Category: studying chinese

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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

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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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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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In this podcast we will go through two phrases that ask for a name. 

We will analyze them word by word and you will have a chance to form your own sentences.

For rich and interactive content, that will make your experience much more interesting, visit DAY 20.

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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.