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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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Chineseffect is Reinventing Mandarin for The Digital Age.

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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Chineseffect is a web-app!

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

水 /shuǐ/ WATER is becoming more and more preci…

水 /shuǐ/ WATER is becoming more and more precious.

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热水 /rèshuǐ/ HOT WATER

开水 /kāishuǐ/ BOILING WATER, lit. “opening water”

HERE is an interactive list of basic foods and beverages that you can order in a restaurant.

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Perhaps we should look into 风水 /fēngshuǐ/ FENG SHUI (the teaching about harmonising our environment) for inspiration how to arrange our lives and our society so that we stop killing the Earth and destroying the resources that we depend on.

I WANT TO GO TO SWIM

I WANT TO GO TO SWIM:

VIDEO TIME!

我想去游泳 /Wǒ xiǎng qù yóuyǒng/ I WANT TO GO TO SWIM

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Animation and sounds: FM_yunfei

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.

我正在学习汉语 /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