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木(mù)= tree, wood, 交(jiāo)=mix,intersect, exchange, communicate, deliver; What do you think 校(xiào) mean?

木(mù)= tree, wood, 交(jiāo)=mix,intersect, exchange, communicate, deliver; What do you think 校(xiào) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - September 14, 2014

长(cháng)=long; 城(chéng)=castle, city, town, municipality; What do you think 长城 (Chángchéng) mean?

长(cháng)=long; 城(chéng)=castle, city, town, municipality; What do you think 长城 (Chángchéng) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - September 13, 2014

地 (dì)=earth; 坛 (tán)=altar; What do you think 地坛(Dìtán)mean?

地 (dì)=earth; 坛 (tán)=altar; What do you think 地坛(Dìtán)mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - September 10, 2014

天(tiān)=sky, heaven; 坛(tán)=altar; What do you think 天坛(Tiāntán) mean?

天(tiān)=sky, heaven; 坛(tán)=altar; What do you think 天坛(Tiāntán) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - September 9, 2014

香(xiāng)=fragrant, sweet smelling, incense; 酥 (sū)=crispy; 鸡 (jī)=chicken; What do you think 香酥鸡(xiāngsūjī) mean?

香(xiāng)=fragrant, sweet smelling, incense; 酥 (sū)=crispy; 鸡 (jī)=chicken; What do you think 香酥鸡(xiāngsūjī) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - September 8, 2014

香(xiāng)=fragrant, sweet smelling, incense; 酥 (sū)=crispy; 鸡 (jī)=chicken; What do you think 香酥鸡(xiāngsūjī) mean?

香(xiāng)=fragrant, sweet smelling, incense; 酥 (sū)=crispy; 鸡 (jī)=chicken; What do you think 香酥鸡(xiāngsūjī) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - September 8, 2014

香(xiāng)=fragrant, sweet smelling, incense; 酥 (sū)=crispy; 鸡 (jī)=chicken; What do you think 香酥鸡(xiāngsūjī) mean?

香(xiāng)=fragrant, sweet smelling, incense; 酥 (sū)=crispy; 鸡 (jī)=chicken; What do you think 香酥鸡(xiāngsūjī) mean?

1 reply - Last post by Robert-C7 - September 8, 2014

自(zì)=from / self ; 行(xíng)=to walk / to go / to travel ;车(chē)=car / vehicle; 自行车(zìxíngchē) mean?

自(zì)=from / self ; 行(xíng)=to walk / to go / to travel ;车(chē)=car / vehicle; 自行车(zìxíngchē) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - September 7, 2014

氵=water, 十(shí)=ten, complete, perfect; What do you think 汁(zhī) mean?

氵=water, 十(shí)=ten, complete, perfect; What do you think 汁(zhī) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - September 6, 2014

上(shàng)=up, on, above; 海(hǎi)sea, ocean: What do you think 上海(Shànghǎi) mean?

上(shàng)=up, on, above; 海(hǎi)sea, ocean: What do you think 上海(Shànghǎi) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - September 5, 2014

香(xiāng) fragrant, 港(gǎng)=harbor; What do you think 香港 (xiānggǎng) mean?

香(xiāng) fragrant, 港(gǎng)=harbor; What do you think 香港 (xiānggǎng) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - September 4, 2014

禾(hé)=grain still on stalk, rice plan;火(huǒ)=fire; What do you think 秋(qiū) mean?

禾(hé)=grain still on stalk, rice plant;火(huǒ)=fire; What do you think 秋(qiū) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - September 3, 2014

Huānyíng guānglín

Lesson 3.6 presents this sentence Huānyíng guānglín. 欢迎光临。 Welcome. I know that 欢迎 (huānyíng) translates to "welcome" and 光临 (guānglín) translates to presence. What meaning does guānglín add to the sentence? Is it a more polite way of saying welcome? ...

2 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - September 2, 2014

Lesson 3.5 Catching a Taxi Ride - regional vocabulary

Consider the sentence "Where are you going?" Nǐ qù nǎr? 你去哪儿? This can also be written as Nǐ qù nǎlǐ? 你去哪里? This first sentence (which uses 哪儿 for where) is what Rocket Chinese fairly consistently uses and seems to be a more northern Chinese dialect. ...

2 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - September 2, 2014

鱼(yú)=fish, 羊(yáng)=sheep; What do you think 鲜(xiān) mean?

鱼(yú)=fish, 羊(yáng)=sheep; What do you think 鲜(xiān) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - September 2, 2014

故(gù)=ancient, old,宫(gōng)=palace; What do you think 故宫(Gùgōng) mean?

故(gù)=ancient, old,宫(gōng)=palace; What do you think 故宫(Gùgōng) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 31, 2014

生(shēng)= to be born, raw; 日(rì)= sun, day; What do you think 生日(shēngrì) mean? a. sunrise b. birthday c. early morning

生(shēng)= to be born, raw; 日(rì)= sun, day; What do you think 生日(shēngrì) mean? a. sunrise b. birthday c. early morning

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 30, 2014

饭(fàn)=cooked rice/food/ meal; 店(diàn) inn/shop/ store; What do you think 饭店 fàndiàn mean?

饭(fàn)=cooked rice/food/ meal; 店(diàn) inn/shop/ store; What do you think 饭店 fàndiàn mean?

2 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - August 30, 2014

日(rì)=sun,day; 历(lì)=history; What do you think 日历(rìlì) mean? a. diary b. calendar c. rainbow

日(rì)=sun,day; 历(lì)=history; What do you think 日历(rìlì) mean? a. diary b. calendar c. rainbow

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 29, 2014

早(zǎo)=early, 安(ān)= peace, put in place: What do you think 早安(zǎo'ān) mean?

早(zǎo)=early, 安(ān)= peace, put in place; What do you think 早安(zǎo'ān) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 28, 2014

热 (rè)=hot, 狗 (gǒu)=dog; What do you think 热狗 (règǒu) mean?

热 (rè)=hot, 狗 (gǒu)=dog; What do you think 热狗 (règǒu) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 27, 2014

念 (niàn) to read aloud+书 (shū) book=念书 (niànshū) ; What do you think 念书 (niànshū) mean?

念 (niàn) to read aloud+书 (shū) book=念书 (niànshū) ; What do you think 念书 (niànshū) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 25, 2014

What is the Chinese for northeast? a. 东北 or b. 北东

What is the Chinese for northeast? a. 东北 or b. 北东

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 25, 2014

甜(tián)=sweet, sweetness, 点(diǎn) dot, speck, spot point, degree; What do you think 甜点 (tiándiǎn) mean?

甜(tián)=sweet, sweetness, 点(diǎn) dot, speck, spot point, degree; What do you think 甜点 (tiándiǎn) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 24, 2014

年 (nián)=year, 年+年=年年 (niánnián); What do you think 年年 (niánnián) mean?

年 (nián)=year, 年+年=年年 (niánnián); What do you think 年年 (niánnián) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 23, 2014

走(zǒu)=to walk, 路(lù)=road; What do you think 走路(zǒulù) mean?

走(zǒu)=to walk, 路(lù)=road; What do you think 走路(zǒulù) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 22, 2014

代(dài)= generation; What do you think 代代(dàidài) mean?

代(dài)= generation; What do you think 代代(dàidài) mean?

1 reply - Last post by Robert-C7 - August 20, 2014

Lesson 5.1 question - jǐ lù gōnggòng qìchē

In Lesson 5.1 "Exploring Beijing", the dialog has the following sentence: Wǒmen yào zuò jǐ lù gōnggòng qìchē? 我们要坐几路公共汽车? Which bus shall we take? Word for word this translates to "We will go how many road bus?" Google Translate thinks this translates ...

3 replies - Last post by Lin-Ping - August 20, 2014

月(yuè)=month, 月+月=月月(yuèyuè); What do you think 月月(yuèyuè) mean?

月(yuè)=month, 月+月=月月(yuèyuè); What do you think 月月(yuèyuè) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 19, 2014

吃 (chī)= to eat; 饭 (fàn)=cooked rice; What do you think 吃饭 (chīfàn) mean?

吃 (chī)= to eat; 饭 (fàn)=cooked rice; What do you think 吃饭 (chīfàn) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 17, 2014

田 (tián)=field, arable land; 木mù)=tree, wood; What do you think 果(guǒ) mean?

田 (tián)=field, arable land; 木mù)=tree, wood; What do you think 果(guǒ) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 16, 2014

氵=water, 永 (yǒng)=long, perpetual, eternal, forever; What do you think 泳( yǒng)mean?

氵=water, 永 (yǒng)=long, perpetual, eternal, forever; What do you think 泳( yǒng)mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 15, 2014

车(chē)=car / vehicle; 库(kù)=warehouse / storehouse / (file) library; What do you think 车库(chēkù) mean?

车(chē)=car / vehicle; 库(kù)=warehouse / storehouse / (file) library; What do you think 车库(chēkù) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 13, 2014

生(shēng) life, living, lifetime; birth+日(rì)sun; day; daytime=生日(shēngrì); What does 生日(shēngrì) mean?

生(shēng) life, living, lifetime; birth+日(rì)sun; day; daytime=生日(shēngrì); What does 生日(shēngrì) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 13, 2014

太平(tàipíng)=peace and security; 洋(yáng)=ocean; What do you think 太平洋 (Tàipíngyáng) mean?

太平(tàipíng)=peace and security; 洋(yáng)=ocean; What do you think 太平洋 (Tàipíngyáng) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 13, 2014

听(tīng) to listen+懂(dǒng)to understand=听懂(tīngdǒng); What do you think 听懂(tīngdǒng) mean?

听(tīng) to listen+懂(dǒng)to understand=听懂(tīngdǒng); What do you think 听懂(tīngdǒng) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 11, 2014

护(hù)=protect, guard, defend, shelter; 照(zhào)=shine, illumine, reflect; What do you think 护照(hùzhào) mean?

护(hù)=protect, guard, defend, shelter; 照(zhào)=shine, illumine, reflect; What do you think 护照(hùzhào) mean?

1 reply - Last post by Robert-C7 - August 10, 2014

听(tīng) to listen+说(shuō) to speak=听说(tīngshuō); What do you think 听说 (tīngshuō) mean?

听(tīng) to listen+说(shuō) to speak=听说(tīngshuō); What do you think 听说 (tīngshuō) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 10, 2014

电(diàn)=electric / electricity / electrical, 饭(fàn)=food / cuisine / cooked rice / meal, 锅(guō)=pot / pan / boiler; What do you think 电饭锅 (diànfànguō) mean?

电(diàn)=electric / electricity / electrical, 饭(fàn)=food / cuisine / cooked rice / meal, 锅(guō)=pot / pan / boiler; What do you think 电饭锅 (diànfànguō) mean?

1 reply - Last post by Robert-C7 - August 9, 2014

女+取(qǔ) to obtain=娶(qǔ); What do you think 娶(qǔ) mean?

女+取(qǔ) to obtain=娶(qǔ); What do you think 娶(qǔ) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 8, 2014

开(kāi)=to start+车(chē)vehicle; What do you think 开车(kāichē) mean?

开(kāi)=to start+车(chē)vehicle; What do you think 开车(kāichē) mean?

1 reply - Last post by Robert-C7 - August 5, 2014

女(nǚ)=female / woman / daughter+家(jiā)= family, home; What do you think 女家(jiā) mean?

女(nǚ)=female / woman / daughter+家(jiā)= family, home; What do you think 女家(jiā) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 4, 2014

广 (yǎn)=wide, extensive, broad; 木(mù)=tree, wood, lumber, wooden; What do you think 床(chuáng) mean?

广 (yǎn)=wide, extensive, broad; 木(mù)=tree, wood, lumber, wooden; What do you think 床(chuáng) mean?

1 reply - Last post by Robert-C7 - August 3, 2014

国(guó)=nation, 家(jiā)= house/home, 公(gōng)public,园(yuán)=park; What do you think 国家公园(guójiāgōngyuán) mean?

国(guó)=nation, 家(jiā)= house/home, 公(gōng)public,园(yuán)=park; What do you think 国家公园(guójiāgōngyuán) mean?

1 reply - Last post by Robert-C7 - August 2, 2014

门(mén)=gate, door, entrance, opening;耳(ěr)=ear; What do you think 闻(wén) mean?

门(mén)=gate, door, entrance, opening; 耳(ěr)=ear; What do you think 闻(wén) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 1, 2014

Lesson 5.5 word

Chengde Bishu Shanzhuang = Chengde Summer Palace The Hanzi shown for this is 承德避署山庄. The middle two characters 避署 translate to "to go on summer vacation" according to Yabla Chinese. Google translate suggests 避暑 is a better choice for summer. Which is corr...

3 replies - Last post by John-H8 - August 1, 2014

高(gāo)=high, tall, lofty, elevated; 兴(xīng)=thrive, prosper, flourish; What do you think 高兴( gāoxīng) mean?

高(gāo)=high, tall, lofty, elevated; 兴(xīng)=thrive, prosper, flourish; What do you think 高兴( gāoxīng) mean?

1 reply - Last post by Robert-C7 - July 30, 2014

Chinese

does anyone know the Chinese alphabet?

4 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - July 30, 2014

笑(xiào)=laugh;话(huà)=speech; What do you think 笑话(xiàohuà) mean?

笑(xiào)=laugh;话(huà)=speech; What do you think 笑话(xiàohuà) mean?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 - July 29, 2014

(xiǎo)=small; 费(fèi)=fee; What do you think 小费(xiǎofèi) mean?

小(xiǎo)=small; 费(fèi)=fee; What do you think 小费(xiǎofèi) mean?

1 reply - Last post by Robert-C7 - July 28, 2014

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