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Chinese Characters With Multiple Pronunciations

How to pronounce “了” in Chinese? “Le” may be your only answer. But did you know that “了” can also be pronounced “liǎo”? This is one of the Chinese characters that you learn as a beginner.

In Chinese, there are some characters that have multiple pronunciations. In this infographic, we present 6 of the most common ones. We list their pronunciations, their meanings, and also provide some examples.  

 

Simplified Chinese Version

 

 

Traditional Chinese Version

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Common Blog Words in Chinese

Social media and blogs are everywhere nowadays. If you have Chinese friends or you live in China, most likely you are familiar with one of the biggest blog platforms “sina blog.”

We use sina blog as an example, and teach you about the 25 most common blog words in Chinese. So next time when you check out Chinese blogs, you’ll know how to navigate them!

 

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Chinese Tone Change Rules

There are a few cases in Chinese where you have to change the pronunciation of a certain character.

There are three main tone change rules in Chinese YOU MUST KNOW!! These are…

 

不 usually pronouns as “bù.” But it can change to “bú” when it follows by a 4th tone word.

一 pronouns as “yī.” But it can change to “yí” or “yì.”

And if you see two third tone in a row, the pronunciation of the first word will change to the second tone.

See infographic for more detail!

 

Chinese Simplified Version

 

 

Chinese Traditional Version

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HSK 2 Vocabulary (Part 11)

This is the last one of the HSK 2 Vocabulary series. I won’t call it “infographic” since I did not put any “image.”

The rest of the vocabulary are hard to find fit images/icons for them. It may cause more confusion than help. So I decided just simply group them. If you have a better idea of how to make it, we welcome your feedback! BUT, in the meantime, we FINISHED the series!!!!!!!!!!!! Hooray!!!

 

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HSK 2 Vocabulary (Part 10)

In this HSK 2 Vocabulary (Part 10) infographic, there are ~25 words. They are

正在 zhèngzài be being,

和 hé and,

因为 yīnwèi because,

所以 suǒyǐ so,

但是 dànshì but,

下 xià below,

生日 shēngrì birthday,

天气 tiānqì weather,

西瓜 xīguā watermelon,

报纸 bàozhǐ newspaper,

题 tí topic,

姓 xìng surname

下雨 xiàyǔ rain,

找 zhǎo find,

懂 dǒng understand,

完 wán finish,

红 hóng red,

白 bái white,

黑 hēi black,

晴 qíng fine weather,

阴 yīn cloudy,

错 cuò wrong.

 

 

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HSK 2 Vocabulary (Part 9)

In this HSK 2 Vocabulary (Part 9) infographic, there are ~30 words. We put these vocabulary in two groups.

 

The first group contains body motion verbs,

说话 shuōhuà speak,

来 lái come,

回 huí return,

做 zuò do,

坐 zuò sit,

住 zhù live,

走 zǒu walk,

进 jìn enter,

出 chū come,

到 dào arrive,

穿 chuān wear,

给 gěi give,

笑 xiào smile,

告诉 gàosù tell,

开始 kāishǐ begin,

帮助 bāngzhù help,

送 sòng give as a present,

想 xiǎng want,

认识 rènshi know/recognize,

知道 zhīdao know,

会 huì can.

 

The second group contains verbs,

是 shì be (am, is, are),

有 yǒu have,

叫 jiào call,

觉得 juédé think.

 

 

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HSK 2 Vocabulary (Part 8)

In this HSK 2 Vocabulary (Part 8) infographic, we’ve included ~30 HSK 2 vocabulary.

The vocabulary are “adverbs” and “adjectives,” which include

不 bù no,

很 hěn quite/very,

太 tài too,

都 dōu all/both,

非常 fēicháng very,

最 zuì most,

真 zhēn real, really,

没 méi no,

大 dà big,

小 xiǎo small,

多 duō many/much,

少 shǎo few, little,

冷 lěng cold,

热 rè hot,

好 hǎo good,

漂亮 piàoliang beautiful,

高兴 gāoxìng happy,

高 gāo tall,

忙 máng busy,

快 kuài fast,

慢 màn slow,

远 yuǎn far,

近 jìn close,

好吃 hǎochī delicioous,

累 lèi tired,

长 cháng long,

新 xīn new,

贵 guì expensive,

便宜 piányi cheap.

 

Please note:

The vocabulary in black are the vocabulary from HSK 1.

The vocabulary in blue are the NEW vocabulary from HSK 2.

 

 

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YCT 2 Vocabulary (Part 6)

This is the last infographic is the last one of this series. In this YCT 2 Vocabulary (Part 6) infographic, there are ~30 words. We put these vocabulary in three groups.

 

The first group contains body motion verbs,

去 qù to go,

来 lái to come,

做 zuò to do,

坐 zuò to sit,

买 mǎi to buy,

画 huà to draw,

说话 shuōhuà to speak,

玩 wán to play,

学习 xuéxí to study,

睡觉 shuìjiào to sleep,

起床 qǐchuáng to get up,

打电话 dǎ diànhuà to call,

认识 rènshi to know.

 

The second group contains verbs,

是 shì to be,

有 yǒu to have,

看 kàn to see;to watch,

叫 jiào to be;to call,

觉得 juéde to think.

 

And the last group are the rest of the vocabulary from YCT 2,

和 hé and,

比 bǐ than,

吗 ma for question,

了 le for grammar,

呢 ne for question

会 huì can,

要 yào have;need,

可以 kěyǐ can.

 

 

Please note:

The vocabulary in black are the vocabulary from YCT 1.

The vocabulary in blue are the NEW vocabulary from YCT 2.

 

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把 (bǎ) Sentence

One of the most “popular” Chinese grammar is the “把 sentence.” This grammar is confusing for some learners since you can’t find this grammar in English.

The basic Chinese sentence structure is S V O (Subject – Verb – Object).

However, when using a “把 sentence,” you place the Object before the Verb. So the sentence structure becomes S 把 O V. So, at this point, you can see that the S V O structure is not for all situations.

When should you use the “把 sentence?”

  • When the situation focuses on the result of an action.
  • When the situation focuses on the influence of an action.
  • When you would like to describe what happened to the object with more details (The object is already known or have been mentioned before).

Check out the infographic for more details and examples.

 

Simplified Chinese Version

 

 

Traditional Chinese Version

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Common Email Vocabulary In Chinese

Here is another topic that almost all of us will encounter daily, and that is “email.”

We have included about 20 of the most common email-related vocabulary in this infographic.

They are,

邮箱  yóuxiāng Email

写信  xiě xìn Compose

收信  shōu xìn Get new messages

联系人/通讯录 liánxì rén/tōngxùn lù Contacts

收件箱  shōu jiàn xiāng Inbox

资料夹  zīliàojiá Folder

已发送  yǐ fāsòng Sent

垃圾箱  lèsè xiāng Junk

发送  fāsòng Send

存草稿  cún cǎogǎo Save draft

收件人  shōu jiàn rén To:

主题  zhǔtí Subject

附件  fùjiàn Attachment

正文/内容 zhèngwén/nèiróng Content

删除 shānchú Delete

转寄 zhuǎn jì Forward

 

 

Simplified Chinese Version

 

 

Traditional Chinese Version

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