Video Tutor – HSK level 5– word – “Rabbit”


Pinyin: Tùzi

Chinese: 兔子

English: Rabbit


Example sentence:

Tùzi duǒcáng zài cǎo lǐ.


The rabbit is hiding in the grass.


Tùzi xǐhuan chī húluóbo.


Rabbits like to eat carrot.

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I Bet You Don’t Know These Chinese Surnames

I Bet You Don’t Know These Chinese Surnames

How many Chinese surnames do you keep in your mind?

You may say there is a recorded-material called Hundred Family Surnames. So, there is no doubt the answer should be one hundred. Easy peasy…

Yes, you are right. It is just called Hundred Family Surnames. But you don’t know the hundred here is just a grammatically-partial word which means so many.

Chinese surname culture is a profound system which, nobody knows exactly how many surnames there are. And I bet some of the surnames, you don’t know how to read them. Even you are Chinese!


–Huá?  Oh, I have to say you are too young and too simple.

It should be Huà actually. This surname originated from the Spring and Autumn Period when Song Daigong gave one of his region 封邑(Fengyi) which was a manor estate granted by a monarch to his sons, and surnamed people there asHuà.

So, if someone’s surname is 华Huà and given name is 华,you should know how to call him or her, right? —华华 (Huà huá) . A funny name.

解—Jiě?  Well, I’m still proud of you because at least you know one of its pronunciations.

But to surname, it should be X. It was said that in the Spring and Autumn Period, Tang Shuyu was the first monarch in Zhou dynasty. One of his son’s name was Jiliang, whose manor estate was in 解邑(Xieyi). So the people in that place all surnamed as 解(xiè.

仇—Chóu? Please tell me that you are not full of hatred.

Qiú is the correct pronunciation to surname. People now whose surname is 仇(Qiú, their ancestor was 仇牧(Qiu Mu), who was a senior official in feudal China in the Spring and Autumn Period. It was said that Qiu Mu fought Nan Gong Wan at the official gate because Nan Gong Wan killed monarch of the Spring and Autumn Period in a chess. And then Qiu Mu died. So  仇(Qiú became one of surnames in Chinese history.

朴—Pǔ? Yes, if you know the word 朴素pǔ sù which means simple and plain.

However, do you know it? should be pronounced as Piáo when it is used as a surname.

The surname (Piáo) appeared firstly in Sichuan Province. In the Eastern Han Dynasty, Pao hu, who was the king of Bayi region, took all of his people came to Sichuan and lived there. That’s how the surname  existed there.

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


Pinyin: Hóuzi

Chinese: 猴子

English: monkey


Example sentence:

Hóuzi xǐhuan chī xiāngjiāo.


Monkeys like to eat bananas.


Nà hóuzi zài shù shang tiào lái tiào qù.


The monkey leaps from branch to branch.

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


Pinyin: Fǎlǜ

Chinese: 法律

English: law


Example sentence:

Fǎlǜ miànqián rén rén píngděng.


Everyone is equal under the law.


Tā chùfàn le fǎlǜ.


He got himself in trouble with the law.

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


Pinyin: Xuě

Chinese: 雪

English: snow


Example sentence:

Tiānqì yùbào shuō zhè cháng xuě yào chíxù dào míngtiān.


The weather forecast said that the snow will continue till tomorrow.


Lùbiān duījī zhe hòuhòu de xuě.


The snow was banked up along the roadside.

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Video Tutor – HSK level 3– word – “have a fever”


Pinyin: fāshāo

Chinese: 发烧

English: have a fever


Example sentence:

Wǒ zuówǎn fāshāo le.


I had a fever last night.


Gǎnmào róngyì yǐnqǐ fāshāo.


A cold can easily give rise to a fever.

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


Pinyin: Fēngzhēng

Chinese: 风筝

English: kite


Example sentence:

Xiǎo háizi dōu xǐhuan fàng fēngzhēng.


Children like flying kites.


Zhège fēngzhēng hěn piàoliang.


This kite is pretty.

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