Vocabulary

Video & Vocabulary: Another Pair of Chopsticks

Video & Vocabulary: Another Pair of Chopsticks

As one person commented, it would be great if disputing nations would sit down and join in a feast together, especially around a bowl of steaming jiaozi! ChinaConnectU’s version of a Chinese PSA announcement highlighting the importance of chopsticks and food in Chinese culture can be found here:  https://youtu.be/o9e8Nr719D8. It comes from China’s CCTV and is a minute and a […]

Study Questions and Vocabulary: Atheism

Go back to the main article. Character Pinyin English 无神论 wúshénlùn atheism (N) 宗教 zōngjiào religion (N) 中国共产党 zhōngguó gòngchǎndǎng Chinese Communist Party (PN) 儒学 rúxué Confucianism (PN) 佛教 fójiào Buddhism (PN) 崇拜 chóngbài to worship (V) 非宗教 fēizōngjiào secular (Adj.) 社会达尔文主义 shèhuì dá’ěrwén zhǔyì Social Darwinism (PN) 民族主义 mínzúzhǔyì nationalism(N) 社会主义 shèhuìzhǔyì socialism (N) 共产主义 gòngchǎnzhǔyì communism (N) 知识分子 […]

Study Questions and Vocabulary: Cantonese

Go back to the main article. Vocabulary Character Pinyin English 粤话 Yuèhuà Cantonese language (PN) 普通话 Pǔtōnghuà Mandarin language (PN) 广州 Guǎngzhōu Guangzhou (PN) 广东 Guǎngdōng Guangdong Province (PN) 香港 Xiānggǎng Hong Kong (PN) 澳门 Àomén Macao (PN) 广西壮族自治区 Guǎngxī Zhuàngzú Zìzhìqū Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (PN) 语言 yǔyán language (N) 方言 fāngyán dialect (N) 唐人街 Tángrén Jiē China Town […]

Study Questions and Vocabulary: Acupuncture

Go back to the main article. Vocabulary Character Pinyin English 针刺疗法 zhēncìliáofǎ acupuncture (N) 针 zhēn needle (N) 中药 zhōngyào (traditional) Chinese medicine(PN) 黄帝内经 Huángdìnèijīng Canon of Medicine (PN) 气 qì life energy (N) 经络 jīngluò energy channels (N) 阴 yīn yin (N) 阳 yáng yang (N) 医院 yīyuàn hospital (N) 艾灸 àijiǔ moxibustion (N) 西药 xīyào Western medicine (PN) […]

Study Questions and Vocabulary: Mandarin

Go back to the main article. Vocabulary Character Pinyin English 官话 Guānhuà Mandarin (PN) 普通话 Pǔtōnghuà Mandarin (PN) 国语 Guóyǔ Mandarin (PN) 语言 yǔyán language (N) 通用语 tōngyòngyǔ common language/lingua franca (N) 现代 xiàndài modern (Adj.) 华语 Huáyǔ Chinese language (PN) 方言 fāngyán dialect (N) 声调 shēngdiào tone (N) 一声 yīshēng first tone (N) 二声 èrshēng second tone (N) 三声 […]

Thematic Vocabulary: Cinema

Character Pinyin English 电影 diànyǐng movie (N) 看电影 kàn diànyǐng to watch a movie (V.O.) 电影院 diànyǐngyuán movie theater/cinema (N) 银幕 yínmù screen (litt. silver screen) (N) 电影业 diànyǐngyè film industry (N) 演员 yǎnyuǎn actor/actress (N) 表演 biǎoyǎn to act (V) 导演 dǎoyǎn director (N) 剧组 jùzǔ crew/cast (N) 编辑 biānjí to edit (N) 一场 yīchǎng scene (N) 背景 bèijǐng […]

Study Questions and Vocabulary: Cinema

Go back to the main article. Vocabulary Character Pinyin English 电影 diànyǐng movie (N) 看电影 kàn diànyǐng to watch a movie (V.O.) 电影院 diànyǐngyuán movie theater/cinema (N) 银幕 yínmù screen (litt. silver screen) (N) 电影业 diànyǐngyè film industry (N) 演员 yǎnyuǎn actor/actress (N) 表演 biǎoyǎn to act (V) 导演 dǎoyǎn director (N) 剧组 jùzǔ crew/cast (N) 编辑 biānjí to edit […]

Study Questions and Vocabulary: Japan-China Relations

Go back to the main article. Vocabulary Character Pinyin English 八个阶段 bā ge jiēduàn eight phases (PN) 古代中国 gǔdaì Zhōngguó ancient China (N) 神奇的东海 shénqí de Dōnghǎi the magical “Eastern Seas” (NP) 对徐福的研究 duì Xú Fú de yánjiū studies of Xu Fu (NP) 中国正史 Zhōngguó zhèngshǐ Chinese standard histories (N) 起起落落 qǐqǐ luòluò ups and downs 四个高潮 sìgè gāocháo four “high tides” […]

Thematic Vocabulary: Arts

Character Pinyin English 艺术 yìshù art (N) 艺术家 yìshùjiā artist (N) 画 huà to paint, draw (V) 刷子 shuāzi brush (N) 油漆 yóuqī (oil) paint (N) 画架 huàjià easel (N) 雕刻品 diāokèpǐn sculpture (N) 创意 chuàngyì to create (VO); creativity (N) 艺术工业 yìshù gōngyè art industry (N) 玉 yù jade (N) 书法 shūfǎ calligraphy (N) 人像 rénxiàng portrait (N) 山水 […]

Vocabulary and Study Questions: Art, Contemporary

Go back to the main article. Vocabulary Character Pinyin English 艺术 yìshù art (N) 艺术家 yìshùjiā artist (N) 画 huà to paint, draw (V) 雕刻品 diāokèpǐn sculpture (N) 创意 chuàngyì to create (VO); creativity (N) 艺术工业 yìshù gōngyè art industry (N) 玉 yù jade (N) 书法 shūfǎ calligraphy (N) 数字艺术 shùzì yìshù digital art (N) 展览 zhǎnlǎn to display, to […]