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<p>Newbie - Movie Preference</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>A: 你喜欢看爱情片吗?</p>
<p>ni3xi3huan5kan4ai4qing2pian4ma5?</p>
<p>Do you like watching romantic films?</p>
<p> </p>
<p>B: 不,我喜欢看科幻片。</p>
<p>bu4,wo3xi3huan5kan4ke1huan4pian4。</p>
<p>No, I like ...
<p>Qing Wen - When To Use “不” bù and “没” méi?</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>: 你看了那部电影吗?-我没看。</p>
<p>ni3kan4le5na4 bu4dian4ying3ma5?wo3mei2kan4。</p>
<p>Have you seen that film? No, I haven't seen it.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 你吃了饭吗?-我没吃。</p>
<p>ni3chi1le5fan4ma5?wo3mei2chi1。</p>
<p>Have ...
<p>Newbie - This Haircut Please</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>A: 我要剪头发。</p>
<p>wo3yao4jian3tou2fa5。</p>
<p>I want a haircut</p>
<p> </p>
<p>B: 好的,想剪多短?</p>
<p>hao3 de5,xiang3jian3duo1duan3?</p>
<p>Sure, how short would you like it?</p>
<p> </p>
<p>A: 跟这张照片一样。</p>
<p>gen1zhe4zhang1zhao4pian4yi1yang4。</p>
<p>The ...
<p>Newbie - Let Me Sleep a Little Longer</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>A: 起床、起床!</p>
<p>qi3chuang2、qi3chuang2!</p>
<p>Wake up, wake up!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>B: 嗯...</p>
<p>ng4</p>
<p>eh!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>A: 起床啦!</p>
<p>qi3chuang2la5!</p>
<p>GET UP!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>B: 嗯,我还要睡啦...</p>
<p>ng4,wo3hai2yao4shui4la5</p>
<p>I ...
<p>Newbie - House Hunting</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>A: 嗯,这屋子很亮!</p>
<p>ng4,zhe4wu1zi5hen3liang4!</p>
<p>Hmm, this house is really bright!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>B: 两室一厅,厨房有煤气管道。</p>
<p>liang3shi4yi1ting1,chu2fang2you3mei2qi4guan3dao4。</p>
<p>It is a two ...
<p>Qing Wen - The Important Difference Between 需 (xū) and 须 (xū)</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>1: 需</p>
<p>xu1</p>
<p>(verb) need</p>
<p> </p>
<p>2: 须</p>
<p>xu1</p>
<p>(adverb) must</p>
<p> </p>
<p>3: 需要</p>
<p>xu1yao4</p>
<p>(verb or noun) to need or need.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>4: ...
<p>Newbie - New Breadmaker!</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>A: 我买了一台制面包机。</p>
<p>wo3mai3le5yi1tai2zhi4mian4bao1ji1。</p>
<p>I bought a bread-maker!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>B: 是做面包的机器吗?</p>
<p>shi4zuo4mian4bao1de5ji1qi4ma5?</p>
<p>A machine that makes bread?</p>
<p> ...
<p>Newbie - Want To Lose Weight?</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>A: 佳佳,你怎么吃得这么少?</p>
<p>Jia1jia5,ni3zen3me5chi1de5zhe4me5shao3?</p>
<p>Jia Jia, why are you eating so little?</p>
<p> </p>
<p>B: 我男朋友说我太胖了,我好难过。</p>
<p>wo3nan2 peng2you5shuo1wo3tai4pang4le5,wo3hao3nan2guo4。</p>
<p>My ...
<p>Qing Wen - To Accumulate 积累 (jīlěi) , 积蓄 (jīxù) and 累积 (lěijī)</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>: 积累</p>
<p>ji1lei3</p>
<p>To accumulate</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 累积</p>
<p>lei3ji1</p>
<p>To accumulate</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 通过多年的累积,他已经会说三种语言了。</p>
<p>tong1guo4duo1nian2de5lei3ji1,ta1yi3jing1hui4shuo1san1zhong3yu3yan2le5。</p>
<p>Over ...
<p>Qing Wen - Ways to say "Otherwise": 否則 (fǒuzé) 不然 (bùrán) 要不 (yào bù)</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>: 否则</p>
<p>fou3ze2</p>
<p>Otherwsie (Strong)</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 你不要跟我女朋友说话否则我会杀了你</p>
<p>ni3bu4 yao4gen1wo3nv3peng2you5shuo1hua4fou3ze2wo3hui4sha1le5ni3</p>
<p>Don't ...
<p>Qing Wen - Towards: 向 (xiàng) , 朝 (cháo) , 往 (wǎng)</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>: 不要怕,向前走!</p>
<p>bu4 yao4pa4,xiang4qian2zou3!</p>
<p>Don't be scared, keep going!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 在外滩朝东面看,可以看到东方明珠。</p>
<p>zai4Wai4tan1chao2dong1mian4kan4,ke3yi3kan4dao4Dong1fang1ming2zhu1。</p>
<p>If ...
<p>Qing Wen - Towards 向 朝 往</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>: 不要怕,向前走!</p>
<p>bu4 yao4pa4,xiang4qian2zou3!</p>
<p>Don't be scared, keep going!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 在外滩朝东面看,可以看到东方明珠。</p>
<p>zai4Wai4tan1chao2dong1mian4kan4,ke3yi3kan4dao4Dong1fang1ming2zhu1。</p>
<p>If ...
<p>Qing Wen - Life! 生活 (shēnghuó),生命 (shēngmìng),人生 (rénshēng)</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>1: 生活</p>
<p>sheng1huo2</p>
<p>Daily life.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>2: 生命</p>
<p>sheng1ming4</p>
<p>Life (biological).</p>
<p> </p>
<p>3: 人生</p>
<p>ren2sheng1</p>
<p>Lifetime.</p>
<p> ...
<p>Qing Wen - Using 赶得上 (gǎndéshàng) or 来得及 (láidéjí)</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>.: 赶得上</p>
<p>gan3de5shang4</p>
<p>to be able to catch (something).</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 来得及</p>
<p>lai2de5ji2</p>
<p>to be able to do something on time.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 别急,我们赶得上那辆公交车。</p>
<p>bie2 ...
<p>Qing Wen - To Express: 标志 (biāozhì) and 表示 (biǎoshì)</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>: 标志</p>
<p>biao1zhi4</p>
<p>sign; symbol; mark; to symbolize</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 标志上写着“请勿入内”。</p>
<p>biao1zhi4shang4xie3zhe5“qing3wu4ru4nei4”。</p>
<p>The sign ...
<p>Qing Wen - Outstanding: 出色 (chūsè) and 优秀 (yōuxiù)</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>: 出色</p>
<p>chu1se4</p>
<p>remarkable</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 优秀</p>
<p>you1xiu4</p>
<p>outstanding; excellent</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 他这次考试成绩非常出色。</p>
<p>ta1zhe4ci4kao3shi4cheng2ji4fei1chang2chu1se4。</p>
<p>His ...
<p>Qing Wen - Using 过程 (Guòchéng) and 流程 (liúchéng): Process</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>: 过程</p>
<p>guo4cheng2</p>
<p>process</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 有些植物的生长过程非常慢。</p>
<p>you3xie1zhi2wu4de5sheng1zhang3guo4cheng2fei1chang2man4。</p>
<p>Some plants have ...
<p>Qing Wen - Ways to say Interesting: 有兴趣 (yǒu xìngqù) and 有意思 (yǒuyìsi)</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>: 兴趣</p>
<p>xing4qu4</p>
<p>interest</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 有兴趣</p>
<p>you3xing4qu4</p>
<p>to be interested</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 你有兴趣去太空旅行吗?</p>
<p>ni3you3xing4qu4qu4tai4kong1lv3xing2ma5?</p>
<p>Are ...
<p>Qing Wen - To train: 训练 (xùnliàn) or 培训 (péixùn)</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>: 训练</p>
<p>xun4lian4</p>
<p>training</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 通过头脑训练我变得更聪明了。</p>
<p>tong1guo4tou2nao3xun4lian4wo3bian4de5geng4cong1ming5le5。</p>
<p>Through mental training ...
<p>Qing Wen - Using "avoid": 省得 (shěngdé) vs 以免 (yǐmiǎn)</p>
<p><br /></p>
<p>: 省得</p>
<p>sheng3de5</p>
<p>so as to save (or avoid)</p>
<p> </p>
<p>: 天好像要下雨了,记得带伞,省得到时候淋湿了。</p>
<p>tian1hao3xiang4yao4xia4yu3le5,ji4de5dai4san3,sheng3de5dao4shi2hou5lin2shi1le5。</p>
<p>It ...
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