Category: learn languages

HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE GREAT WALL?

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There are things I can’t do here because there is no slide option here, so my Instagram is currently much more fun than Tumblr.

Live the Language!

My tips based on a long time experience as a Mandarin teacher and on scientific research of human brain and memory.

Enjoy!

我住在中国 /Wǒ zhù zài Zhōngguó/ I LIVE IN CHINA

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“爱上” 不等于 “爱” /àishang bù děngyú ài/ 

TO FALL IN LOVE” ISN’T EQUAL TO “TO LOVE

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爱上 /àishang/ TO FALL IN LOVE lit. TO GET ON LOVE (in English we FALL IN it, Chinese people GET ON it) 

等于 /děngyú/ TO BE EQUAL

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等 /děng/ also means TO WAIT as in 请稍微等一会 /Qǐng shāowēi děng yīhuìr/ PLEASE (SLIGHTLY) WAIT A MOMENT

等等 /děngdeng/ is AND SO ON, ETC.

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Why do I thing that “爱上” 不等于 “爱”?

TO FALL IN LOVE is a chemical process, which we can compare to a state of mind after using certain drugs.

TO LOVE is a long time hard work.

Wish you to find someone that is worth the hard work!  🙂

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LOVE is a central theme of the >DAY 6<.

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Sometimes a mess is made so you need a vacuum cleaner…

轮到你了 /lún dào nǐ le/ IT’S YOUR TURN. (It wheeled to you.)

轮 /lún/ A WHEEL

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?