng/ TO HAPPEN

发财 /fācái/ TO GET RICH

发展 /fāzhǎn/ GROWTH

… these are just few examples.

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– MORE WORDS

– DYNAMIC EXAMPLE SENTENCES

– INTERACTIVE FLASHCARDS

– INTERACTIVE TEST

– all with TOP QUALITY AUDIO

HERE

(Interactive elements need a few seconds to load, thanx!)

___ __ _

When you learn new words, learn them in CONNECTIONS – you will remember much more!

Mandarin is ideal for that.

___ __ _

Chineseffect is Reinventing Mandarin for The Digital Era.

Eu tava ouvindo @supercombo e me veio essa ide…

Eu tava ouvindo @supercombo e me veio essa ideia maluca: vamos nos desafiar a ter uma overdose de felicidade!!!!!!!!!!!!
Desafie a pessoa do comentário acima a fazer/falar/gritar/dançar algo para que a felicidade chegue pertinho (aquela sua dica infalível pra aliviar os dias pesadões, sabe? Ahh! Vale de tudo, desde que seja com boas energias e comentários do bem, ein?!). É bem simples e fácil você mudar o dia de alguém. Vamos mudar nossas vidas pra algo melhor, gente! Me ajudem nessa missão <3

#robertacruzz #desafio #supercombo #felicidade #flower #instaflower #instaflowers #parceria #great #greatday #caligraphy #caligrafia #handmade #handmandefont #tipography #tipo #handlettering #draw (em São Paulo, Brazil)

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

爱 /ài/ TO LOVE

爱 /ài/ TO LOVE

When you look at this animation from a distance, you will see…

When you look at this animation from a distance, you will see the character…

 /tǒng/  ORDER, SYSTEM, UNITE

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It is a part of words:

总统 /zǒngtǒng/ A PRESIDENT

系统 /xìtǒng/ A SYSTEM

传统 /chuántǒng/ A TRADITION (A SYSTEM that is being PASSED ON)

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I am working hard to make chineseffect an interconnected system and soon I will present something worth your attention.

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FM_yunfei

Exercise 2

Exercise 2