Category: mandarin vocabulary

2 FUNCTIONS OF THE WORD 在 /zài/

2 FUNCTIONS OF THE WORD 在 /zài/

1) it means TO BE SOMEWHERE (and of course it can be used just as a preposition)

2) it is a short version of 现在 /xiànzài/ NOW

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Also notice the sound similarity of words /hái/ 还 STILL and /hǎi/ 海 THE SEA (part of SHANGHAI)

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This is a revision of an older animation, now it is easier to read.

ANSWER in a form of a cool video HERE

ANSWER in a form of a cool video HERE

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Waiting for my SURGERY, designing the word SURGERY 手术 /shǒushù/.

A SURGERY literary is A SKILL/ART 术 of A HAND 手.

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ANSWER in a form of a cool video HERE

ANSWER in a form of a cool video HERE

Look at the character 正 /zhèng/ CORRECT, RIGHT…

Look at the character 正 /zhèng/ CORRECT, RIGHT, JUST, PROPER…

You see how clean and well-organized it is – no wonder it means CORRECT, JUST.

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Interesting thing – in English the word JUST can be used not just in the meaning CORRECT, but also in the meaning JUST NOW.

The same principle works in Chinese: 正在 /zhèngzài/ indicates that some action is happening right at the moment that we refer to.

正在学习汉语。 /Wǒ zhèngzài xuéxí hànyǔ./ 

I’M STUDYING MANDARIN RIGHT NOW.

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Other words:

正常 /zhèngcháng/ (to be) NORMAL

正确 /zhèngquè/ CORRECT

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Useful sentences:

你们来得正好! /Nǐmen lái de zhèng hǎo./

YOU’VE COME JUST ON TIME. (function od 得 is explained HERE)

这个很正常。/Zhège hěn zhèngcháng./

THIS IS NORMAL.

Vocabulary Monday

Vocabulary Monday

理 /lǐ/ ORDER

The character consists of 王 – it looks like /wáng/ KING but here it represents /yù/ A JADE (precious stone that Chinese use for ritual purposes). 

The other part is 里 /lǐ/ – it means INSIDE but more important is how it looks. It looks like A GRID.

This characters shows A GRID of veins in A JADE – and these veins are organised in certain ORDER.

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理 /lǐ/ is a part of words like: TO MANAGE, MANAGER, DIRECTOR, REASON/SENSE, TO PAY ATTENTION, PSYCHOLOGY

You will find them as Interactive Flashcards with Dynamic Example Sentences HERE.

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

chineseffect: 多少 /duōshao/ HOW MUCH, HOW MANY …

chineseffect:

多少 /duōshao/ HOW MUCH, HOW MANY

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Many words in Mandarin are created either by combining synonyms or by combining antonyms. This is the second case.

We think the etymology of this word goes something like this:

People were asking for instance – ARE THERE MANY PEOPLE? or ARE THERE FEW PEOPLE? – so in fact HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE THERE?

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Practice using 多少 /duōshao/ on practical example sentences! 

See it in English – Try to translate it – Click on it to see and hear it in Mandarin!

>HERE<

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Other question words with dynamic example sentences >HERE<

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