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Join me and my Chinese tutor as we explore everyday Chinese vocabulary in ways that make sense to an adult learner.

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Join me and my Chinese tutor as we explore everyday Chinese vocabulary in ways that make sense to an adult learner.

    Frogs in My Swimming Pool 青蛙在我的游泳池裡

    Frogs in My Swimming Pool 青蛙在我的游泳池裡

    我的游泳池像一個水質純淨清澈的池塘. My swimming pool is like a very clean pond.

    • 5 min
    My Horse and the Big Metal Monster 我的馬和金屬大怪物

    My Horse and the Big Metal Monster 我的馬和金屬大怪物

    牠突然驚嚇地跳起來,
    (牠)(突然)(驚嚇)(地)(跳起來)
    (ㄊㄚ)(ㄊㄨˊ ㄖㄢˊ)(ㄐㄧㄥ ㄒㄧㄚˋ)(ㄉㄜ˙)(ㄊㄧㄠˋ ㄑㄧˇ ㄌㄞˊ)
    (tā)(tú rán)(jīng xià)(de.)(tiào qǐ lái)
    (it)(sudden)(to terrify)(-ly)(to jump up)
    She suddenly jumped up terrified and

    • 6 min
    The To Do of 幹 versus 做 and Avoiding Harsh Swearing in Chinese

    The To Do of 幹 versus 做 and Avoiding Harsh Swearing in Chinese

    Both the sound and the character 幹 have been corrupted into a very indecorous swear word.

    • 5 min
    How to Know if You Are Confused 如何知道自己是否糊塗了

    How to Know if You Are Confused 如何知道自己是否糊塗了

    Vesta, my tutor, had been teaching me about the word 搞 ㄍㄠˇ (gǎo). It is a lot like the English word get, and we got to talking about being confused.

    • 5 min
    Looking for Your Teeth on the Floor 滿地找牙

    Looking for Your Teeth on the Floor 滿地找牙

    Putting 滿 and 地 together as 滿地 means everywhere. So 滿地找牙 can also be translated as looking everywhere for (your) teeth. When might you use this phrase? Hopefully not very often, but it can be fun to practice sentence structure with, including the use of complements.

    • 4 min
    Be Careful Who You Play Frisbee With 你要小心你跟誰玩丟擲飛盤!

    Be Careful Who You Play Frisbee With 你要小心你跟誰玩丟擲飛盤!

    A true story from my college days!

    • 6 min

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