July 2011 Blog Posts (10)

The different replies with 好 hǎo in Chinese

I decided to write this post because I was getting confused with the different ways of using 好 hǎo to reply in Chinese.  

It wasn't so much that I was slow to reply but rather I would say the most recent 好+ word that I had heard as a response and I was not really taking into account the…


Added by Brandon on July 31, 2011 at 5:00pm — 24 Comments

5 Chinese business & financial media stories from the previous week (25-30/07/11)

Stories for this week - each post has an article summary and/or a selection of business Chinese vocabulary.  

You can also join the Learn Business Chinese Group here on StudyMoreChinese.…


Added by Shlomo Freund on July 31, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Business Chinese article for 25-Jul-11. HNA Group invests US$ 25 million to cargo carrier in Europe.

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Added by Shlomo Freund on July 25, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Recognizing small differences in characters - "Sweat the little things"

Well, they are really "little", I mean the nuances of the characters in each following set that I've collected in my notebook. But, in fact, they did make me "sweat" for quite a little time. 


- The first set:

田 [tián] field

由 [yóu] oil

申 [shēn] express

甲 [jiǎ] shell/armour


- The second set:

百 [bǎi] hundred

目 [mù] eye

日 [rì] day

自 [zì] oneself

白 [bái] white


- The third set:



Added by Stuffedtuna on July 22, 2011 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

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Daily Expressions Ⅱ (Chinese & English)

I found these daily expressions on my renren page and I really hope this helps!


1. I beg your pardon?

  请再说一遍 qǐng zài shuō yī biàn. (or我没有听清wǒ méi yǒu…


Added by Zhang Wenzhuo on July 20, 2011 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

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Several new groups of people in China with interesting names

In China there are several new words to call some new groups of people. 啃老族,闪婚族,月光族,丁克族,毕婚族!Now I'm gonna explain them one by one!




Added by Zhang Wenzhuo on July 17, 2011 at 8:30pm — 11 Comments

3 ways to say 'but' in Chinese - difference between 不过 bù guò - 可是 kě shì - 但是 dàn shì

I have heard several different ways to say 'but' in Chinese and asked my teacher to explain the different ways that they are used.  

The easiest way to represent the difference is like this: (or…


Added by Brandon on July 16, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

How to say Duh in Chinese

Don't worry, that's my teacher's handwriting.


I like this simple phrase because of how many speakers pronounce it.  Often when I hear it, they emphasize the 'de' on the end and it ends up sounding just like how 'Duh' is spoken in English.


It also means basically the…


Added by Brandon on July 7, 2011 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Playing Golf - Dǎ gāoěrfū qiú - 打高尔夫球 - Chinese vocabulary & sentences

*Can you play golf?

Nǐ huì dǎ gāoěrfū ma?  -  你 会 打 高尔夫 吗?

Nǐ  -  你  =  you

huì  -  会  =  can

dǎ  -  打  =  play

gāoěrfū  -  高尔夫  =  golf


*Shall we play golf together tomorrow?

Míngtiān wǒmen yīqǐ dǎ gāoěrfū, hǎo ma?  -  明天 我们 一起 打 高尔夫, 好吗?

Míngtiān  -  明天  =  tomorrow

yīqǐ  -  一起  =…


Added by Artech on July 3, 2011 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Weather in Chinese - Tiānqì - 天气

Vocabulary and example sentences for talking about the weather in Mandarin Chinese.


Clear  =  Qíng  -   晴

Cloudy  =  Duōyún  -  多云

Rainy  =  Yǔ  -  雨

Snow  =  Xuě  -  雪


* Is it hot today outside?

Jīntiān wàimian rè bù rè?   -   今天外面热不热 ?

Jīntiān -今天  = today

wàimian  -  外面…


Added by Artech on July 3, 2011 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

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