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New cool video is here: useful words with 店 /d…

New cool video is here: useful words with 店 /diàn/ A SHOP

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What Meat Do You Want To Eat? / 你想吃什么肉

What Meat Do You Want To Eat? / 你想吃什么肉:

WHAT MEAT DO YOU WANT TO EAT?

Mandarin has been incredibly inspiring to me f…

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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要 and 想 both mean TO WANT, but not always – it…

要 and 想 both mean TO WANT, but not always – it depends on what we combine them with, so I made this post couple of years back to make it a little more clear.

要 /yào/ TO WANT (future indicator, SHOULD)

要 /yào/ TO WANT (future indicator, SHOULD)

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Simple word, easy to use.

Come to test yourself if you can translate simple example sentences – and don’t forget to listen to our short but useful podcast!

DAY 7!

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I think this video is quite good for 3 reasons…

I think this video is quite good for 3 reasons.

1. You will remember the words faster and with less effort because the sentences are based on sound similarities.

2. It shows you three sentence patterns in a beautiful animated way.

3. You will understand the words better, because each character is explained individually.

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After seeing this video you won’t forget…

After seeing this video you won’t forget how to say essential PHASES OF A DAY in Mandarin.

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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.

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.

The whole video on 上 and 下 / UP AND DOWN is HE…

The whole video on 上 and 下 / UP AND DOWN is HERE

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