Archive | April, 2013

Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 159 – 甘 Gān-sweet; pleasant; willingly; of one ‘s own accord

  甘 Gān  1 sweet; pleasant: 甘泉 Gānquán sweet spring water 甘 Gān 2  willingly; of one ‘s own accord 甘拜下风 Gānbàixiàfēng  candidly acknowledge one’s inferiority; willingly yield to sb. ‘s superior knowledge or skill 甘苦 Gānkǔ (名) 1 joys and sorrows: 同甘共苦 Tónggāngòngkǔ share the joys and sorrows 甘苦 Gānkǔ 2 hard ships and […]

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 158 – 口 Kǒu mouth; opening; entrance; cut; hole

  口 Kǒu 1 (名 ) 1 mouth 口 Kǒu 2 opening; entrance; mouth 河口 Hékǒu the mouth of a river 入口 Rùkǒu entrance. 瓶口 Píng kǒu the mouth of a bottle 口 Kǒu 3 cut; hole: 伤口 Shāngkǒu wound; cut. 衣服撕破了个口 Yīfú sī pòle gè kǒu  tear a hole in one’s jacket 口岸 Kǒu’àn (名) port: 通商口岸 […]

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 157 – 息 Xi ; breath

  息 Xi 1 (名) breath: 屏息 Bǐngxí hold one’s breath 息 Xi 2 news: 消息 Xiāoxi (名) news; information: 信息 Xìnxī news about sb. or sth.; information 息 Xi 3 interest: 利息 Lìxí interest 无息贷款 Wú xi dàikuǎn interest-free loan 息 Xi 4 rest: 安息 Ānxí sleep. 作息时间表 Zuòxí shíjiān biǎo timetable; programme 息 […]

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 156 – 鼻 Bí nose

  鼻 Bí nose 鼻儿 Bí er 1 a hole in an article, utensil, etc. large enough for sth. to  pass; eye: 针鼻儿 Zhēn bí er the eye of a needle. 门鼻儿 Mén bí er bolt staple 鼻儿 Bí er 2  whistle 鼻孔 Bíkǒng nostril 鼻梁 Bíliáng bridge of the nose 鼻腔 Bíqiāng nasal cavity […]

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Testimony-How the stududent feel the online Classroom and Our Teaching Approach

Thanks for the online lesson this morning, David. On the whole the online thing is amazing and impressive! I can consider my self techno savvy now. Haha! I like the individual attention suited to my personl needs and level, it was intensive and focused. I derive immense satisfaction and I throughly enjoyed this morning’s lesson…. […]

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 155 – 臭 Chòu; smelly; stinking; foul:

  臭 Chòu 1 smelly; stinking; foul: 臭鸡蛋 Chòu jīdàn a rotten egg 臭 Chòu 2 disgusting: 摆臭架子 Bǎi chòu jiàzi put on lousy airs 臭虫 Chòuchóng (名)bedbug 臭骂 Chòumà (动) curse angrily : 挨了一顿臭骂 Āile yī dùn chòumà get a dressing down 臭名昭著 Chòumíng zhāozhù notorious; infamous 臭气 Chòu qì (名) bad smell; stink […]

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 154 – 自 Zì oneself; one’s own:

A person pointing to his nose to mean ” it is me!” ” Myself!” . Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 154 – 自 Zì oneself; one’s own:  Vocabulary Builder 自 Zì 1 oneself; one’s own: 自问 Zìwèn ask oneself. 自画像 Zìhuàxiàng self-portrait. 自食其果 Zìshíqíguǒ reap what one has sown; lie on the bed you have […]

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 153 – 聋 Lóng ; deaf; hard of hearing

  聋 Lóng (形) deaf; hard of hearing 聋哑 Lóng yǎ (形) deaf and dumb; deafmute. 聋哑人 Lóng yǎ rén deaf-mute 聋子 Lóngzi (名) a deaf person 又聋又哑 Yòu lóng yòu yǎ deaf and dumb; deaf-mute 震耳欲聋 Zhèn’ěryùlóng deafening; ear-splitting

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 152 – 联 Lián unite; join; relate:

  联 Lián 1 (动) unite; join; relate: 联产责任制 Lián chǎn zérèn zhì output-related responsibility system 联 Lián 2 (名) antithetical couplet: 春联 Chūnlián Spring Festival couplet 联邦 Liánbāng (名) federation; commonwealth: 联邦共和国 Liánbāng gònghéguó federal republic. 联邦调查局 Liánbāng diàochá jú the (U. S.) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). 英联邦 Yīng liánbāng  the British Commonwealth […]

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 151 – 圣 Shèng sage; saint; holy; sacred

  圣 Shèng 1 (名) sage; saint 圣 Shèng 2 (形) holy; sacred 圣 Shèng 3 of the emperor; imperial: 圣上 Shèngshàng His or Her Majesty 圣诞 Shèngdàn (名) the birthday of Jesus Christ 圣诞老人 Shèngdàn lǎorén Santa Claus. 圣诞节 Shèngdàn jié Christmas Day. 圣诞节前夕 Shèngdàn jié qiánxī Christmas Eve. 圣诞卡 Shèngdànkǎ Christmas card; Xmas […]

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