Category: langlr

ANSWER WITH ANIMATION HERE

ANSWER WITH ANIMATION HERE

Last Thursday I forgot to post a podcast – sor…

Last Thursday I forgot to post a podcast – sorry for that.

Today I won’t make the same mistake 🙂

You know the word 名字 /míngzi/ A NAME – knowing that it will be very easy for you to create (or at least remember) the word FAMOUS.

How is that possible? You will find out in this podcast.

Part of DAY 20

Have fun!

Source: chineseffect on Soundcloud

~ PODCAST THURSDAY ~

~ PODCAST THURSDAY ~

In Mandarin there are two question words that ask HOW MUCH/HOW MANY – 几 /jǐ/ and 多少 /duōshǎo/.

If you want to know what is the difference between them and how to use them, listen to this top-quality audio podcast.

This podcast (along with much more multimedia content) is a part of DAY 19 of our original DAY BY DAY learning program.

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Chineseffect is a web-app!

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Source chineseffect on Soundcloud

你好! /Nǐ hǎo!/ HELLO (lit. YOU GOOD!)

你好! /Nǐ hǎo!/ HELLO (lit. YOU GOOD!)

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HELLO – WELCOME – GOOD MORNING – GOOD NIGHT – BYE – BE SAFE and other phrases like that are HERE.

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This animation is a part of DAY 2.

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Chineseffect is a web-app.

Compare these two sentences:

Compare these two sentences:

1. 他想去中国。/Tā xiǎng qù Zhōngguó./ 

HE WANTS TO GO TO CHINA.

and

2. 想去中国的人很多/Xiǎng qù Zhōngguó de rén hěnduō./ 

THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO WANT TO GO TO CHINA. (To want to go to China de people to be many.)

In Chinese the position of the name attribute (WANT TO GO TO CHINA) is in front of the noun (PEOPLE) and we stick the name attribute to the noun using 的 /de/, which (in the sentence above) plays the same role as the word WHO.

MORE EXPLANATION AND EXAMPLES >HERE<

Mandarin opens endless possibilities for wordplay.Here I played…

Mandarin opens endless possibilities for wordplay.

Here I played with the phonetic 占 /zhàn/

Notice, that the character 站 /zhàn/ means both TO STAND and A STATION.

It is quite logical because what do we usually do on a station when there are no free seats?