Category: typography

The character 意 /yì/ consists of 音 /yīn/ sound…

The character 意 /yì/ consists of 音 /yīn/ sound and 心 /xīn/ heart.

We are looking at the “sound of the heart”.

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Chinese thinking doesn’t see mindand heart-emotionsas two divided phenomenons.

They are connected and both are located in our heart.

Mind produces THOUGHTS and IDEAS. 

It has its EXPECTATIONS and when we meet our EXPECTATIONS, we are SATISFIED

When we SHARE IDEAS with someone else, we AGREE.

Our mind (conscious) interprets the world around us and gives it MEANING and SENSE.

In order to work properly, we have to be able to address our ATTENTION.

If we want to succeed in BUSINESS we need to come up with new IDEAS.

We find 意 /yì/ in all these words…

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– Interactive Flashcards

– Chineseffect Dynamic Sentences

– Cool Animation with Stroke Order

ALL HERE!

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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

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.

你好! /Nǐ hǎo!/ HELLO (lit. YOU GOOD!)

你好! /Nǐ hǎo!/ HELLO (lit. YOU GOOD!)

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HELLO – WELCOME – GOOD MORNING – GOOD NIGHT – BYE – BE SAFE and other phrases like that are HERE.

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This animation is a part of DAY 2.

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Chineseffect is a web-app.

QUIZ TIME!

QUIZ TIME!

Which character is this?

What functions does it have?

Very basic, beginners level.

ANSWER 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

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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!

Be you ❤️😍 #robertacruzz #lettering #typography #inspiration…

Be you ❤️😍

#robertacruzz #lettering #typography #inspiration #love #loveyourself

I just love SWIMMING – so much that I’ve dedicated this…

I just love SWIMMING – so much that I’ve dedicated this animation to it…

To SWIM is 游泳

The character  游 is also part of other useful words:
旅游 to TRAVEL
游戏 A GAME

Your friend proposed: LET’S GO OUT TO EAT SOMETHING! What…

Your friend proposed: LET’S GO OUT TO EAT SOMETHING!
What do you say?

  How about: 行 OK!
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means TO GO, but it is used in an abstract sense, that something IS POSSIBLE (that it GOES through)

Other useful words:
行李 A SUITCASE
旅行 to TRAVEL
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When you add 2x 土 GROUND, you get 街 A STREET