Category: study chinese

WHAT TIME IS LOVE?

WHAT TIME IS LOVE?

Complex and interactive summary of time specifications >HERE<

 了 /le/ has two key functions:

 了 /le/ has two key functions:

1. When you put it right behind the verb, it indicates, that the action is finished – see interactive examples HERE

2. Or you can put it at the end of a sentence to indicate that the state has changed – examples HERE

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Older version of this visual had a typo: ITS instead of IT’S. Sorry for that!

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Chineseffect is a web-app.

As you can see on the visual 上 /shàng/ is an u…

As you can see on the visual 上 /shàng/ is an universal concept of UP.

We can use it as a verb, as a place specification, as part of other nouns…

The opposite is 下 /xià/ DOWN.

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SEE MORE WORDS AND USEFUL INTERACTIVE SENTENCES >HERE<

回来 &lt;huílái&gt; TO COME BACK, TO RETURN

回来 <huílái> TO COME BACK, TO RETURN

你几点要回来?/Nǐ jǐ diǎn yào huílái?/ AT WHAT TIME WILL YOU COME BACK?

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I made this kind of visuals several years ago at the very beginning of chineseffect project.

Now the whole thing has evolved rapidly and you can use the interactive features of our web, which is becoming more and more advanced and useful every day.

CHECK OUT VERBS OF MOTION >HERE< 

Don’t forget to click on everything that is clickable 🙂

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<

信 /xìn/ to BELIEVE, a LETTER

信 /xìn/ to BELIEVE, a LETTER

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亻(人 rén) A PERSON and 言 (yán) (old meaning: WORDS)

A man standing behind what he says can be TRUSTED.

The primar meaning is TRUST, TO TRUST

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People used to wrote LETTERS, when they wanted to share informations with someone they TRUSTED. Therefor LETTER is another meaning.

Letter is full of INFORMATIONS and NEWS, maybe that’s why we can find 信 /xìn/ in these words as well.

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MORE WORDS AND EXAMPLE SENTENCES >HERE<

(to be) GOOD 好 /hǎo/ is when…A WOMAN 女 /nǚ/ ha…

(to be) GOOD 好 /hǎo/
is when…
A WOMAN 女 /nǚ/
has  A CHILD (or A BOY) 子 /zǐ/

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You will find this visual in DAY 2 of our unique DAY-BY-DAY LEARNING PROGRAM, which – based on our web analytics – is becoming more and more popular. 

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Compare these two sentences:

Compare these two sentences:

1. 他想去中国。/Tā xiǎng qù Zhōngguó./ 

HE WANTS TO GO TO CHINA.

and

2. 想去中国的人很多/Xiǎng qù Zhōngguó de rén hěnduō./ 

THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO WANT TO GO TO CHINA. (To want to go to China de people to be many.)

In Chinese the position of the name attribute (WANT TO GO TO CHINA) is in front of the noun (PEOPLE) and we stick the name attribute to the noun using 的 /de/, which (in the sentence above) plays the same role as the word WHO.

MORE EXPLANATION AND EXAMPLES >HERE<

CLICK: ALL ESSENTIAL PHRASES WHEN YOU HAVE MET…

CLICK: ALL ESSENTIAL PHRASES WHEN YOU HAVE MET SOMEONE NEW!

Interactive – with TOP quality audio!

Now in beta testing.

 >HERE<

乐 /lè/ pleasure

乐 /lè/ pleasure

乐 /yuè/ music

One of the main characteristics of HAPPINESS 乐 <lè> is that it comes spontaneously and it fades the very moment we try to catch it.

In this animation I tried to capture the elusiveness and yet the permament possible presence of HAPPINESS.

乐 has another reading /yuè/
In this reading the meaning is MUSIC. In Chinese tradition MUSIC and HAPPINESS are closely connected.

Some useful words:
快乐 /kuàilè/ HAPPY (happy new year!)
乐观 /lèguān/ OPTIMISTIC (happy-view)
俱乐部 /jùlèbù/ CLUB

音乐 /yīnyuè/ MUSIC
乐队 /yuèduì/ BAND