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How to Not Over React 怎麼不過分的反應 in Chinese

It is important to learn 怎麼不過分的反應❶。 (怎麼)(不)[(過分)(的)](反應)。 (zen3 me.) (bu2) [(guo4 fen4) (de.)] (fan3 ying4) (how) (not) [(beyond the normal and proper limits) (mades the previous word an adjective)] (to react). how not to overreact.   It can be hard because 有時候一些人他們就是要生氣。 (有時候)(一些)(人)(他們)(就是)(要)(生氣)。 (you3 shi2 hou4) (yi4 xie1) (ren2) (ta1 men.) (jiu4 shi4) (yao4) (sheng1 […]

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How I Began to 唱快樂的光腳丫歌 Sing the Happy Barefoot Song in Chinese

  When you are reciting 一閃一閃小星星 (一閃一閃)❶ (小) (星星) (yi1 shan3 yi1 shan3) (xiao3) (xing1 xing1) (one flash, one flash) (little) (star) Twinkle, twinkle little star (you can find that song in Chinese here.)   Silently in your head while running, 有時候你意外地聯想起新的詞句。 (有時候)(你)[(意外)(地)](聯想起)[(新)(的)](詞句)。 (you3 shi2 hou4) (ni3) [(yi4 wai4) (de.)] (lian2 xiang3 qi2) [(xin1) (de.)] […]

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How to Twinkle Your Little Star 如何閃爍妳的小星星 in Chinese

My brain was kind of tired after the intense happenings in our family for the last few months, so my wise Chinese teacher 明智中文的老師 (ming2 zhi4 zhong1 wen2 de. lao3 shi1) chose a simple and familiar children’s song to help me re-engage with my Chinese studies: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star! She suggested I learn to […]

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How to Order Donuts 頂 甜甜圈 in Chinese

I really like the word for “donuts” in Chinese. 「甜甜圈」從字面就可以十分明白它的意思。 「(甜甜圈)」(從)[(字)(面)](就)(可以)(十分)(明白)[(它)(的)](意思)。 “(tian2 tian2 quan1)” (cong2) [(zi4) (mian4)] (jiu4) (ke3 yi3) (shi2 fen1) (ming2 bai2) [(ta1)(de.)] (yi4 si.). “(sweet sweet circle)” (from) [(character) (face)] (exactly) (can/able to) (10 points/completely) (clear/understand) [(it) (indicating possessive) = (it's)] (meaning). The meaning of “donut” is clearly understood from the (Chinese) […]

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How to Know if You Want to be a Princess in Chinese

It sounds fun to be treated like one, but let’s gather all the facts. 做一個公主有許多麻煩。 (做)❶(一個)(公主)(有)(許多)(麻煩)。 (zuo4) (yi1 ge.) (gong1 zhu3) (you3) (xu3 duo1) (ma2 fan.). (to be) (one) (princess) (to have) (numerous) (trouble). A princess has much trouble.   First of all, there are all kinds of tests. 一個真公主得會跳舞一整夜。 (一個)(真)(公主)(得)(會)(跳舞)(一整夜)。 (yi1 ge.) (zhen1) (gong1 […]

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