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several Chinese verbs for playing music instruments

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Dear friends,
We will introduce some Chinese verbs (characters) for "play" the music instruments like piano (keyboard), guitar, violin, and wind instruments. For examples: 

play piano 彈鋼琴, play guitar 彈吉他, play violin 拉小提琴, play the flute 吹笛子, etc. Please watch the following video for the lesson today:


The 1st verb:
play keyboard instrument
彈 tán
play piano 彈鋼琴 tán gāng-qín
彈(play) + 鋼琴(piano)

The example phrase:
She plays the piano very well. 她很會彈鋼琴 Tā hěn huì tán gāng-qín
她(she) + 很會(very good at) + 彈鋼琴(play piano)
the adverb:
very good at something 很會 hěn huì
很(very) + 會(able, know how)
Please check the analysis of the phrases and vocabulary of this lesson via my site: http://www.chinese-word.com/lessons/lesson-55.html

The 2nd verb:
pluck or play string instrument 彈 tán
play guitar 彈吉他 tán jí-tā
彈(play) + 吉他(guitar)
note: the 1st and 2nd verbs are the same character 彈(tán) which is generally used when "pluck, play" stringed instruments with fingers or plectrum.
The example phrase:

正在 in process of action and location

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Dear friends,
Here is the 2-character modern Chinese word 正在(in process of certain action and location) for this lesson. We are going to learn this word from some example phrases. Please watch the following video instruction for the lesson today:

Let's study the first phrase:
They are working.
他們正在工作 Tā-men zhèng-zài gōng-zuò
他們(they) + 正在(in process of) + 工作(work)
the 2-character word:
they 他們 tā-men
is noun of a group of people
and the 2-character word:
work 工作 gōng-zuò
can be used as a verb "work" or noun "job, work"
Now here is the 2-character word:
in process of 正在 zhèng-zài
when  正在 + verb, it's just like "be + verb+ing" in English.
for example:
正在(in process of) + 工作(work)
is like "be + working" the Present Progressive Tense in English sentence.

So far we only introduce the action of the 正在(in process of), and it could also contain the function of a location adverb 在(zài  at, in, on) which is always the same character and pronunciation i…

some quotes about dreams, happiness, challenges and faith

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Dear friends,
We are going to learn some quotes with the 2-character Chinese words like 夢想(dreams), 堅持(insist), 分享(share), 快樂(happiness), 朋友(friends), 挑戰(challenge), 勇敢(brave), 信念(faith), 克服(overcome)...etc. Please watch the following video for the lesson today:

The first phrase:
pursuit of dreams
追求夢想 zhuī-qiú mèng-xiǎng
追求(pursue) + 夢想(dream)
the 2-character Chinese verb:
pursue 追求 zhuī-qiú
追(chase) + 求(request)
and the 2-character Chinese noun (also verb):
dream 夢想 mèng-xiǎng
夢(dream) + 想(think)
Please check the analysis of phrases and vocabulary of this lesson via my database site: http://www.chinese-word.com/lessons/lesson-53.html

Let's extend the phrase:
Insist on the pursuit of dreams continuously. 堅持繼續追求夢想 Jiān-chí jì-xù zhuī-qiú mèng-xiǎng
堅持(insist) + 繼續(continue) + 追求(pursue) + 夢想(dream)
the 2-character Chinese verb:
insist 堅持 jiān-chí
and the 2-character Chinese verb or adverb:
continue, continuously 繼續 jì-xù
note: about the Chinese adverb, somehow it doesn't change the 2-ch…

princess公主, prince王子, witch巫婆, angel天使

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Dear friends,
Here is the Chinese lesson today, we are going to learn the Be verb 是(is, was) with the subjects 他(he) and 她(she). Please watch the following video for the example phrases:

The first phrase 1-1:
She is a princess.
她是公主 Tā shì gōng-zhǔ

她(she) + 是(is) + 公主(princess)
she
她 tā
is 是 shì
princess 公主 gōng-zhǔ

note: the subject 她(she) is a modern Chinese version, it was appeared in the modern Chinese translation from the western literature, the female subject SHE. In classic Chinese literature there were not much (even none) forms for male and female format nouns and other related verb variations as in English, French or other western languages.
note2: the Be verb 是(is) could be also used as a plural form as "are" in English, or the past tense "was, were" in English. This part of Chinese grammar is quite simple, not much plurality of past tense should be emphasized like the western languages, kind of ambiguous. Isn't it? For example: the Chinese phrase 他(he)是我…

funny好笑, touching感人, comfortable舒服, satisfied滿意

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Dear friends,
The video lesson today is about some 2-character Chinese adjective words: 好笑(funny), 感人(touching), 舒服(comfortable), and 滿意(satisfied), those adjective words combining with the adverb character 很(very), and turn to be 很好笑(very funny), 很感人(very touching), 很舒服(very comfortable), and 很滿意(very satisfied). Please watch the following video for the lesson today:


The first phrase:
very funny
很好笑 hěn hǎo-xiào
很(very) + 好笑(funny)
the 2-character word:
funny 好笑 hǎo-xiào
好(quite) + 笑(laugh)
Let's extend the phrase:
This joke is very funny. 這個笑話很好笑 Zhè-ge xiào-huà hěn hǎo-xiào
這個(this one) + 笑話(joke) + 很(very) + 好笑(funny)
the 2-character word:
joke 笑話 xiào-huà
笑(laugh) + 話(talks)
Please check the analysis of the phrase and vocabulary of this lesson via my database site:
http://www.chinese-word.com/lessons/lesson-51.html

The second phrase:
very touching 很感人 hěn gǎn-rén
很(very) + 感人(touching)
the 2-character word:
touching 感人 gǎn-rén
which is the combination of 2 words:
感動(to move; to touch) + …

like喜歡, scare, afraid怕, dislike討厭

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Dear friends:
Here is the lesson today, and we are going to learn some Chinese words like 喜歡(like), 怕(scare, afraid), 討厭(dislike). Please watch the following video for this lesson:



The first phrase:
monkey eating banana
猴子吃香蕉 hóu-zi chī xiāng-jiāo
猴子(monkey) + 吃(eat) + 香蕉(banana)
for the 2-character modern Chinese word 猴子(monkey), it's 猴(monkey) + 子(suffix), this character 子 is a suffix for a small piece or as a nickname, added after a noun, like 椅子(chair), 桌子(table), 筷子(chopsticks), 猴子(monkey), 獅子(lion).


Let's make the phrase much longer:
Monkeys like to eat bananas.
猴子喜歡吃香蕉 Hóu-zi xǐ-huān chī xiāng-jiāo
猴子(monkey) + 喜歡(like) + 吃(eat) + 香蕉(banana)
like 喜歡 xǐ-huān
Please check the analysis of the phrases and vocabulary of this lesson via my database site: http://www.chinese-word.com/lessons/lesson-50.html

The second phrase:
cats chasing mice 貓追老鼠 māo zhuī lǎo-shǔ
貓(cat) + 追(chase) + 老鼠(mouse)
note: about the 2-character modern Chinese word 老鼠(mouse), it's 老(prefix) + 鼠(mouse), the cha…

puppy小狗,big dog大狗, kitten小貓,old cat老貓, children小孩,adult大人, people人,old people老人

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Dear friends,
Here is the newest lesson. We are going to learn some 2-character words 小狗(puppy, little dog), 大狗(big dog), 小孩(children), 大人(adult), 小貓(kitten, little cat), 老貓(old cat), and 老人(old people), which combined with the adjective characters 小(little), 大(big), and 老(old) with nouns 狗(dog), 貓(cat), and 人(people). Please watch the following video for the lesson:


The first phrase:
When the puppy grows up and becomes a big dog.
小狗長大變大狗 Xiǎo gǒu zhǎng dà biàn dà gǒu
puppy 小狗 xiǎo gǒu
小狗(puppy) = 小(little) + 狗(dog)
big dog 大狗 dà gǒu
大狗(big dog) = 大(big) + 狗(dog)
grow up 長大 zhǎng dà
長大(grow up) = 長(grow) + 大(big)
become 變 biàn
so the whole sentence:

When the puppy grows up and becomes a big dog.
小狗長大變大狗 Xiǎo gǒu zhǎng dà biàn dà gǒu
小狗(puppy) + 長大(grow up) + 變(become) + 大狗(big dog)
Please check the analysis of the phrases and vocabulary of this lesson via my database site: http://www.chinese-word.com/lessons/lesson-49.html


The second phrase:
When the kitten is getting old and then becoming an ol…