Category: mandarin characters

Chinese Characters – should we gain PASSIVE or ACTIVE skill?

We all sure love Chinese characters.
But Is it really necessary to learn to write them in the digital age? 

Wouldn’t it be better to save the energy, time and brain capacity to something a little bit more useful? 

This podcast is all about my perspective that I gained as a teacher of Chinese with over 14 years of teaching experience.

Chineseffect is on YouTube and Instagram

Very useful word, for instance when you need to say that you can’t come, because you are planning on participating at another activity.

我不能来,我有别的活动

/Wǒ bùnéng lái, wǒ yǒu bié de huódòng./

I CAN’T COME, I HAVE ANOTHER ACTIVITY.

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Force 力 is causing the Cloud 云 TO MOVE 动

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别动! /bié dòng/ DON’T MOVE!

动物 /dòngwù/ ANIMAL

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Wordplay

我去大街接我的大姐 /wǒ qù dàjiē jiē wǒ de dàjiě/

I’M GOING TO THE BOULEVARD TO PICK UP MY OLDER SISTER

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下次再来 /xià cì zài lái/

COME AGAIN NEXT TIME

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可以吗 /kěyǐ ma/

IS IT POSSIBLE?

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Wordplay:

我当然加入了党 /wǒ dāngrán jiārù le dǎng

OF COURSE I JOINED THE PARTY.

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我喜欢听音乐 /Wǒ xǐhuan tīng yīnyuè/ I LIKE TO LISTEN TO MUSIC.

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How do you say OF COURSE?

Do you know that the character 然 /rán/ has quite brutal origin?

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住  /zhù/ TO LIVE (somewhere), also indicates a state of firmness, steadiness etc.

你住在哪里? /Nǐ zhù zài nǎli?/ WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

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记住 /jìzhu/ TO REMEMBER (to keep something in mind)

我没记住他住在哪里。/Wǒ méi jìzhu tā zhù zài nǎli./ I HAVEN’T KEPT IN MIND WHERE HE LIVES.

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