Category: mandarin

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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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJrXjBFccy0)

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?

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

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

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Just a short useful word :)

Just a short useful word 🙂

Apart from the meaning A LOT, MANY, MUCH, 多 du…

Apart from the meaning A LOT, MANY, MUCH, 多 duō also means HOW – when we ask about some physical quality (HOW BIG, HOW LONG, HOW MUCH, HOW FAR etc…)

All question words are HERE in a beautiful form with many example sentences.

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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.

交 /jiāo/ TO EXCHANGE

交 /jiāo/ TO EXCHANGE

When we pay, we EXCHANGE MONEY for a product or a service.

When we are FRIENDS with someone, we EXCHANGE experiences and help.

In order to develop our society, we promote 文化交流 /wénhuà jiāoliú/ CULTURAL EXCHANGE.

交 /jiāo/ is also part of all kinds of sexual intercourse.

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MORE WORDS IN LOGICAL CONNECTIONS HERE

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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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