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Learn the Chinese behind Tai Chi. In each bite sized episode, I explain the Chinese behind a popular Tai Chi term, like Parting the wild horse’s mane (episode 7) or White crane spreads its wings (episode 9).

Tai Chi Chinese Victor Wu

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Learn the Chinese behind Tai Chi. In each bite sized episode, I explain the Chinese behind a popular Tai Chi term, like Parting the wild horse’s mane (episode 7) or White crane spreads its wings (episode 9).

    15: 🐴🐎 High pat on horse | 高探马 Gāo Tàn Mǎ

    15: 🐴🐎 High pat on horse | 高探马 Gāo Tàn Mǎ

    高探马 Gāo Tàn Mǎ: High pat on horse |

    高 Gāo: Tall, high |
    高级 Gāo Jí: Senior, high-ranking |
    高层 Gāo Céng: Higher level, senior official |
    高手 Gāo Shǒu: Master, expert |
    高速 Gāo Sù: High speed |
    高血压 Gāo Xuè Yā: High blood pressure |
    高兴 Gāo Xìng: Glad, happy, cheerful |

    探 Tàn: Scout, spy, explore, stretch forward, visit |
    探索 Tàn Suǒ: Explore, seek truth |
    探讨 Tàn Tǎo: Inquire, investigate, examine |
    探访 Tàn Fǎng: Visit, visit someone’s home |
    探病 Tàn Bìng: Visit a sick person |

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    • 3 min
    14: ☁️👋 Cloud hands | 云手 Yún Shǒu

    14: ☁️👋 Cloud hands | 云手 Yún Shǒu

    云手 Yún Shǒu: Cloud hands, wave hands like clouds |

    云端 Yún Duān: Place high in the clouds |
    云端运算 Yún Duān Yùn Suàn: Cloud computing |
    云计算 Yún Jì Suàn: Cloud computing |
    云储存 Yún Chǔ Cún: Cloud storage
    云彩 Yún Cǎi: A mass or shred of cloud |
    云朵 Yún Duǒ: A mass or shred of cloud |
    云雾 Yún Wù: Clouds and mist |
    云烟 Yún Yān: Clouds and mist |
    云层 Yún Céng: Cloud layer |
    云上 Yún Shàng: Above the clouds |
    云海 Yún Hǎi: Sea of clouds |
    云集 Yún Jí: Come together, converge |
    云梯 Yún Tī: Extension ladder, firefighting ladder

    行云流水 Xíng Yún Liú Shuǐ: Free flowing, smooth like clouds and water |

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    • 3 min
    13: 🐴🐎 Single whip | 单鞭 Dān Biān

    13: 🐴🐎 Single whip | 单鞭 Dān Biān

    单 Dān: Single, only, odd, form |
    单手 Dān Shǒu: Single-handed, with one hand |
    单身 Dān Shēn: Single, unmarried |
    单亲 Dān Qīn: Single parent |
    单方面 Dān Fāng Miàn: Unilateral, single-sided |
    单独 Dān Dú: Alone, by oneself |
    打斗 Dǎ Dòu: Fight |
    单打独斗 Dān Dǎ Dú Dòu: Fight alone, work on a task by oneself |
    单车 Dān Chē: Bicycle |
    单数 Dān Shù: Odd number |
    单位 Dān Wèi: Unit, apartment unit |
    单张 Dān Zhāng: Flyer, leaflet |
    菜单 Cài Dān: Menu |

    鞭 Biān: Whip, segmented iron weapon (archaic) |
    鞭打 Biān Dǎ: Whip, thrash, flog |
    鞭策 Biān Cè: Spur on, encourage |

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    • 4 min
    12: 👋🐦 Grasp the bird’s tail | 揽雀尾 Lǎn Què Wěi

    12: 👋🐦 Grasp the bird’s tail | 揽雀尾 Lǎn Què Wěi

    揽雀尾 Lǎn Què Wěi: Grasp the bird’s tail |

    揽 Lǎn: Grasp, pull, hug, take on |
    揽抱 Lǎn Bào: Hug, embrace |
    揽权 Lǎn Quán: Seize power |
    揽客 Lǎn Kè: Attract customers |

    雀 Què: Bird, small bird |
    雀鸟 Què Niǎo : Bird, birds |
    麻雀 Má Què: Small bird, sparrow, Mahjong |
    雀巢 Què Cháo: Bird’s nest (Cantonese), Nestle company |
    鸟巢 Niǎo Cháo: Bird’s nest, Olympic stadium in Beijing |

    尾 Wěi: Tail |
    尾巴 Wěi Bā: Tail |
    尾椎骨 Wěi Zhuī Gǔ: Caudal vertebrae, tailbone |

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    • 2 min
    11: 🎶🎸Play the lute | 手挥琵琶 Shǒu Huī Pí Pá

    11: 🎶🎸Play the lute | 手挥琵琶 Shǒu Huī Pí Pá

    手挥琵琶 Shǒu Huī Pí Pá: Play the lute |

    手 Shǒu: Hand, hands, arm |

    挥 Huī: Wave, brandish, display |
    挥手 Huī Shǒu: Wave |
    挥舞 Huī Wǔ: Wave, brandish, dance |
    挥别 Huī Bié: Wave goodbye |
    挥剑 Huī Jiàn: Wave or swing a sword
    挥刀 Huī Dāo: Wave or swing a knife, saber |
    挥琴 Huī Qín: Play an instrument, usually string instrument |
    指挥 Zhǐ Huī : Direct, direct traffic, conduct an orchestra, director, conductor |

    琵琶 Pí Pá: Lute |
    批 Pī: Strike, slap, scrape |
    把 Bǎ: Hold, grasp, pull |
    枇杷 Pí Pá: Loquat |

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    • 4 min
    10: 🏃👣 Brush knee twist step | 搂膝拗步 Lǒu Xī Ào Bù

    10: 🏃👣 Brush knee twist step | 搂膝拗步 Lǒu Xī Ào Bù

    搂膝拗步 Lǒu Xī Ào Bù: Brush knee twist step |

    搂 Lǒu: Hug, embrace, drag, pull |
    搂抱 Lǒu Bào: Hug, embrace |

    膝 Xī: Knee |
    膝盖 Xī Gài : Knee |
    膝头 Xī Tóu: Knee |
    膝下 Xī Xià: At the knee (in reference to children) |

    拗 Ào: Bend, twist |
    拗断 Ào Duàn: Break by twisting |
    拗柴 Ào Chái: (Slang) Twist or sprain ankle |

    步 Bù: Step, stage |
    步行 Bù Xíng: Walk |
    步法 Bù Fǎ: Footwork (sports, dancing) |
    步伐 Bù Fá: Steps, march, pace |
    步骤 Bù Zhòu: Steps, procedure |
    步步高升 Bù Bù Gāo Shēng: Rise steadily |

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    • 4 min

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