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Just add a comment below with a Chinese word that you learned recently.
"I just had my first class so we learned Ni Hao, hello" or "I listened to a Chinese podcast a few days where I learned Robot 机器人 jī qì rén"
You can use pinyin or characters, whichever is better for your level. If you want to look up the word to make sure you have it right you can use www.dianhuadictionary.com
So what is a word that have you learned recently?
My Chinese friend taught me one I cannot forget recently which is broccoli: 绿色的西兰花 Lǜsè de xī lánhuā. Something else I might add is that she says that 'me' (e.g. 什么) is most often pronounced as mo (at least in Beijing).
well I've learnt lots of chinese new words maybe about 80 . but the one i like is : 秦始皇 qin2 shi3 huang2
whom was the first emperor of Qin dynasty and also the firs emperor of China!
the other one was : 蒙恬 meng2 tian2 . which is a proper name who was a general in Qin dynasty , it is said about him that he was the inventor of pen = 毛笔 mao2 bi3
inventor : 发明家 fa1 ming2 jia1
你来我往。actually a phrase and not one word. initialy,the meaning was a big crowd of people come and go .like in a crowdy place (market etc).now it is not being used in this meaning any more.now,the meaning is two people,or two companies,or animal or whatever,doing the same action for each other.it is like coming and going in two opposite direction but not on foot but in their actions.for example,when they meet in a restaurant,once one invites and the next time the other.also,one comes to visit the other and bring him present and next time the other doeas the same.also for the negative sense.two people shouting at each other.one shouts something and then the other souts in response and so on.
an example: 来跟朋友相帮合作需要懂你来我往
for the initial meaning the chinese people use the expression:人来人往。for example:
I learnt Duōshao qián? Which means how much, and is pretty much vital with the Tricycle Men all charging us different extremes of rates for exactly the same journey each day :)
Dajia nimen that mean hi you all..
new word for me is "fúwùyuán hope i spelled that correctly.
ni hao,dajia hao,xiexie, dasuan,yezi
your Chinese pingyin is good, jia you!
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