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星 STAR

星 STAR:

After watching this video you will never forget the words 星 /xīng/ A STAR, 星期 /xīngqī/ A WEEK and especially 星期天 /xīngqītiān/ SUNDAY 🙂

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Learning should always be an inspiring and spi…

Learning should always be an inspiring and spirit-elevating activity, not something that you have to force yourself to do.

Therefor learning materials should be something that you are looking forward to – and not just something that you use because there isn’t anything better.

“Good enough” isn’t good enough.

We live in 21st Century and that means that learning materials should finally take full advantage of technical and creative possibilities that are available to us now.

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GRAMMAR WEDNESDAY – preposition 对 /duì/

GRAMMAR WEDNESDAY – preposition 对 /duì/

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The primary meaning of 对 /duì/ is OPPOSITE – in the sense THE OPPOSITE SIDE, or even TO OPPOSE something.

If you are often with Chinese people, you often hear this 对 /duì/ in the meaning YES, THAT’S RIGHT.

It sounds illogical, but there is a reason for that.

Imagine that you put two things that are opposite each other close to each other so that they are actually touching – and you find that they FIT just RIGHT. The fact of fitting is 对 /duì/.

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Anyway, today is time for grammar, so we will look into another function of this word.

对 /duì/ is a very important preposition.

When you want to say that something is too expensive FOR you or that smoking isn’t good FOR health, you use 对 /duì/.

对 /duì/ if FOR – but not in the sense that we have bought something for someone, but in the situations when we are describing attitude TO something or influence of one thing TO another.

Basically we take a phenomenon and put it OPPOSITE us (or someone or something else), we CONFRONT ourselves with it and say what the result of that confrontation is.

EXAMPLES with English, Chinese characters, Pinyin and TOP quality audio – all in modern progressive and original form HERE

Interactive list of all basic prepositions HERE

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同事办事 /tóngshì bàn shì/ COLLEAGUE IS HANDLING A…

同事办事 /tóngshì bàn shì/ COLLEAGUE IS HANDLING AFFAIRS

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COLLEAGUE is someone who has COMMON 同 /tóng/ AFFAIRS 事 /shì/ 

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同 /tóng/ COMMON – HERE

办 /bàn/ TO HANDLE – HERE

事 /shì/ AFFAIR

VOCAB MONDAY

VOCAB MONDAY

管 /guǎn/ TO CARE

Part of words A MANAGER, TO MANAGE, REGARDLESS.

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I like to teach this character with the sentence I DON’T CARE WHAT THE MANAGER SAYS.

Sentence and interactive content is HERE 🙂

Primary meaning of 经 /jīng/ is A CANON (that i…

Primary meaning of 经 /jīng/ is A CANON (that is the official text or a sum of official texts of a particular culture).

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When something has ALREADY happened, we can find a mention of it in A CANON. 

So it shouldn’t surprise us that we find the character 经 /jīng/ in the word ALREADY.

When we have ALREADY been through something, we have THE EXPERIENCE.

We also find 经 /jīng/ in the words ECONOMY, DIRECTOR and OFTEN.

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You will find all these words in practical and beautiful form of interactive flashcards, along with Chineseffect Dynamic Sentences HERE.

VOCABULARY MONDAY:

VOCABULARY MONDAY:

Do you know why Chinese people like the number 8?

Because the pronunciation of 8 八 /bā/ is similar to 发 /fā/ SEND and is a very pro-active and therefor positive word (part of the word TO GET RICH btw).

发现 /fāxiàn/ TO FIND OUT

发生 /fāshēng/ TO HAPPEN

发财 /fācái/ TO GET RICH

发展 /fāzhǎn/ GROWTH

… these are just few examples.

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– MORE WORDS

– DYNAMIC EXAMPLE SENTENCES

– INTERACTIVE FLASHCARDS

– INTERACTIVE TEST

– all with TOP QUALITY AUDIO

HERE

(Interactive elements need a few seconds to load, thanx!)

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When you learn new words, learn them in CONNECTIONS – you will remember much more!

Mandarin is ideal for that.

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VOCABULARY MONDAY:

VOCABULARY MONDAY:

Do you know why Chinese people like the number 8?

Because the pronunciation of 8 八 /bā/ is similar to 发 /fā/ SEND and is a very pro-active and therefor positive word (part of the word TO GET RICH btw).

发现 /fāxiàn/ TO FIND OUT

发生 /fāshēng/ TO HAPPEN

发财 /fācái/ TO GET RICH

发展 /fāzhǎn/ GROWTH

… these are just few examples.

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– MORE WORDS

– DYNAMIC EXAMPLE SENTENCES

– INTERACTIVE FLASHCARDS

– INTERACTIVE TEST

– all with TOP QUALITY AUDIO

HERE

(Interactive elements need a few seconds to load, thanx!)

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When you learn new words, learn them in CONNECTIONS – you will remember much more!

Mandarin is ideal for that.

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Chineseffect is Reinventing Mandarin for The Digital Era.

VOCABULARY MONDAY

VOCABULARY MONDAY

// Wait for the animation 🙂

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生 /shēng/ BIRTH, PRODUCTION, LIFE

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In which words do we find this character?

TO BE BORN – TO GIVE BIRTH – BIRTHDAY – LIFE – TO PRODUCE – TO HAPPEN – BUSINESS – GET ANGRY – GET ILL

But also: MISTER – STUDENT – DOCTOR

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– Interactive Flashcards

– Dynamic Sentences 

– TOP Quality Audio

All HERE!

VIDEO TIME!

VIDEO TIME!

今天天气很好,我们出去吧!

/Jīntiān tiānqì hěn hǎo, wǒmen chūqù ba!/

THE WEATHER IS VERY GOOD TODAY, LET’S GO OUT!

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Part of >WEATHER<

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