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工 /gōng/ is a part of words: 工作 /gōngzuò/ WOR…

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

I think that it is quite self explanatory 🙂

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.

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/

我们 出去 吧!/Wǒmen chūqù ba!/ LET’S GO OUT!

我们 出去 吧!/Wǒmen chūqù ba!/ LET’S GO OUT!

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More examples of how to use the verb 出 /chū/ HERE

All relevant motion verbs HERE

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

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

ANSWER HERE

ANSWER HERE

So I went to a cinema yesterday and I have a s…

So I went to a cinema yesterday and I have a sincere movie recommendation to make.

If you like technology and action, this film is a must see!

(And no, it has nothing to do with China or Chinese 🙂

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Combine 升 /shēng/ TO MOVE sth. or somebody UP and 级 /jí/ A GRADE and you get UPGRADE

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级 /jí/ is a part of the word 高级 /gāojí/ TOP QUALITY (top rank) which you will see combined with different products.

When you are in the first grade at school, you are 一年级 /yīniánjí/

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Have fun with movies and Mandarin!

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VOCAB MONDAY with chineseffect

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会 /huì/ BE ABLE TO, GATHERING, POTENTIAL…

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Human beings 人 meet with nature (represented by a CLOUD 云 /yún/) and that forms a SKILL – people need to BE ABLE TO do stuff in order to survive in the wild – 会 /huì/ means TO BE ABLE TO in the sense of an actively obtained ability.

你会说中文吗? /Nǐ huì shuō zhōngwén ma/ CAN YOU SPEAK CHINESE?

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But skills themselves aren’t enough. People need to GET TOGETHER to share their skills…

That’s why we see this character in words like:

聚会 /jùhuì/ TO GET TOGETHER

晚会 /wǎnhuì/ EVENING PARTY

开会 /kāihuì/ TO HOLD A MEETING etc.

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Above are two important functions of 会 – but it can do much more!

HERE you will find all relevant words associated with 会 /huì/ – along with useful dynamic example sentences, interactive flashcards and other engaging content!

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