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Guys, this is IRONY! :)

Guys, this is IRONY! 🙂

The current trend in which Chinese Communist Party is taking China to the digital totalitarian dystopia, where every step of every citizen is monitored and evaluated, is making me feel very 心里不安 /xīnli bù ān/ (UNEASY/UNPEACEFUL IN HEART).

Unfortunately it seems to be the global trend.

Even the regimes in the countries that used to be the symbols of liberty are becoming less and less democratic and more and more openly serve the biggest corporations rather than its people.

We need to rediscover the value of discussion and of truly independent media. We also need to see the brutally damaging effect that corporations such as Facebook, Google and Amazon have on public opinion.

For instance facebook delivers content in order to keep you longer on their site, see more adds and click on more adds. How do they do that? Simply by delivering the content that you want to see or that will make you feel happy or outraged.

Informations that don’t support your point of view basically aren’t allowed to get on your timeline, because it is always uncomfortable to be confronted with something that is mentally challenging. Some people don’t handle it too well and that is risky for the corporation that wants to sell adds.

This (combined with the fear that people feel from the economic changes delivered by technology) is causing that the whole nations are getting more and more radical, because we are loosing our ability to be aware that there are always more angles to look at one problem.

And that is always the beginning of a big trouble.

Challenging times ahead of us, let the Force be with us!

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Anyway, the sound similarity of the words 当然 /dāngrán/ OF COURSE and 党 /dǎng/ PARTY (in Chinese context Communist Party, because there is no other party) inspired me to this wordplay. 🙂

Take care!

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chineseffect.com   wordplay

才 /cái/ has several important meanings.

才 /cái/ has several important meanings.

Often we use it in the sense ONLY THEN, NOT UNTIL.

Basically the purpose of this word is to indicate that something is taking place LATER than we would wish, or ONLY AFTER fulfilling a certain condition. As in:

我晚上十点才有时间。/Wǒ wǎnshang shídiǎn cái yǒu shíjiān./ 

    I DON’T HAVE TIME TILL 10pm.

我们完成这个任务,才可以回家。/Wǒmen wánchéng zhège rènwù, cái kěyǐ huí jiā./ 

    WE CAN RETURN HOME ONLY AFTER FINISHING THIS TASK.

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才 is also part of words that have something to do with TALENTS, ABILITIES…

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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CHINESEFFECT is on it’s way to become an integrated Chinese-learning tool.

TELLING TIME & ASKING FOR TIME in Mandarin

TELLING TIME & ASKING FOR TIME in Mandarin

Full version on web HERE 

Full version on Youtube HERE

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Guys, I gotta tell you that I’m really d…

Guys, I gotta tell you that I’m really deeply disgusted with what Tumblr is turning into – not necessarily because I would need to watch porn here, but because I like to be a part of an environment where people are treated as adults with their own free will.  

And it is such a shame because technologically it is such an amazing platform (and philosophically it used to be as well).

That means that you will very probably be seeing Chineseffect posts less frequently than before.

But – let’s be positive!

We just recently redefined the chineseffect.com homepage – that means that every time you come, you will find a new content – all types of engaging content actually.

So if you are serious about your Mandarin progress, I recommend that you make visits to our homepage a part of your everyday routine – because from the homepage you can organically dive into a wide universe of studying materials.

Let’s hope that this stupid – stupid – stupid – move of the new Tumblr owners who obviously don’t understand this community at all will inspire some developers to catch this opportunity and create something similar and even better.

 微机室机会 /wēijī shì jīhuì/ A CRISIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY.

FM_yunfei

3 GROUND PRINCIPLES WHEN USING 一点 A LITTLE

3 GROUND PRINCIPLES WHEN USING 一点 A LITTLE

1. We place it before the noun

2. When we talk about quality (THIS IS A BIT EXPENSIVE), we place it before the quality – and we mustn’t forget to add 有 /yǒu/

3. When we say things like COULD YOU MAKE IT A LITTLE CHEAPER, COULD WE START A BIT LATER, in other words when there is comparing, we apply the comparing rule first to compare and then to specify the amount/difference, that means that  一点 comes after the quality if the quality is in a comparing form.

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More on the character 点 HERE

– Cool animations and videos

– Rich vocabulary in a form of Interactive Flashcards

– Dynamic Example Sentences 

HERE

走 /zǒu/ TO LEAVE, TO WALK

走 /zǒu/ TO LEAVE, TO WALK

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我走了。/Wǒ zǒu le/ I’M LEAVING.

慢走!/Màn zǒu/ WALK SLOWLY (CAREFULLY)! – this is what a host can say to a leaving guest.

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Want to learn more phrases like this?

As a matter of fact, there is a section for that! 🙂 Chineseffect > Materials Phrases > Hello etc.

You can just click HERE

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Want to see all essential motion verbs in one place?

There is a section for that as well! Chineseffect > Materials Vocabulary > Essential verbs > Motion verbs

Or you can just click HERE

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