Category: chinese characters

Chinese Characters – should we gain PASSIVE or ACTIVE skill?

We all sure love Chinese characters.
But Is it really necessary to learn to write them in the digital age? 

Wouldn’t it be better to save the energy, time and brain capacity to something a little bit more useful? 

This podcast is all about my perspective that I gained as a teacher of Chinese with over 14 years of teaching experience.

Chineseffect is on YouTube and Instagram

Force 力 is causing the Cloud 云 TO MOVE 动

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别动! /bié dòng/ DON’T MOVE!

动物 /dòngwù/ ANIMAL

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下次再来 /xià cì zài lái/

COME AGAIN NEXT TIME

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WORDPLAY – notice the sound similarities

我的哥哥常常唱歌 /wǒde gēge chángcháng chànggē/

MY OLDER BROTHER OFTEN SINGS

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Wordplay:

王经理已经在北京 /Wáng jīnglǐ yǐjīng zài Běijīng/

THE DIRECTOR WANG IS ALREADY IN BEIJING.

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APP REVIEW – Writer:

I was just doing research on apps that teach Chinese.

Some of them are pretty cool.

This one teaches you the principles of writing characters in a fun way.

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Don´t forget to check out my INSTAGRAM – it is very alive 🙂

我喜欢听音乐 /Wǒ xǐhuan tīng yīnyuè/ I LIKE TO LISTEN TO MUSIC.

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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

住  /zhù/ TO LIVE (somewhere), also indicates a state of firmness, steadiness etc.

你住在哪里? /Nǐ zhù zài nǎli?/ WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

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记住 /jìzhu/ TO REMEMBER (to keep something in mind)

我没记住他住在哪里。/Wǒ méi jìzhu tā zhù zài nǎli./ I HAVEN’T KEPT IN MIND WHERE HE LIVES.

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Animation will soon appear on the INSTAGRAM account (the link is fixed and the content there is amazing!)

Mandarin has been incredibly inspiring to me for over 15 years now.

It has been enriching my life.

This picture is one of those where I want to capture my gratitude.

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Can you find the word 生活 /shēnghuó/ inside the picture?

And can you find the English word LIFE?

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