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


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
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:



The second phrase:

When the kitten is getting old and then becoming an old cat.
小貓老了就變成老貓
Xiǎo māo lǎo le jiù biàn chéng lǎo māo

kitten
小貓
xiǎo māo

小貓(kitten) = 小(little) + 貓(cat)

old cat
老貓
lǎo māo

老貓(old cat) = 老(old) + 貓(cat)

getting old
老了
lǎo le

老了(getting old) = 老(old) + 了(modal particle intensifying preceding clause)

note: the character 了(le) which is a modal particle intensifying preceding clause, like "getting" old 老了 in this case.

and then become
就變成
jiù biàn chéng

and then
jiù

become
變成
biàn chéng

變成(become) = 變(become) + 成(achieve)

this 2-character word 變成(become) is a modern Chinese word, much clear than the verb 變(become, change)

so the analysis of the whole sentence:

When the kitten is getting old and then becoming an old cat.
小貓老了就變成老貓
Xiǎo māo lǎo le jiù biàn chéng lǎo māo

小貓(kitten) + 老了(getting old) + 就(and then) + 變成(become) + 老貓(old cat)



The third phrase:

Children grow up and become adults.
小孩長大變大人
Xiǎo-hái zhǎng dà biàn dà-rén

children
小孩
xiǎo-hái

小孩(children) = 小(little) + 孩(child)

grow up
長大
zhǎng dà

長大(grow up) = 長(grow) + 大(big)

become
biàn

adult
大人
dà-rén

大人(adult) = 大(big) + 人(people)

the analysis of the whole sentence:

Children grow up and become adults.
小孩長大變大人
Xiǎo-hái zhǎng dà biàn dà-rén

小孩(children) + 長大(grow up) + 變(become) + 大人(adult)



The fourth phrase:

When people are getting old and then becoming old people.
人老了就變成老人
Rén lǎo le jiù biàn chéng lǎo-rén

people
rén

old people
老人
lǎo-rén

老人(old people) = 老(old) + 人(people)

getting old
老了
lǎo le

老了(getting old) = 老(old) + 了(modal particle intensifying preceding clause)

note: the character 了(le) which is a modal particle intensifying preceding clause, like "getting" old 老了 in this case.

and then become
就變成
jiù biàn chéng

and then
jiù

become
變成
biàn chéng

變成(become) = 變(become) + 成(achieve)

this 2-character word 變成(become) is a modern Chinese word, much clear than the verb 變(become, change)

so the analysis of the whole sentence:

When people are getting old and then becoming old people.
人老了就變成老人
Rén lǎo le jiù biàn chéng lǎo-rén

人(people) + 老了(getting old) + 就(and then) + 變成(become) + 老人(old people)


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


That's all for the lesson this time. Thanks for reading my blog and please remember to subscribe my YouTube channel (click the little red arrow button on the lower right corner of the video).

Wish you have a nice day!
祝你有美好的一天

Regards,

Andres Leo


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