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ATTENTION!

ATTENTION!

ANSWER in a form of a cool video HERE

ANSWER in a form of a cool video HERE

Video time!

Video time!

Animated video phrases with top quality sound:

CAN WE GO TOGETHER?

WE CAN GO TOGETHER.

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Vocabulary Monday

Vocabulary Monday

理 /lǐ/ ORDER

The character consists of 王 – it looks like /wáng/ KING but here it represents /yù/ A JADE (precious stone that Chinese use for ritual purposes). 

The other part is 里 /lǐ/ – it means INSIDE but more important is how it looks. It looks like A GRID.

This characters shows A GRID of veins in A JADE – and these veins are organised in certain ORDER.

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理 /lǐ/ is a part of words like: TO MANAGE, MANAGER, DIRECTOR, REASON/SENSE, TO PAY ATTENTION, PSYCHOLOGY

You will find them as Interactive Flashcards with Dynamic Example Sentences HERE.

When we want to do something TOGETHER with som…

When we want to do something TOGETHER with someone else, we need to RISE (from the table for instance) in ONE (the same) moment, so 一起 makes perfect sense.

When we say SORRY, we are actually saying that we won’t RISE AGAINST the other person.

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Interactive flashcards

Interactive test

Dynamic Example Sentences

Animations and videos 

– all dedicated to vocabulary with 起 

HERE

This video makes no sense without a sound :)

This video makes no sense without a sound 🙂

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气 /qì/ is a PRIMARY SUBSTANCE, (primal) ENERGY

According to Chinese philosophy 气 /qì/ is the essential substance of all existence.

We find it in words like THE WEATHER, THE AIR, TO BE ANGRY etc.

More HERE

ANSWER WITH ANIMATION HERE

ANSWER WITH ANIMATION HERE

Video time! (Don’t forget to play the sound)

Video time! (Don’t forget to play the sound)

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今天天气很好。 /Jīntiān tiānqì hěn hǎo/ 

   THE WEATHER IS VERY GOOD TODAY.

我们出去吧! /Wǒmen chūqù ba/ 

   LET’S GO OUT!

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Vocabulary and sentences on BASIC WEATHER HERE 

Vocabulary and sentences on TEMPERATURE HERE

VOCAB MONDAY___ __ _去 /qù/ TO GO//we add the r…

VOCAB MONDAY

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去 /qù/ TO GO

//we add the radical WATER 氵and get another character:

法 /fǎ/ a METHOD, a LAW

// part of words:

办法 /bànfǎ/ a METHOD


看法 /kànfǎ/ an OPINION (way of looking at things)


想法 /xiǎngfǎ/ an OPINION (way of thinking of things)


说法 /shuōfǎ/ WAY OF SAYING THINGS


做法 /zuòfǎ/ WAY OF DOING THINGS

法律 /fǎlǜ/ the LAW


语法 /yǔfǎ/ the GRAMMAR

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Interative flashcards and dynamic example sentences on 法 /fǎ/ METHOD HERE

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You probably know that 礼物 /lǐwù/ is A PRESENT,…

You probably know that 礼物 /lǐwù/ is A PRESENT, A GIFT.

What you might not know is that 礼 /lǐ/ means A RITUAL and 物 /wù/ is AN OBJECT – so A PRESENT is in fact a RITUAL OBJECT.

That makes sense because the word comes from the times when gifts were something that only top state officials were giving to each other – family members and friends (especially in China) not that much.

More on RITUAL HERE

More on OBJECT HERE