Video Tutor – HSK level 4 – word – “habit”

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Pinyin: Xíguàn

Chinese: 习惯

English: habit

 

Example sentence:

Wǒ yào bǎochí měi tiān pǎobù de xíguàn.

我要保持每天跑步的习惯。

I want to hold onto the habit of running every day.

 

Yǎngchéng hǎo de shēnghuó xíguàn fēicháng zhòngyào.

养成好的生活习惯非常重要。

It is important to keep good life habits.

More Details about word “habit”:

http://www.talkinglearn.com/en/Chinese_English_Dictionary?word=habit

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Video Tutor – HSK level 4 – word – “understand”

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Pinyin: lǐjiě

Chinese: 理解

English: understand

 

Example sentence:

Wǒ yìzhí dōu bùnéng lǐjiě tāde xiǎngfǎ.

我一直都不能理解他的想法。

I can’t understand his ideas all the time.

 

Xièxie nǐde lǐjiě hé zhīchí.

谢谢你的理解和支持。

Thank you for your understanding and supporting.

More Details about word “understand”:

http://www.talkinglearn.com/en/Chinese_English_Dictionary?word=%E7%90%86%E8%A7%A3


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Best Wishes to Our Mothers

Best Wishes to Our Mothers

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Great Mothers in Chinese History

Mother’s Day is approaching. Let’s recall the great mothers of China’s history. Confucius and Mencius, two great Chinese thinkers in the Spring and Autumn period, they both had great mothers.  Let’s talk about how the mothers educated these two great thinkers.

Confucius’ mother

    After Confucius’ dad died when he was 3, Confucius lived with his mom with difficulties. In order to have a good educational environment for Confucius, Confucius’ mom moved their family to the capital of Lu (a state in the Spring and Autumn period), where many famous teachers were from and was the political, economical and cultural center.

When the time of sacrificial rites came, Confucius’s mom would let him attend the rites to learn the customs. So Confucius had been affected by such customs since being very young. Confucius’ mom also made him learn the manners of Zhou dynasty so that he could enter politics to help the emperor. In this way, Confucius had been taught correct manners, which were the basis of his Etiquette Teachings.  For the sake of receiving a better education, his mom taught 5 students at home and Confucius had to study with them when he was 5. After the mother’s tremendous efforts, Confucius had learned all of his mother’s knowledge when he was no more than 10 years old. Then his mom closed her house school and sent him to the best school in the town, where Confucius could study poems, ancient records and history, which was an important period for Confucius, as he learned a great deal.

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    Confucius’ mom,who was a great mother for bringing up her son strongly and properly, died when she just under 35 years old. At the time Confucius was 17 years old.

Mencius’ mother

Mencius’ mother was also a great mother in Chinese history.

One time, when Mencius was in the school, he was attracted by a sound outside and he escaped out of school. When he went back home, his mother realized he was such a naughty boy so she picked up the scissors cut the fabric that she was weaving in front of him. She taught her son: “your escaping school halfway is just like when I cut my weaving before I finish the cloth. If you want to be a useful person, you have to study persistently with undivided attention. Wasting all previous efforts is like the cut cloth, not useful anymore! ”

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Through his mother’s education, Mencius progressed with determination. Whenever he encountered difficulties, he would think of his mother’s words and he would be able to overcome anything. Finally, he became a great thinker and educator in Chinese history.

Mother’s Day in China

In December, 2006, the Mother’s Day Promotion determined the 2nd of April, when Mencius born, to be the Chinese Mother’s day, and decided to hold a series of celebrations and activities on the first Chinese mother’s Day.

Chinese mother’s day is full of Chinese culture. On Mother’s day, people will give their moms flowers and cakes, or cook for them and so on. Chinese children who are well educated to respect their parents will try to cook for their mom, wash and clean up for them too, even play music and draw pictures to celebrate Mother’s Day.

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Video Tutor – HSK level 2 – word – “Expensive”

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Pinyin: guì

Chinese: 贵

English: Expensive

 

Example sentence:

Zhè běn shū hěn guì.

这本书很贵。

This book is expensive.

 

Zhè jiàn chènshān yǒudiǎnr guì.

这件衬衫有点儿贵。

This shirt is a little expensive.

More Details about word “Expensive”:

http://www.talkinglearn.com/en/Chinese_English_Dictionary?word=Expensive


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Video Tutor – HSK level 3 – word – “fresh”

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Pinyin: Xīnxiān

Chinese: 新鲜

English: fresh

 

Example sentence:

Jīntiān de yú hěn xīnxiān.

今天的鱼很新鲜。

The fish is fresh today.

 

Yǔ hòu de kōngqì hěn xīnxiān.

雨后的空气很新鲜。

The air is fresh after the rain.

More Details about word “fresh”:

http://www.talkinglearn.com/en/Chinese_English_Dictionary?word=fresh

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Video Tutor – HSK level 4 – word – “country”

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Pinyin: Guójiā

Chinese: 国家

English: country

 

Example sentence:

Zhège guójiā de jīngjì zhújiàn fāzhǎn qǐlái le.

这个国家的经济逐渐发展起来了。

The economy of the country has gradually developed.

 

Wǒmen bān li yǒu láizì bùtóng guójiā de xuéshēng.

我们班里有来自不同国家的学生。

There are students from different countries in my class.

More Details about word “country”:

http://www.talkinglearn.com/en/Chinese_English_Dictionary?word=country


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Getting Free Platinum Lessons in Talkinglearn by Sharing

Getting Free Platinum Lessons in Talkinglearn by Sharing

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Video Tutor – HSK level 4 – word – “salary”

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Pinyin: gōngzī

Chinese: 工资

English: salary

 

Example sentence:

Gōngrén tíchū cóng jiǔyuè qǐ zēngjiā gōngzī.

工人提出从九月起增加工资。

Workers demand higher salaries starting from September.

 

Tāde gōngzī bǐ qùnián gāo le yí bèi.

他的工资比去年高了一倍。

His salary is twice as much as last year.

More Details about word “ salary”:

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Video Tutor – HSK level 3 – word – “sunny”

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Pinyin: Qíngtiān

Chinese: 晴天

English: sunny

 

Example sentence:

Jīntiān shì qíngtiān, érqiě méiyǒu fēng.

今天是晴天,而且没有风。

It’s sunny with no wind.

 

Wǒ bù xǐhuan qíngtiān, tài rè le.

我不喜欢晴天,太热了。

I don’t like a sunny day; it’s too hot.

More Details about word “ sunny”:

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