Tag Archives: Chinese Phrases

One Character a Day–“休”

One character a day, easy to master Chinese characters. Let’s take a look at the basic knowledge of “休”. 休 xiū Explnantion: rest Phrases: 休息 (xiū xi)have a rest;rest ; 休养(xiū yǎnɡ) recuperate “休”是由人( )和木( )组成,指一个人倚在树旁休息,所以有“休止”和“歇息”的意思。后来这字又有了“不要”的意思。 休 is a combination …

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One Character a Day–“信”

One character a day, easy to master Chinese characters. Let’s take a look at the basic knowledge of “信”. 信 xìn Explnantion: confidence; believe; letter; correspondence Phrases: 信封(xìn fēnɡ)envelope ;信念(xìn niàn) belief; faith “信”字是由“人”和“言”组成的字,表示人说的话应该是真实的,所以“信”的愿意就是指“实话”、“诚实”。后来这个字又多了不少的意义,比方“信心”、“相信”等等。 The character 信is an associative compound …

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One Character a Day

One character a day, easy to master Chinese characters. Let’s take a look at the basic knowledge of “喜”. 喜 xĭ Explnantion: happy; joy Phrases: 喜爱(xǐ ‘ài) like;be fond of ;喜酒(xí jiǔ) the wine drunk at a wedding 甲骨文里,“喜”的上部是鼓,听到音乐使人有开心、快乐的感觉;下部是口,人一开心就会开怀大笑,相信不难猜到它跟快乐、喜悦的情绪有关。此外,它还有喜欢、爱好和怀孕的含义。俗话说“有喜”,就是指“怀孕”。 In …

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Thank You in Chinese Mandarin

Thank You in Chinese Mandarin Xie xie 谢谢 You say “xie xie”, that is 4th tone and neutral, for “thanks”, or xie xie ni (4th, neutral and 3rd) for “thank you” . Mandarin Chinese isn’t as complicated as some think …

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Learn Chinese Phrases with Cultural Connotations

Chinese learners always say: “Chinese phrases are too difficult to understand, I can understand word by word, but I can’t catch the whole meaning. Why are Chinese phrases so difficult?” For example, “是什么风把你吹来了?(shì shénme fēng bǎ nǐ chuī lái le)” …

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