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07-Chinese phrases-mandarin-directions

07-Chinese phrases-directions *Notes: east=东=dōngsouth=南=nánwest=西=xīnorth=北=běi up=上=shàngdown=下=xiàleft=左=zuǒ**right=右=yòu** **common Idiom(used very often):左右为难=zuǒ yòu wéi nán=in an awkward predicament/in a Dilemma front=前=qiánbehind=后=hòu inside=里=lǐ(=内=nèi)outside=外=wài **common Idiom(used very often):里外不是人=lǐ wài bú shì rén=Inside and outside not a human being/oneself=have difficulty in conducting within and without

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13 Oct 2011

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06-Chinese phrases-mandarin-verbs

06-Chinese phrases- verbs *Notes to come = 来 = láito go = 去 = qù to do/make = 做 = zuò to have = 有 = yǒudo not have = 没有 = méi yǒu to wait = 等 = děngto leave = 离开 = lí kāi to open/ turn on/switch on = 开 = kāito close/ turn off / switch off = 关 = guān to take/ to hold (in hands)= 拿 = náto carry = 提 = tí to sit = 坐 = zuòto stand = 站 = zhàn to lie down = 躺 = tǎng to walk = 走 = zǒuto escape = 逃走 = táo zǒuto run = 跑 = pǎoto jump = 跳 = tiàoto fly = 飞 = fēi to sleep= 睡觉 = shuì jiàoto wake up = 起床 = qǐ chuáng going outside = 出 = chūgoing inside= 入 = rùgoing up = 上 = shànggoing down = 下 = xià to push = 推 = tuīto pull = 拉 = lā

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12 Oct 2011

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05-Chinese phrases-mandarin-countries

*Notes America =(美国)= měi guóAustralia =(澳大利亚) = ào dà lì yàBrazil =(巴西)= bā xīCanada =(加拿大)=jiā ná dàChina =(中国)= zhōng guóEgypt =(埃及)= āi jíEngland =(英国) =yīng guóFrance =(法国) = fǎ guóGermany =(德国) = dé guóGreece =(希腊) =xī làIndia =(印度)= yìn dùItaly =(意大利)= yì dà lìJapan =(日本)= rì běnThe Netherlands =(荷兰)= hé lán Russia =(俄国) = ér guóSpain =(西班牙) = xī bān yáSweden =(瑞典) = rùi diǎnSwitzerland =(瑞士) = rùi shì

2mins

11 Oct 2011

Rank #3

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08-Chinese phrases-mandarin-week days

Notes*week days in Chinese= week + 1,2,3,4,5,6,day(Sunday) (formal)Monday=星期一 = xīng qī yīTuesday=星期二 = xīng qī èrWednesday =星期三=xīng qī sānThursday=星期四=xīng qī sìFriday=星期五=xīng qī wǔSaturday=星期六=xīng qī lìuSunday=星期天=xīng qī tiān (informal)Monday=周一 =zhōu yīTuesday=周二 =zhōu èrWednesday=周三=zhōu sānThursday=周四=zhōu sìFriday=周五=zhōu wǔSaturday=周六=zhōu lìuSunday=周日=zhōu rì last monday= 上周一 = shàng zhōu yīthis monday= 这周一 = zhè zhōu yīnext monday= 下周一 = xià zhōu yī *Week=星期=xīng qī (formal)=周=zhōu(informal)*Day=天=tiān(formal)=日=rì (informal)*last = 上 = shàng*this = 这 = zhè**next = 下 = xià -----there isn't much different between formal and informal, they are both used very often.

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14 Oct 2011

Rank #4

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03-Chinese phrases-mandarin-ask for directions

*Notes: excuse me( may i ask you a question?)= 请问= qǐng wèn how to go… = ……怎么走?= ……zěn me zǒu? where is … = ……在哪里?= ……zài ná lǐ ? railway station = 火车站 = huǒ chē zhàn toilet = 厕所 = cè suǒ excuse me, how to go to railway station? = 请问,火车站怎么走?= qǐng wèn,huǒ chē zhàn zěn me zǒu? excuse me, where is toilet? = 请问,厕所在哪里?= qǐng wèn,cè suǒ zài ná lǐ ? **grammar notes: (English)-how to go (place A)? = (Chinese)-(place A) how to go? (English)-where is (place A)? = (Chinese)-(place A) is where?

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9 Oct 2011

Rank #5

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22-Chinese phrases-mandarin-Telephone something

22-Chinese phrases-mandarin-Telephone something *Notes My/Mine=我的=wǒ deyour/ yours=你的=nǐ dehis=他的=tā de Mobile= 手机=shǒu jīMy mobile=我的手机=wǒ de shǒu jī Mobile No.=手机号码=shǒu jī hào mayour Mobile No.=你的手机号码=nǐ de shǒu jī hào ma**May I have your mobile No.?=can-give me-your-mobile No.-?=能-给我-你的-手机号码-吗?=néng-gěi wǒ-nǐ de-shǒu jī hào ma-mā? fixed tel=座机=zuò jīfixed tel.No.=座机号码=zuò jī hào ma to make a phone call=打个电话=dǎ ge diàn huài will call you=我打给你=wǒ dǎ gěi nǐ. to send=发=fāto reply=回=huíSMS=短信=duǎn xìnMMS=彩信=cǎi xìnto send sms=发短信=fā duǎn xìnto reply sms=回短信=huí duǎn xìn Signal=信号=xìn hàothe signal is good= 信号好=xìn hào hǎothe signal is bad=信号差=xìn hào chà *some words you can just speak english, Chinese people speak same same, e.g: WIFI,3G(three G=sān G),call, Hello, Bye.etc.

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25 Nov 2011

Rank #6

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21-Chinese phrases-mandarin-Household electrical appliances

21-Chinese phrases-mandarin-Household electrical appliances *Notes TV set= 电视机=diàn shì jī Electric light=电灯=diàn dēng Computer=电脑=diàn nǎo Laptop=手提电脑=shǒu tí diàn nǎo Fan=风扇=fēng shàn Air conditioning=空调=kōng tiáo Refrigerator=冰箱=bīng xiāng Washing machine=洗衣机=xǐ yī jī Water heater=热水器=rè shuǐ qì Cooker hoods/Kitchen ventilator=抽油烟机=chōu yóu yān jī Disinfection cupboard=消毒碗柜=xiāo dú wǎn guì Microwave=微波炉=wēi bō lú Oven=烤箱=kǎo xiāng Induction Cooker=电磁炉=diàn cí lú

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22 Nov 2011

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20-Chinese phrases-mandarin-Which kind of Chinese food you would like to eat today?

*Notes Cantonese cuisine= 粤菜=yuè cài Hakka cuisine=客家菜=kè jiā cài*(from south China,not spicy,healthy) Sichuan cuisine=川菜=chuān càiHunan cuisine=湘菜=xiāng cài*(from middle China, spicy,delicious) Xinjiang cuisine=新疆菜=xīn jiāng càiDongbei cuisine=东北菜=dōng běi cài*(from north China,Handmade noodles) Jiangzhe cuisine=江浙菜=jiāng zhè càiShanghai cuisine=上海菜=shàng hǎi cài*(from east China,they like add sugar when cooking) **which cuisine you would like to eat today?=today you would like to eat which cuisine?=今天你想吃什么菜?=jīn tiān ní xiǎng chī shěn me cài? **what about Cantonese cuisine?=粤菜怎么样?=yuè cài zěn me yàng? **very good, let's go eat cantonese cuisine.=很好,我们去吃粤菜吧。=hén hǎo, wǒ men qù chī yuè cài ba. that's too many kinds of chinese cuisine, here are the most popular ones for you guys.enjoy.

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21 Nov 2011

Rank #8

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04-Chinese phrases-mandarin-Numbers

*Notes: characters here are formal writing for checks. 0= 零 =líng1= 壹 =yī2= 贰 =èr3= 叁 =sān4= 肆 =sì5= 伍 =wǔ6= 陆 =liù7= 柒 =qī8= 捌 =bā9= 玖 =jiǔ10= 拾 =shí 11=shí yī12=shí èr.......etc. 20=èr shí30=sān shí.......etc. 100= 佰 =yī bǎi200=èr bǎi.......etc. 1,000= 仟 =yī qiān2,000= èr qiān.......etc. 10,000= 万 = yī wàn100,000=shí wàn1,000,000=yī bǎi wàn10,000,000=yī qiān wàn100,000,000= 亿 =yī yì

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10 Oct 2011

Rank #9

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19-Chinese phrases-mandarin-how to express common illness

19-Chinese phrases-mandarin-How to express common illness *Notes I'm sick=我生病了=wǒ shēng bìng leI have a headache=我头疼=wǒ tóu téngI feel dizzy=我头晕=wǒ tóu yūnI caught a cold=我感冒了=wǒ gǎn mào leI feel fatigued=我觉得乏力=wǒ jué de fá lìI have a fever=我发烧=wǒ fā shāoMy throat inflamed=我喉咙发炎=wǒ hóu lóng fā yánI have a stuffy nose=我鼻塞=wǒ bí sèI have a cough=我咳嗽=wǒ ké sòuI have stomach pain=我肚子痛=wǒ dù zi tòngI have diarrhea=我拉肚子=wǒ lā dù ziI have insomnia=我失眠=wǒ shī miánI have a toothache=我牙疼=wǒ yá téng

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30 Oct 2011

Rank #10