Category: mandarin

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PODCAST THURSDAY

PODCAST THURSDAY

Say that you want something – easy stuff, part of DAY 7

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WEDNESDAY. CHINESE GRAMMAR with ease and style…

WEDNESDAY. CHINESE GRAMMAR with ease and style.

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让 /ràng/ TO LET, TO MAKE

When I explain 让 /ràng/ to my students, I like to use the sentence… 

我让你生气 /ràngràng nǐ shēngqì/ LET ME MAKE YOU ANGRY.

On this sentence you can see both functions of 让 /ràng/.

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LET ME INTRODUCE MY FRIEND.

THIS MAKES ME HAPPY.

LET ME THINK IT OVER…

… these are just a few sentences that you can create with 让 /ràng/.

COME HERE to see and hear much more!

Mandarin opens endless possibilities for wordp…

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…

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Useful words and phrases for A TRAIN STATION HERE

Sentences based on WORDPLAY HERE

Want to ORDER and PAY in a restaurant?

Want to ORDER and PAY in a restaurant?

We’ve got something right for you!

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LIST OF OPPOSITE ADJECTIVES

LIST OF OPPOSITE ADJECTIVES

(CLICK ON ENGLISH to get further)

SMALL vs. BIG 〔 大 vs. 小 〕/dà/ vs. /xiǎo/

CLOSE vs. FAR 〔 近 vs. 远 〕/jìn/ vs. /yuǎn/

CHEAP vs. EXPENSIVE 〔 便宜 vs. 贵 〕/piányi/ vs. /guì/

SLOW vs. FAST 〔 慢 vs. 快 〕/màn/ vs. /kuài/

EARLY vs. LATE 〔 早 vs. 晚 〕/zǎo/ vs. /wǎn/

NEW vs. OLD 〔 新 vs. 旧 〕/xīn/ vs. /jiù/

CLEVER vs. STUPID 〔 聪明 vs. 笨 〕 /cōngming/ vs. /bèn/

LONG vs. SHORT 〔 长 vs. 短 〕/cháng/ vs. /duǎn/

OLD vs. YOUNG 〔 老 vs. 年轻 〕/lǎo/ vs. /niánqīng/

LIGHT vs. HEAVY 〔 轻 vs. 重 〕/qīng/ vs. /zhòng/

EASY vs. DIFFICULT 〔 容易 vs. 难 〕/róngyì/ vs. /nán/

SIMPLE vs. COMPLICATED 〔 简单 vs. 复杂 〕/jiǎndān/ vs. /fùzá/

FRESH vs. ROTTEN 〔 新鲜 vs. 坏 〕/xīnxiān/ vs. /huài/

HIGH vs. LOW 〔 高 vs. 低 / 矮 〕/gāo/ vs. /dī/ or /ǎi/

SLIM vs. FAT 〔 瘦 vs. 胖 〕/shòu/ vs. /pàng/

SAFE vs. DANGEROUS 〔 安全 vs. 危险 〕/ānquán/ vs. /wēixiǎn/

CALM vs. NOISY 〔 安静 vs. 闹 〕/ānjìng/ vs. /nào/

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For complete list CLICK HERE

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List is gradually growing – just as the whole web-app!

我今年在中国工作。

我今年在中国工作。

   /Wǒ jīnnián zài Zhōngguó gōngzuò./

      I this year in China to work. THIS YEAR I WORK IN CHINA.

TIME and SPACE specifications come between the subject and the verb.

Last Thursday I forgot to post a podcast – sor…

Last Thursday I forgot to post a podcast – sorry for that.

Today I won’t make the same mistake 🙂

You know the word 名字 /míngzi/ A NAME – knowing that it will be very easy for you to create (or at least remember) the word FAMOUS.

How is that possible? You will find out in this podcast.

Part of DAY 20

Have fun!

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上 /shàng/ is a concept of UP

上 /shàng/ is a concept of UP

opposite concept of DOWN is 下 /xià/ 

More on that here: http://chineseffect.com/words/shang-xia/