like喜歡, scare, afraid怕, dislike討厭


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:


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 character 老 here is used as a prefix used before the surname of a person or animal as a nickname like 老陳 for friend whose surname is Chen陳, 老王 for friend whoes surname is Wang王, and for animals like 老鼠mouse for mouse鼠, 老虎tiger for tiger虎...etc.


Let's extend the phrase into a longer version:

Cats like to chase mice.
貓喜歡追老鼠
Māo xǐ-huān zhuī lǎo-shǔ

貓(cat) + 喜歡(like) + 追(chase) + 老鼠(mouse)


The third phrase:

elephants are scared of mice
大象怕老鼠
dà xiàng pà lǎo-shǔ

大象(elephant) + 怕(scare) + 老鼠(mouse)

scare


Let's make the phrase much longer:

The elephants seem to be scared of mice very much.
大象好像很怕老鼠
Dà xiàng hǎo-xiàng hěn pà lǎo-shǔ

大象(elephant) + 好像(seem) + 很(very) + 怕(scare) + 老鼠(mouse)

seem
好像
hǎo-xiàng

very
hěn

Please check the analysis of the phrases and vocabulary of this lesson via my database site:


The fourth phrase:

I am afraid of spiders.
我怕蜘蛛
Wǒ pà zhī-zhū

我(I) + 怕(afraid) + 蜘蛛(spider)

afraid

spider
蜘蛛
zhī-zhū

For this 2-character word 蜘蛛(spider), both characters also mean "spider" originally in traditional Chinese.


The fifth phrase:

I dislike cockroaches very much.
我很討厭蟑螂
Wǒ hěn tǎo-yàn zhāng-láng

我(I) + 很(very) + 討厭(dislike) + 蟑螂(cockroach)

dislike
討厭
tǎo-yàn

This 2-character word 討厭(dislike) is a modern Chinese word, could be used as verb or adjective 討厭(disagreeable).

Please check the analysis of the phrases and vocabulary of this lesson via my database site:


Well, that's all for the lesson today. Thanks for reading my blog and please remember to subscribe my YouTube channel (click the little red arrow button on the lower right corner on the YouTube video). Thank you very much for the encouragement!

Wish you have a nice weekend!
祝你有個美好的週末

Best regards,

Andres Leo

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