Let’s Laugh Out

Some funny animal pictures. =)

Relax for a second when preparing for finals.

-Luna Min Cheng

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Chinese Number

11 Shíyī 十一
12 Shíèr 十二
13 Shísān 十三
Chinese Numbers 20-100
20 Èrshí 二十
21 Èrshíyī 二十一
22 Èrshíèr 二十二

then..

30 Sānshí 三十
31 Sānshíyī 三十一
32 Sānshíèr 三十二

You can probably guess the rest:

40 Sìshí 四十
50 Wǔshí 五十
60 Liùshí 六十
70 Qīshí 七十
80 Bāshí 八十
90 Jiǔshí 九十
Chinese Numbers 100 and above
100 Yībăi 一百
101 Yībăilíngyī 一百零一
102 Yībăilíngèr 一百零二
110 Yībăiyīshí 一百一十
111 Yībăiyīshíyī 一百一十一
120 Yībăièrshí 一百二十
200 Èrbăi 二百
300 Sānbăi 三百
1000 Yīqiān 一千
10000 Yīwàn 一万

When counting large numbers, whereas we ascend by the 1000, e.g. 1000, million, billion, trillion, the Chinese ascend by 10000.

So the next ‘round number’ is 100,000,000 – one hundred million -Yīyì 一亿

999999999999 = Jiǔbǎijiǔshíjiǔyìjiǔqiānjiǔbbǎijiǔshíjiǔwànjiǔqiānjiǔbbǎijiǔshíjiǔ = 九百九十九亿九千九百九十九万九千九百九十九

 

=)

Luna Min Cheng

Mandarin-Basic courtesies

Let’s study some mandarin phrases:

Basic courtesies

Answer (Yes/no)

shì (yes)

(no)

Response

búyòngxìe. (You’re welcome.)

kĕnéng (maybe)

qĭng (please) In Chinese, you would rarely use qĭng (please) by itself. It is usually used as part of a question or request.

xièxie (thank you)

What to call people you meet A man would be called xiānsheng, which is the same as Mr. or Sir.

A married woman is called tàitai [informal]/fūren [formal].

The Chinese equivalent for Ms. is nǖshì and Miss would be xiăojiĕ.

Personal pronouns

(I)

(he)

(she)

wŏmen (we)

tāmen (they [masculine or mixed group])

(it)

nĭmen (you [plural])

nĭ/nín (you [informal/formal])

Useful Phrases
  • wŏ de zhōngwén shuōde bùhăo. (I do not speak Chinese well.)
  • *wŏ shuō yīngwén. (I speak English.)
  • wŏ mílù le. (I am lost.)
  • wŏ zài zhăo jiŭdiàn. (I am looking for the hotel.)
  • duì, wŏ zhīdào. (Yes, I know.)
  • duìbuqĭ. wŏbùzhīdào. (I am sorry. I don’t know.)
  • wŏ bù zhīdào zài năr. (I don’t know where it is.)
  • wŏ bù dŏng. (I don’t understand.)
  • qĭng nĭ zài shuō yícì, hăoma? (Can you repeat, please?)

fēicháng gănxìe. (I appreciate it.)

Asking Some Basic Questions

  • How’s it going? Ni zenme yàng? (nee dzummuh yahng)
  • Do you speak English? Ni huì shuo Yingyu ma? (nee hway shwaw eeng yew mah)
  • Can you help me? Néng bùnéng b≈ngmáng? (nung boo nung bahng mahng)
  • What is your name? Ni jiào shénme míngzi? (nee jyaow shummah meeng dzuh)
  • What time is it? Xiànzài ji dian zhong? (shyan dzye jee dyan joong)
  • What’s the weather like? Tianqi zenme yàng? (tyan chee dzummuh yahng)
  • How much is this? Zhèige duoshao qián? (jay guh dwaw shaow chyan)
  • Where do I find . . . ? Zài nar zhao . . . ? (dzye nar jaow . . . )
  • Where is the bathroom? Cèsuo zài nar? (tsuh swaw dzye nar)
  • What time do you open/close? Nín ji dian zhong kai/guan mén? (neen jee dyan joong kye/gwahn mun)
  • Could you please talk more slowly? Qing ni shuo màn y∫diar. (cheeng nee shwaw mahn ee dyar)

Could you repeat that please? Qing ni zài shuo yícì. (cheeng nee dzye shwaw ee tsuh)

Useful Chinese Expressions

  • Hello. Ni hao. (nee how)
  • Good morning. Zao. (dzaow)
  • Good night. Wan ≈n. (wahn ahn)
  • Please. Qing. (cheeng)
  • Thank you. Xièxiè. (shyeh shyeh)
  • Excuse me. Duìbùqi. (dway boo chee)
  • I’m so sorry. Hen bàoqiàn. (hun baow chyan)

I don’t understand. Wo bùdong. (waw boo doong)

Chinese Phrases for Emergencies

  • Help! Jiù mìng! (jyo meeng)
  • Stop, thief! Zhu≈ zéi! (jwah dzay)
  • Fire! Zháohuo! (jaow hwaw)
  • Call an ambulance! Jiào jiùhùche! (jyaow jyo hoo chuh)
  • Call the police! Jiào jingchá! (jyaow jeeng chah)
  • I am sick. Wo bìng le. (waw beeng luh)
  • Get a doctor. Kuài qù zhao yish√ng. (kwye chyew jaow ee shung)

I’m lost. Wo mílù le. (waw mee loo luh)

 

Do You Know Peking Opera

Peking opera or Beijing opera (simplified Chinese: 京剧; traditional Chinese: 京劇; pinyinJīngjù) is a form of traditional Chinese theatre which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics. It arose in the late 18th century and became fully developed and recognized by the mid-19th century.[2] The form was extremely popular in the Qing Dynasty court and has come to be regarded as one of the cultural treasures of China.[3] Major performance troupes are based in Beijing and Tianjin in the north, and Shanghai in the south.[4] The art form is also preserved in Taiwan, where it is known as Guoju (國劇; pinyin: Guójù). It has also spread to other countries such as the United States and Japan.[5]  (from wikipedia)

-Luna Min Cheng

Those box cuties

I love them because they are not only boxes.

They are human, who have emotions, who know how to cry, how to laugh.

First time I saw them, I felt like I saw Derek and me.

Just like those box cuties,

Derek and I are common, bored and squared.

And just like them,

we are satisfied what we have so far.

we are quiet and peaceful.

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