Category: Mandarin Chinese

New cool video is here: useful words with 店 /d…

New cool video is here: useful words with 店 /diàn/ A SHOP

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHUqcZvVe7w)

Very cool new video is ready! :)

Very cool new video is ready! 🙂

生气 /shēngqì/ ANGRY

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What Meat Do You Want To Eat? / 你想吃什么肉

What Meat Do You Want To Eat? / 你想吃什么肉:

WHAT MEAT DO YOU WANT TO EAT?

Mandarin has been incredibly inspiring to me f…

Mandarin has been incredibly inspiring to me for over 15 years now.

It has been enriching my life.

This picture is one of those where I want to capture my gratitude.

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Can you find the word 生活 /shēnghuó/ inside the picture?

And can you find the English word LIFE?

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你真笨 /nǐ zhēn bèn/ YOU ARE REALLY STUPID.

你真笨 /nǐ zhēn bèn/ YOU ARE REALLY STUPID.

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Today is a LABOUR DAY  劳动节 /láodòng jié/.

Today is a LABOUR DAY  劳动节 /láodòng jié/.

I don’t have any visual for 劳动 LABOUR ready yet, but I have this one which is quite close.

工 /gōng/ is a part of words:

工作 /gōngzuò/ WORK, TO WORK
工人 /gōngrén/ WORKER
工业 /gōngyè/ INDUSTRY
工厂 /gōngchǎng/ FACTORY

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Difference between the verbs 做 /zuò/ TO DO, TO MAKE and 工作 /gōngzuò/ TO WORK is the main subject of DAY 22 of the DAY BY DAY learning program.

要 and 想 both mean TO WANT, but not always – it…

要 and 想 both mean TO WANT, but not always – it depends on what we combine them with, so I made this post couple of years back to make it a little more clear.

要 /yào/ TO WANT (future indicator, SHOULD)

要 /yào/ TO WANT (future indicator, SHOULD)

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Simple word, easy to use.

Come to test yourself if you can translate simple example sentences – and don’t forget to listen to our short but useful podcast!

DAY 7!

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I think this video is quite good for 3 reasons…

I think this video is quite good for 3 reasons.

1. You will remember the words faster and with less effort because the sentences are based on sound similarities.

2. It shows you three sentence patterns in a beautiful animated way.

3. You will understand the words better, because each character is explained individually.

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After seeing this video you won’t forget…

After seeing this video you won’t forget how to say essential PHASES OF A DAY in Mandarin.

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