Archive | July, 2013

Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 250 – 戒 Jiè ; give up; drop; stop

. Vocabulary Builder 戒 Jiè 3 give up; drop; stop: 戒烟 Jièyān give up smoking . 戒酒 Jiè jiǔ stop drinking 戒毒 Jièdú (动) give up drugs; abstain from drugs: 你还是戒烟吧,吸烟对身体不好 Nǐ háishì jièyān ba, xīyān duì shēntǐ bù hǎo You had better quit smoking. It’s harmful to your health. 医生叫他戒烟 Yīshēng jiào tā jièyān […]

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 249 – 弄 Nòng ; do; make; handle; manage; get:; 2 play with; meddle with:

. Vocabulary Builder 弄 Nòng 1 (动) do; make; handle;  manage; get: 你在这儿弄什么? Nǐ zài zhè’er nòng shénme? What are you up to here? 你把我弄糊涂了 Nǐ bǎ wǒ nòng hútúle You’ve made me confused. 弄 Nòng 2 play with; meddle with: 小孩子爱弄沙土 Xiǎo háizi ài nòng shātǔ Children like to play with sand 弄 Nòng […]

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 248 -廾Gǒng; ( a component, which means both hand below, today use 拱)

. Vocabulary Builder 廾 Gǒng ( a component, which means both hand below, today use 拱) 拱 Gǒng 1 (动) 1 join hands: 拱手 Gǒngshǒu make an obeisance by joining hands with one’s forearms slightly raised 形似字 Xíngsì zì The Characters similar in Shape 开 Kāi 1 ( 动) open: 升 Shēng 1 (动)  move […]

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 247 – 孰 Shú who; which (same as 熟)

. Vocabulary Builder 孰 Shú 1 ( 代)(书) who; which: 人非圣贤, 孰能无过? Rén fēi shèngxián, shú néng wúguò?  Not everybody is a sage.  Who can be entirely free from error? 孰 Shú 2 what: 是可忍, 孰不可忍? Shì kě rěn, shú bùkě rěn? If this can be tolerated, what cannot? 形似字 Xíngsì zì The Characters similar […]

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 246 – 艺 Yì; skill ; 2 art:

. . Vocabulary Builder 艺 Yì 1 (名) skill : 球艺 Qiúyì skill in a ball game 艺 Yì 2 art: 文艺 Wényì art and literature 艺人 Yìrén 1 (名) actor or artist ( in local drama, storytelling, acrobatics, etc. ) 艺人 Yìrén 2 artisan; handicraftsman 艺术 Yìshù 1 (名) art : 艺术风格 Yìshù fēnggé […]

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 245 – 执 Zhí ; hold; grasp

. Vocabulary Builder 执 Zhí 1 ( 动) hold; grasp: 执笔 Zhíbǐ do the writing 执 Zhí 2 take charge of; manage 执 Zhí 3 persist: 各执一词 Gè zhí yī cí Different people tell different stories. or Different people hold different views. 执笔 Zhíbǐ (动) write ; do the actual writing 执法 Zhífǎ (动) enforce […]

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 244 – 丸 Wán; ball; pellet ; 2 pill; bolus:

This is another character distorted!  From a hoding position to a BALL! Too abstract! Vocabulary Builder 丸 Wán 1 ball; pellet 丸 Wán 2 pill; bolus: 药丸 Yàowán pill (of Chinese medicine) 弹丸 Dànwán (名) 1 pellet; bullet 弹丸 Dànwán (名) 2 a small bit of land: 弹丸之地 Dànwán zhī dì a tiny little place […]

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 243 – 伊 ( same as 尹) he or she

.   Vocabulary Builder 伊 Yī he or she 伊斯兰教 Yīsīlán jiào (名) Islam; Islamism: 伊斯兰教徒 Yīsīlán jiàotú Moslem 木乃伊 Mùnǎiyī (名) mummy Learn Chinese Online, Anywhere You Can!  Join our daily FREE blogs and making daily progress with us.

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Origin of Chinese Characters 说文解字 242 – 肃 Sù ; solemn; respectful

Vocabulary Builder 肃 Sù 1 ( 形) respectful 肃 Sù 2 solemn: 严肃 Yánsù solemn; serious; grave 肃静 Sùjìng (形) solemn and silent 肃立 Sùlì (动) stand at attention: 严肃的口气 Yánsù de kǒuqì a serious tone. Learn Chinese Online, Anywhere You Can!  Join our daily FREE blogs and making daily progress with us.

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