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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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