A secret of the life (Medium Level)

A SECRET OF THE LIFE ∞ 30 years ago, a young man left his hometown to explore his prospect. In order to ask for some advice, the first stop of his exploration was… Continue reading

I would be back (Advanced Level)

I WOULD BE BACK ∞ I would be back The famous American host Linklater was interviewing a child, asking him: ”what will you do when you grow up?” The child answered innocently:” um…I… Continue reading

A millimeter more (Advanced Level)

A MILLIMETER MORE  ∞ There was a toothpaste factory providing qualified and exquisitely packaged products which were deeply loved by the customers. The sales rate had been climbing continuously in 10 years, with… Continue reading

The interpretation of Dreams (Medium Level)

THE INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS ∞ In Chinese culture, “dream” has the functions to foresee the future, also to communicate with spirits. Therefore, Chinese likes “oneirocritic” (to interpret dreams). For example, a dream of… Continue reading

Rooms of the house (Learn Chinese)

ROOMS OF THE HOUSE ∞ ke`ting- (ke4ting1) = LIVING ROOM fan`ting- (fan4ting1) = DINING ROOM wo`shi` (wo4shi4) = BEDROOM shu-fang´ (shu1fang2)  = STUDY ROOM wei`sheng-jian-   //   xiˇshouˇjian- = BATHROOM Chúfáng  chu´fang´ (chu2fang2)… Continue reading

This year, Next Year (Learn Chinese)

THIS YEAR, NEXT YEAR ∞ Qian´nian´ (qian2 nian2) = TWO YEARS AGO Qu`nian´ (qu4nian2) = LAST YEAR Jin-nian´ (jin1 nian2) = THIS YEAR Ming´nian´ (ming2 nian2)  = NEXT YEAR Hou`nian´ (hou4 nian2) = IN TWO… Continue reading

This week, Last Month (Learn Chinese)

THIS WEEK/ LAST MONTH The rule: (LAST/THIS/NEXT) + WEEK shang`ge` xing- qi- (Shang4ge4 Xing1qi1)= LAST WEEK zhe`ge` xing-qi- (Zhe4ge4 Xing1qi1) = THIS WEEK xia`ge` xing-qi-  (Xia4ge4 Xing1qi1)= NEXT WEEK The rule: (LAST/THIS/NEXT) +… Continue reading

Professions (Learn Chinese)

PROFESSIONS ∞ laoˇshi-  = TEACHER lü`shi-   = LAWYER fu´wu`yuan´  = WAITER ji`zheˇ  = JOURNALIST jia-ting´zhuˇfu`  = HOUSEWIFE shou`huo`yuan´   = DEPENDENT jing-liˇ  = MANAGER gong-ren´  = WORKER mi`shu-   = SECRETARY ∞ Niˇ zuo` shen´me gong-zuo`? = WHAT IS YOUR JOB? Gong-zuo` =… Continue reading

Relationship Status (Learn Chinese)

RELATIONSHIP STATUS hun-yin- zhuang`kuang` = RELATIONSHIP STATUS wei`hun-  SINGLE jie´hun- = MARRIED li´hun-  = DIVORCED ∞ EXAMPLES: Woˇde hun-yin- zhuang`kuang`shi jie’hun- = MY RELATIONSHIP STATUS IS MARRIED Woˇde hun-yin- zhuang`kuang`shi wei`hun- dan`shi`woˇ youˇ yi- ge` er´nüˇ  = MY RELATIONSHIP… Continue reading

Smart little guy (Medium Level)

SMART LITTLE GUY ∞ ENGLISH My hands are smaller There was a boy. One day the boy’ mother took him and went to shop in a grocery store. The owner of the store… Continue reading