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Video time!

Video time!

Animated video phrases with top quality sound:

CAN WE GO TOGETHER?

WE CAN GO TOGETHER.

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ANSWER HERE

ANSWER HERE

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

ANSWER HERE

ANSWER HERE

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!

WEDNESDAY – GRAMMAR TIME!

WEDNESDAY – GRAMMAR TIME!

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The character 过 has two readings and 2 completely different functions.

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In the reading /guò/ it means TO CROSS, TO PASS – as in 过马路 /guò mǎlù/ TO CROSS THE ROAD

Interactive list of motion verbs HERE (click on everything that is clickable)

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In the reading /guo/ it is a grammar word that we put right after the verb to indicate that we have the experience of doing something.

Like 我去过中国 /Wǒ qù guo Zhōngguó/ I HAVE BEEN TO CHINA.

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– Dynamic Example Sentences

– Top Quality Audio

ALL HERE

So I went to a cinema yesterday and I have a s…

So I went to a cinema yesterday and I have a sincere movie recommendation to make.

If you like technology and action, this film is a must see!

(And no, it has nothing to do with China or Chinese 🙂

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Combine 升 /shēng/ TO MOVE sth. or somebody UP and 级 /jí/ A GRADE and you get UPGRADE

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级 /jí/ is a part of the word 高级 /gāojí/ TOP QUALITY (top rank) which you will see combined with different products.

When you are in the first grade at school, you are 一年级 /yīniánjí/

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Have fun with movies and Mandarin!

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<

~ PODCAST THURSDAY ~

~ PODCAST THURSDAY ~

In this podcast we will go through two phrases that ask for a name. 

We will analyze them word by word and you will have a chance to form your own sentences.

For rich and interactive content, that will make your experience much more interesting, visit DAY 20.

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WEDNESDAY. Time for CHINESE GRAMMAR with ease …

WEDNESDAY. Time for CHINESE GRAMMAR with ease and style.

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Comparing in Mandarin – 3 simple rules.

1. To compare two things, we use the construction OBJECT A — 比 /bǐ/ — OBJECT B. 比 /bǐ/ is a comparing preposition.

2. Use the “adjective-verb” (大 (to be) BIG, 贵 (to be) EXPENSIVE, 小 (to be) SMALL, etc.) without 很 /hěn/ – not using 很 /hěn/ shifts “adjective-verb” to comparing form.

3. If you want to specify the difference (THIS IS 10 TIMES MORE EXPENSIVE…), put it always after the “adjective-verb”.

Simple, right?

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All possible forms of comparing in Mandarin (along with engaging interactive animated features and other dynamic content) are >HERE<

More examples on using 比 /bǐ/ – along with many different dynamic features >HERE<

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