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世界杯 shi4jie4bei1 world cup

Postby schnaz » 2017-08-12, 15:10

The Croat got so upset that he threw the shirjie4bei1 世界杯 in the Bay of Biscay.
世界杯 world cup
世 shi4 generation, world, era
界 jie4 boundary, world, limit, domain
杯 bei1 cup
Another usage of 世:
世贸〔-貿〕shi4mao4 World Trade Organization (WTO)
Another use of界:
界墙〔-牆〕jie4qiang2 partition wall
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机会 ji1hui opportunity

Postby schnaz » 2017-08-20, 16:05

Every new day brings a new ji1hui 机会
机会 opportunity

Another usage of 机
机不可失〔機---〕Ji1bu4ke3shi1 No time to lose!
Another usage of 会 hui4
会长〔會長〕hui4zhang3 president of an association or club
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比赛 bi3sai4 competition

Postby schnaz » 2017-08-28, 7:20

Ru4guo3如果 I don’t win the bi3sai4比赛 It won't be because I didn't try.

如 ru2 if
果 guo3 fruit, result
如果 ru2guo3 if

比 compare
赛 compete, competition, match
比赛 competition
...
Another usage of如果
果如所料 guo3ru2suo3liao4 just as expected
Another usage of比赛
开始比赛〔開--賽〕kai1shi3bi3sai4 start a match / kickoff
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鲜果 xian1guo3 fresh fruit

Postby schnaz » 2017-08-28, 12:37

"Aw you ate all the xian1guo3 鲜果

鲜 xian1 fresh
果 guo3 fruit

Another usage of 鲜:
鲜花 xian1hua1 fresh flowers
Another usage of 果:
果树〔-樹〕guo3shu4 fruit tree
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研读 yan2du2 study carefully

Postby schnaz » 2017-09-23, 17:52

I 研读 中文 you too?
I yan2du4 zhong1wen2 ,you too?

研 yan2 grind / study / research
读 read /study /pronounce
研读 to study attentively / to delve Into
中 middle
文 literature, culture, writing
中文 Chinese language

Another usage of :
研究生院 yan2jiu2sheng1yuan2 graduate school
的另一种用法。 de lìng yī zhǒng yòngfǎ
读音〔讀-〕du2yin1pronunciation
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利息 li4xi1 interest $

Postby schnaz » 2017-10-23, 6:59

THESE CREDIT CARDS! The li4xi1 利息
will cause my bankruptcy!
利 gains / advantage / profit / interest
息 breath / news / interest
利息 = interest on a loan

Another usage of 利:
利己利人 li4ji3li4ren2
To benefit other people as well as oneself
息的另一种用法 Xi1 de ling4yi1 zhong3 yong4fa3
息钱〔-錢〕xi1qian2 interest money
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虽然 sui1ran2 although

Postby schnaz » 2017-11-04, 17:03

Sui1ran2 虽然 we have lots of wen4ti2 问题 we can still be happy.

sui1 虽 = although
ran2 然 yes, certainly, pledge, promise
虽然 = although

Another usage of 虽 sui1:
虽死犹生〔雖-猶-〕sui1 si3 you2sheng1 Gone but not forgotten.
然的另一种用法。ran2 de lìng yī zhǒng yòngfǎ
然后〔-後〕ran2hou4 after that
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聪明 cong2ming intelligent

Postby schnaz » 2017-11-06, 0:46

Every generation thinks their young are highly cong1聪. But here's the thing, kids often shua3 xiao3 cong2ming. 耍小聪明

聪 cong2 intelligent / clever
明 ming2 bright
Another usage of 聪:
聪明好学〔聰--學〕cong2ming hao3xue2
to be intelligent and fond of learning
明的另一种用法: Ming2 de yi1zhong3 yong4fa3:
明白 ming2bai know / realize / understand
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占线 zhan1xian4 busy signal

Postby schnaz » 2017-12-25, 1:24

Zhan4xian4, 占线 call again。

占 = to take possession of / occupy
线 = thread / line / wire
占线 = busy ( telephone line)

Another usage of zhan
占中〔佔-〕zhan4zhong1 Occupy Central, Hong Kong civil disobedience movement (September 2014 -)
线的另一种用法:
线上〔線-〕xian4shang4 online
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良机 liang2ji1 golden opportunity

Postby schnaz » 2018-12-29, 4:48

I thought that when I won the lottery it would be my liang2ji1良机 but that is NOT what it turned out to be.

良 liang2 good / virtuous / desirable
机 ji1 machine / aircraft / moment
良机 golden opportunity

Another usage of 良:
良心 liang2xin1 conscience/ kindness
机的另一种用法 Ji1 de ling4 yi1 zhong3 yong4fa3
机不可失,失不再来〔機-------來〕 Ji1 bu4 ke3 shi1, shi1 bu4 zai4lai2. Opportunity only knocks once.
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考试 kao3shi4 test

Postby schnaz » 2018-12-29, 6:48

I can't even pass Han4yu3 shui3ping2. kao3shi4 di4 yi1 汉语水平考试第一 what's wrong with me?
汉语 Han4yu3 Chinese language
水平 shui3ping2 level
考试 kao3shi4 test
第一 di4yi1 first

Another usage of 考:
考生 kao3sheng1 examination candidate
试的另一种用法 Shi4 de ling4 yi1 zhong3 yong4fa3:
试用 shi4yong4 try out
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内地 nei4di4 hinterland

Postby schnaz » 2018-12-29, 14:24

In the wo3 guo2 de nei4di4 我国的内地I the people are not hasty.
我 wo3 my
国 guo3 country
的 de of
内 nei4 inside
地 di4 land

Another usage of 内:
内衣〔內
nei4yi1 underwear
地的另一种用法 Di de ling4 yi1 zhong3 yong4fa3
地址 di4zhi3 address
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学习 xue2xi2 study, learn

Postby schnaz » 2020-10-29, 9:30

Xuéxí xiǎo tiē shì 学习小贴士 Are only confusing to me.
学/斈〔學/-〕Xue2 study / learn
习〔習 xi2 study / to practice / habit / custom
学习 xue2xi2 study/ learn / emulate / imitate

Another usage of 学 xue2:
学期 xue2qi1 school term / semester
习领的一种用法 Xi2 ling4 de yi1 zhong3 yong4fa3:
习大大〔習--〕xi2da4da4 nickname for Xi Jinping
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Re: 学习 xue2xi2 study, learn

Postby OldBoring » 2021-01-02, 12:27

schnaz wrote:Xuéxí xiǎo tiē shì 学习小贴士 Are only confusing to me.
学/斈〔學/-〕Xue2 study / learn
习〔習 xi2 study / to practice / habit / custom
学习 xue2xi2 study/ learn / emulate / imitate

Another usage of 学 xue2:
学期 xue2qi1 school term / semester
习领的一种用法 Xi2 ling4 de yi1 zhong3 yong4fa3:
习大大〔習--〕xi2da4da4 nickname for Xi Jinping

Interestingly, 小贴士 is an English loanword, from "tips", probably through Cantonese. 贴士 is pronounced tip3 si6 in Cantonese, and in recent years it spread from Hong Kong to Mainland China, which adopted the same hanzi but pronounced in Mandarin.


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