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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…

roadside路邊, riverside河邊, seaside海邊, lakeside湖邊

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Dear friends,
Here is the newest lesson today, and we are going to learn the Chinese character 邊(side), which will induce several 2-character words for location, like 路邊(roadside), 河邊(riverside), 海邊(seaside), and 湖邊(lakeside). Please watch the video of the following lesson:

The first phrase:
by the roadside
在路邊 zài lù biān
在(at) + 路(road) + 邊(side)
Here the 2-character word:
roadside 路邊 lù biān
路邊(roadside) = 路(road) + 邊(side)

We may extend the phrase into a longer version:
standing by the roadside
站在路邊 zhàn zài lù biān
站(stand) + 在(at) + 路邊(roadside)

Let's keep extending to a longer phrase: 
standing by the roadside and waiting for someone 站在路邊等人 zhàn zài lù biān děng rén
站(stand) + 在(at) + 路邊(roadside) + 等人(waiting for someone)
等人(waiting for someone) = 等(wait) + 人(people)

Please check the analysis of the phrases and vocabulary of this lesson via my database site:
http://www.chinese-word.com/lessons/lesson-48.html

The second phrase:
at the riverside 在河邊 zài hé biān
在(at) + 河(river) + 邊(side)

in the house 在屋裡, on the tree 在樹上

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Dear friends, 
Here is the lesson today, we will keep learning the locating adverb 在(at, on, in) along with related adverbs 裡(inside), 上(above), 中(inside). Please watch the following video for these phrases:



The first phrase:
in the house
在屋裡 zài wū lǐ
在(in) + 屋(house) + 裡(inside)
note: the idiom case 在(in) + somewhere + 裡(inside) is to locate something inside somewhere. 
stay in the house 待在屋裡 dāi zài wū lǐ
待(stay) + 在(in) + 屋(house) + 裡(inside)
the piggy staying in the house 小豬待在屋裡 xiǎo zhū dāi zài wū lǐ
小豬(piggy) = 小(little) + 豬(pig)
小豬(piggy) + 待(stay) + 在(in) + 屋(house) + 裡(inside)

Please check the analysis of the phrases and vocabulary of this lesson via my database site: http://www.chinese-word.com/lessons/lesson-47.html

The second phrase:
on the tree 在樹上 zài shù shàng
在(on) + 樹(tree) + 上(above)
note: the idiom case 在(on) + somewhere + 上(above) is to locate something on somewhere. 
standing on the tree 站在樹上 zhàn zài shù shàng
站(stand) + 在(on) + 樹(tree) + 上(above)

little bird standing on the tr…

on the table 在桌子上, on the chair 在椅子上

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Dear friends,
Sorry about the delay of this lesson. I have been hospitalized for one week and resting few days at home. Well, here is the new video today, and we are going to learn the Chinese locating adverb 在(on, at) and 上(above), 下(under), and 旁(beside). Please watch the following video:

The first phrase is:
on the table
在桌子上 zài zhuō-zi shàng
在(on) + 桌子(table) + 上(above)
note: the 2-character Chinese word 桌子(table) is a modern Chinese word, it's 桌(table) plus 子(suffix) behind, there are lots of modern Chinese words used this 子(suffix), like 桌子(table)=桌(table)+子(suffix), 椅子(chair)=椅(chair)+子(suffix), 孩子(child)=孩(child)+子(suffix), etc.
Put the cellular phone on the table. 將手機放在桌子上 Jiāng shǒu-jī fàng zài zhuō-zi shàng
將(ready) + 手機(cell phone) + 放(put) + 在(on) + 桌子(table) + 上(above)
here the Chinese character 將(ready) is used as a verb, it could mean "to get, to use" applying on an object. When you use the phrase "put something on somewhere" then you use the Chines…