Category: hanyu

2 FUNCTIONS OF THE WORD 在 /zài/

2 FUNCTIONS OF THE WORD 在 /zài/

1) it means TO BE SOMEWHERE (and of course it can be used just as a preposition)

2) it is a short version of 现在 /xiànzài/ NOW

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Also notice the sound similarity of words /hái/ 还 STILL and /hǎi/ 海 THE SEA (part of SHANGHAI)

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This is a revision of an older animation, now it is easier to read.

QUIZ and VIDEO TIME!

QUIZ and VIDEO TIME!

Hi guys, I’m back from hospital, the shoulder hurts as hell but that can’t stop me from providing you with the new content. 🙂

I like this sentence a lot because you can see two important functions of one useful character here.

As you know, answers to these quizzes are usually original videos – and here is no exception. Cool video ANSWER HERE

Btw. the web hasn’t returned from the dead yet but don’t worry, all the data are safe, just the transition to another – more reliable provider – takes some time.

ANSWER in a form of a cool video HERE

ANSWER in a form of a cool video HERE

Learning should always be an inspiring and spi…

Learning should always be an inspiring and spirit-elevating activity, not something that you have to force yourself to do.

Therefor learning materials should be something that you are looking forward to – and not just something that you use because there isn’t anything better.

“Good enough” isn’t good enough.

We live in 21st Century and that means that learning materials should finally take full advantage of technical and creative possibilities that are available to us now.

Here is my vision of how it can look.

Chineseffect proudly presents: Phases of a day.

More videos HERE

Video time!

Video time!

Animated video phrases with top quality sound:

CAN WE GO TOGETHER?

WE CAN GO TOGETHER.

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Chineseffect brings you modern learning experience.

Finally learning materials for the 21st century.

When we want to do something TOGETHER with som…

When we want to do something TOGETHER with someone else, we need to RISE (from the table for instance) in ONE (the same) moment, so 一起 makes perfect sense.

When we say SORRY, we are actually saying that we won’t RISE AGAINST the other person.

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Interactive flashcards

Interactive test

Dynamic Example Sentences

Animations and videos 

– all dedicated to vocabulary with 起 

HERE

chineseffect: 多少 /duōshao/ HOW MUCH, HOW MANY …

chineseffect:

多少 /duōshao/ HOW MUCH, HOW MANY

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Many words in Mandarin are created either by combining synonyms or by combining antonyms. This is the second case.

We think the etymology of this word goes something like this:

People were asking for instance – ARE THERE MANY PEOPLE? or ARE THERE FEW PEOPLE? – so in fact HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE THERE?

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Practice using 多少 /duōshao/ on practical example sentences! 

See it in English – Try to translate it – Click on it to see and hear it in Mandarin!

>HERE<

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Other question words with dynamic example sentences >HERE<

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Chineseffect is a web-app!

This video makes no sense without a sound :)

This video makes no sense without a sound 🙂

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气 /qì/ is a PRIMARY SUBSTANCE, (primal) ENERGY

According to Chinese philosophy 气 /qì/ is the essential substance of all existence.

We find it in words like THE WEATHER, THE AIR, TO BE ANGRY etc.

More HERE

Time for some summer memories&hellip;

Time for some summer memories…

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风景十分美丽 /Fēngjǐng shífēn měilì/ SCENERY IS EXTREMELY BEAUTIFUL

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风景/fēngjǐng/ A SCENERY

风/fēng/ A WIND

十分 /shífēn/ EXTREMELY, TOTALLY – lit. 10 POINTS (10 points out of 10 points, that is a complete, total part)

Video time! (Don’t forget to play the sound)

Video time! (Don’t forget to play the sound)

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今天天气很好。 /Jīntiān tiānqì hěn hǎo/ 

   THE WEATHER IS VERY GOOD TODAY.

我们出去吧! /Wǒmen chūqù ba/ 

   LET’S GO OUT!

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Vocabulary and sentences on BASIC WEATHER HERE 

Vocabulary and sentences on TEMPERATURE HERE