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What are the different types of 水 water.?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Seraph Ching Mar 11, 2013. 5 Replies

What are the different definitions for water in Chinese?I know of 冰水, 开水, 白水, 温水, 全矿水 but still wonder on the exact differences. Does 温水 imply the water was boiled before? What is the different…Continue

 

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Tyson replied to Brandon's discussion New Members - What is a word that you have learned recently?
"Actually 马虎 is careless. 马马虎虎 means so-so."
May 16, 2016
Tyson replied to Sean O'Reilly's discussion How to use 被 bèi correctly
"http://resources.allsetlearning.com/chinese/grammar/Bei_sentence I find 被 is kind of like "by" in English, like "he was caught *by* the police".  Except it's more like "he by police caught".  The…"
Sep 11, 2013
Tyson replied to Brandon's discussion New Members - What is a word that you have learned recently?
"I learned the Chinese for the planets in the solar system.  水星 - shuǐ xīng - Mercury - "Water star" 金星 - jīn xīng - Venus - "Gold star" (or metal star) 地球 - dì qiú - Earth - "Dirt ball" (ok…"
Aug 14, 2013
Tyson replied to Brandon's discussion What interested you most about learning Chinese (originally)?
"Hahaha we at least someone is honest.  On career - just be sure that you have some skills *and* Chinese.  Lot of people come to China to study Chinese and find that if your skillset is just Chinese, well, there are a lot of…"
Aug 13, 2013
Tyson replied to Brandon's discussion New Members - What is a word that you have learned recently?
"I've heard lots of people using 小朋友 to address (or discuss) children. To me it sounds playful, not sure if Chinese people intend it to be.  Usually have a smile on their face when they use it though."
Jul 23, 2013
Tyson replied to sikora's discussion How to say "to want" in Chinese - 要 "yao" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"Do you want to eat fried rice or not? 你要不要吃炒饭 What do you want to do? 你要做什么? I want to go to the mall tomorrow. 明天我要去购物广场。 I don't want to keep on walking.  Let's take a taxi. 我不要继续走。我们打车吧。"
Jul 6, 2013
Tyson commented on JayLatarche's blog post My Daily Chinese Study Routine.
"Thanks for sharing, I haven't seen the 3800 sentences link before, going to look and see if there is useful stuff in there for me. I have a routine as well.  I spend around 1 hour a day doing revision (using Anki and Skritter).  And I…"
Jul 6, 2013
Tyson replied to Jaycee's discussion Graduate Chinese teacher offering Mandarin teaching at summer vacation or after that
"Hi Jaycee, What city are you in?  What campus are you nearby?  "
Jun 27, 2013
Tyson replied to Brandon's discussion New Members - What is a word that you have learned recently?
"I just learned 不干不净,吃了没病 (bùgān bùjìng chīle méibìng) from ChinesePod and used it with my teacher later in the day.  Hilarity ensued as this is a popular expression. This means basically "Eat food…"
May 29, 2013
Tyson replied to Brandon's discussion Is there a wrong way to learn Chinese?
"Interestingly most of the responses so far are recommendation on what does work.  I have started learning Chinese 4 times (ages 12-16, 28, 31-32, and now 37+) so here are some things I found do not work (at least for me): 1. Learning without…"
May 28, 2013
Tyson replied to Brandon's discussion What do you think about this TED talk on Chinese Characters?
"I find that there are rarely characters I see in daily life that I haven't studied, and 80% of the time I remember them.  The thing is, it's often very slow, but it speeds up over time. There are quite a few characters I don't…"
May 27, 2013
Tyson replied to Brandon's discussion What do you think about this TED talk on Chinese Characters?
"I did simplified (am still doing but at 2900 now so nearly done)."
May 26, 2013
Tyson replied to Brandon's discussion What do you think about this TED talk on Chinese Characters?
"Well, hate to keep saying it, but actually Heisig does this pretty well.  Pictograms, radicals and components (phonetic or not - as long as they look the same) are used in a method that will have one recognizing (but not quite reading out…"
May 23, 2013
Tyson replied to Brandon's discussion What do you think about this TED talk on Chinese Characters?
"I looked into this a little more - check out the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ShaoLanChineasy There's some more to it than the video shows, and the system seems to be emerging on that page.  I do like the early use of…"
May 20, 2013
Tyson replied to Brandon's discussion What do you think about this TED talk on Chinese Characters?
"The Good stuff:  Great that she associates Chinese with easy instead of hard.  We need more of this. Nice graphics/design.  Like the example on chineasy.com of a linked story bringing the characters together.  I build these…"
May 20, 2013
Tyson replied to sikora's discussion Finding Good Chinese/English Comics
"All depends on your reading level I think. I haven't tried Dim Sum, but I bought the Chinese Picture Book Reader and the dinosaur / steampunk book content for a couple of bucks.  It was OK but I could read most of it without any…"
May 10, 2013

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