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More words (WHOLE DAY, EVERY DAY, HALF A DAY e…

More words (WHOLE DAY, EVERY DAY, HALF A DAY etc.) HERE

WEATHER is HERE

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我买茶。/Wǒ mǎi chá./ I BUY TEA.

我买茶。/Wǒ mǎi chá./ I BUY TEA.

我买了茶。/Wǒ mǎi le chá./ I (HAVE) BOUGHT TEA.

We use 了 to indicate that a particular action is finished.

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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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CAN WE GO TOGETHER?

WE CAN GO TOGETHER.

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GRAMMAR WEDNESDAY – preposition 对 /duì/

GRAMMAR WEDNESDAY – preposition 对 /duì/

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The primary meaning of 对 /duì/ is OPPOSITE – in the sense THE OPPOSITE SIDE, or even TO OPPOSE something.

If you are often with Chinese people, you often hear this 对 /duì/ in the meaning YES, THAT’S RIGHT.

It sounds illogical, but there is a reason for that.

Imagine that you put two things that are opposite each other close to each other so that they are actually touching – and you find that they FIT just RIGHT. The fact of fitting is 对 /duì/.

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Anyway, today is time for grammar, so we will look into another function of this word.

对 /duì/ is a very important preposition.

When you want to say that something is too expensive FOR you or that smoking isn’t good FOR health, you use 对 /duì/.

对 /duì/ if FOR – but not in the sense that we have bought something for someone, but in the situations when we are describing attitude TO something or influence of one thing TO another.

Basically we take a phenomenon and put it OPPOSITE us (or someone or something else), we CONFRONT ourselves with it and say what the result of that confrontation is.

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Interactive list of all basic prepositions HERE

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Words TIME and A TOILET have one character in …

Words TIME and A TOILET have one character in common.

Which one?

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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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没有现金的世界十分可怕!

没有现金的世界十分可怕!

/Méiyǒu xiànjīn de shìjiè shífēn kěpà!/

WORLD WITHOUT CASH IS EXTREMELY SCARY!

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现金 /xiànjīn/ CASH is lit. MANIFESTED 现 GOLD 金

十分 /shífēn/ EXTREMELY is lit. 10 POINTS – meant 10 POINTS out of 10 POINTS

可怕 /kěpà/ SCARY is a combination of 可以 /kěyǐ/ TO BE ABLE TO and 怕 /pà/ TO FEAR

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China is on the way to make EVERYONE pay by phone ALL THE TIME for EVERYTHING – even for giving a small change to beggars. 

I’m worried that China will eventually make paying by cash impossible in some time – because this will give the system new enormous power. 

Imagine that you oppose the system. – What does the system do? – It closes your accounts, so you can’t buy even noodles in the street.

I’m also worried that the governments of other countries (especially EU) will try to do the same thing eventually and there won’t be enough people to oppose it, because – after all – paying by cell phone (or by watch) is so convenient.

And YES, it is convenient.

BUT – digital means TRACKABLE.

You might say that when you don’t buy drugs or other illegal stuff, you don’t need to worry.

But that is just one angle how to look at this. 

In my opinion, this isn’t about buying or not buying illegal stuff. This is about PRIVACY. 

No central authority should ever have the right to know what and when we buy and how we live.

This is why CASH IS AND WILL BE SO IMPORTANT.

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Useful vocabulary and sentences related to paying in China – all in interactive form >HERE<

Using 的 /de/ – creating name attributes (WORLD WITHOUT CASH) >HERE<

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