Category: chinese words

Very useful word, for instance when you need to say that you can’t come, because you are planning on participating at another activity.

我不能来,我有别的活动

/Wǒ bùnéng lái, wǒ yǒu bié de huódòng./

I CAN’T COME, I HAVE ANOTHER ACTIVITY.

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Wordplay:

我以前没有钱 /Wǒ yǐqián méiyǒu qián/

I DIDN’T HAVE MONEY BEFORE.

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One of my most favourite wordplays ever:

我的妹妹每天都很美 /Wǒ de mèimei měitiān dōu hěn měi/

MY YOUNGER SISTER IS BEAUTIFUL EVERY DAY.

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Quiz Time!

All of these words share the character 冰 /bīng/ ICE.

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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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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 🙂

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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Evolution of the word 天气 /tiānqì/ WEATHER

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You probably know that 礼物 /lǐwù/ is A PRESENT, A GIFT.

What you might not know is that 礼 /lǐ/ means A RITUAL and 物 /wù/ is AN OBJECT – so A PRESENT is in fact a RITUAL OBJECT.

That makes sense because the word comes from the times when gifts were something that only top state officials were giving to each other – family members and friends (especially in China) not that much.

More on RITUAL HERE

More on OBJECT HERE