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山很高 /Shān hěn gāo/ THE MOUNTAIN IS HIGH

山很高 /Shān hěn gāo/ THE MOUNTAIN IS HIGH

海很深 /Hǎi hěn shēn/ THE SEA IS DEEP

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Describing that something is HIGH or DEEP is speaking of quality.

When we speak of quality, we connect “verbs of quality” with /hěn/.

Why?

Without it we would be saying that THE MOUNTAIN IS HIGHER and THE SEA IS DEEPER.

This rule applies to positive notification sentences.

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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 test

Dynamic Example Sentences

Animations and videos 

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THOUGHTS SHAPE REALITY____ ___ __ _We have bee…

思想塑造出现实

Sīxiǎng sùzào chū xiànshí

THOUGHTS SHAPE REALITY

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We have been raised in a materialistic culture.
We believe that mind is a result of our biological parts and processes.
We think of ourselves in terms of software and hardware, just as if we were machines.

Maybe there is a reason why we are so massively brainwashed with this materialistic ideology.

People who know what they can accomplish when they gradually learn how to make their dreams come true are much more self-confident and they usually don’t end up as someone else’s slaves.

Our thoughts co-shape the world around us. We are the co-creators of our lives.

Our dying world needs massive awakening of fine and decent people, who won’t forget that power has a straight connection to responsibility.

It is up to you!

VOCAB MONDAY___ __ _去 /qù/ TO GO//we add the r…

VOCAB MONDAY

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去 /qù/ TO GO

//we add the radical WATER 氵and get another character:

法 /fǎ/ a METHOD, a LAW

// part of words:

办法 /bànfǎ/ a METHOD


看法 /kànfǎ/ an OPINION (way of looking at things)


想法 /xiǎngfǎ/ an OPINION (way of thinking of things)


说法 /shuōfǎ/ WAY OF SAYING THINGS


做法 /zuòfǎ/ WAY OF DOING THINGS

法律 /fǎlǜ/ the LAW


语法 /yǔfǎ/ the GRAMMAR

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Interative flashcards and dynamic example sentences on 法 /fǎ/ METHOD HERE

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LIST OF OPPOSITE ADJECTIVES

LIST OF OPPOSITE ADJECTIVES

(CLICK ON ENGLISH to get further)

SMALL vs. BIG 〔 大 vs. 小 〕/dà/ vs. /xiǎo/

CLOSE vs. FAR 〔 近 vs. 远 〕/jìn/ vs. /yuǎn/

CHEAP vs. EXPENSIVE 〔 便宜 vs. 贵 〕/piányi/ vs. /guì/

SLOW vs. FAST 〔 慢 vs. 快 〕/màn/ vs. /kuài/

EARLY vs. LATE 〔 早 vs. 晚 〕/zǎo/ vs. /wǎn/

NEW vs. OLD 〔 新 vs. 旧 〕/xīn/ vs. /jiù/

CLEVER vs. STUPID 〔 聪明 vs. 笨 〕 /cōngming/ vs. /bèn/

LONG vs. SHORT 〔 长 vs. 短 〕/cháng/ vs. /duǎn/

OLD vs. YOUNG 〔 老 vs. 年轻 〕/lǎo/ vs. /niánqīng/

LIGHT vs. HEAVY 〔 轻 vs. 重 〕/qīng/ vs. /zhòng/

EASY vs. DIFFICULT 〔 容易 vs. 难 〕/róngyì/ vs. /nán/

SIMPLE vs. COMPLICATED 〔 简单 vs. 复杂 〕/jiǎndān/ vs. /fùzá/

FRESH vs. ROTTEN 〔 新鲜 vs. 坏 〕/xīnxiān/ vs. /huài/

HIGH vs. LOW 〔 高 vs. 低 / 矮 〕/gāo/ vs. /dī/ or /ǎi/

SLIM vs. FAT 〔 瘦 vs. 胖 〕/shòu/ vs. /pàng/

SAFE vs. DANGEROUS 〔 安全 vs. 危险 〕/ānquán/ vs. /wēixiǎn/

CALM vs. NOISY 〔 安静 vs. 闹 〕/ānjìng/ vs. /nào/

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For complete list CLICK HERE

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List is gradually growing – just as the whole web-app!

Notice the sound similarities, especially betw…

Notice the sound similarities, especially between the words 伤害 /shānghài/ TO INJURE and 上海 /Shànghǎi/ SHANGHAI.

//Making connections and associations makes your learning much more efficient!

//Ocean of sentences based on sound similarities >HERE<

WEDNESDAY. CHINESE GRAMMAR WITH EASE AND STYLE…

WEDNESDAY. CHINESE GRAMMAR WITH EASE AND STYLE.

得 /de/

We use 得 /de/ to connect a verb and a quality – in sentences like HE WORKS FAST, SHE SPEAKS CHINESE WELL etc.

Construction looks like this: SUBJECT – VERB – DE – QUALITY.

他 工作 得 很 快。

/Tā gōngzuò de hěn kuài/ 

HE WORKS FAST. (He – to work – de – fast.)

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When the verb is followed by an object, the construction looks like this:

SUBJECT – VERB – OBJECT – VERB again – DE – QUALITY.

她 说 汉语 说 很 好。

/Tā shuō hànyǔ shuō de hěn hǎo./

SHE SPEAKS CHINESE WELL.

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Dynamic examples with TOP QUALITY AUDIO HERE 

QUIZ TIME!

QUIZ TIME!

We use this character to say YES RIGH I AGREE.

We also use it as a preposition to say for instance THIS IS TOO EXPENSIVE FOR ME.

Which character is this?

ANSWER HERE

ANSWER HERE

ANSWER HERE

If you want to be able to actually speak, ther…

If you want to be able to actually speak, there is no way around it – you need to APPROACH the language ACTIVELY.

Forming sentences on your own is very different from passive reading and listening.

When you form your sentences, you obviously need a relevant feedback – either from your friend or a tutor.

You can also use our dynamic interactive sentences – for instance HERE, on the day 7 of our DAY BY DAY learning program.

Sentences are in English, so that you can try to translate them.

After you translated the sentence you CLICK on it to hear AUDIO and see the MANDARIN VERSION.

After you tried it on your own, the correct version of the sentence is much more likely to stay in your memory – especially if you give it some extra time to memorise it and review within 24 hours.

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